Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Aren't you glad the anti war candidates won?

The 2006 congressional candidates (who pledged to cut off war funding) won.

The 2008 presidential candidate (who promised to withdraw) won.

But, from the numbers, you'd think Bush, Cheney, Hastert and Frist were still in charge.

"As of Monday, 4,319 U.S. servicemembers and 13 Defense Department civilians had been identified as having died in the Iraq war: 3,464 from hostile action and 868 from non-combat-related incidents.
Latest death identified:
•Army Staff Sgt. Johnny R. Polk, 39, Gulfport, Miss., died July 25 of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade July 23 in Kirkuk; 1st Cavalry Division.
In and around Afghanistan, 686 U.S. servicemembers and one Defense Department civilian had been reported killed: 515 from hostile action and 172 in non-combat-related incidents.
Latest deaths identified:
•Army Spc. Alexander J. Miller, 21, Clermont, Fla., died Friday in Nuristan province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his units with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire; 10th Mountain Division.
Three soldiers from the Army's 4th Infantry Division died Saturday in Mushan Village of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their patrol with improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades:
•Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon, 19, Knoxville, Tenn.
•Pfc. Richard K. Jones, 21, Person, N.C.
•Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls, 27, West Lawn, Pa."


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