Posts tagged ‘war’
May 2nd, 2013 at 6:54 pm by Dr. Drang
Yes, I’m back with this post again. And we’re still getting our young people killed for no reason.
April 12th, 2013 at 9:53 pm by Dr. Drang
As a young man, our new Secretary of State became famous as a spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Forty-two years ago this month, he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and said this: Each day to facilitate the process by which the United States washes her hands of Vietnam someone has…
March 19th, 2013 at 10:30 pm by Dr. Drang
I was busy at work at the beginning of the month, when I normally do this post, and when I came up for air I forgot to go back and fill in. I was going to just wait until the start of next month, but then I realized there was an important anniversary this month,…
February 11th, 2013 at 7:09 pm by Dr. Drang
January was the best month since 2008. It pains me to say I’m happy to see the casualty rate back to where it was in the Bush administration, but there it is. I hope to live long enough to see a Democratic president who isn’t afraid of looking “soft.” Obama handled Libya well, but trying…
January 2nd, 2013 at 7:45 pm by Dr. Drang
A significant drop in the casualty rate over the past few months allowed 2012 to end with the US military death total in Afghanistan still under 2,200, something I wouldn’t have expected back in the summer. Coincidentally, 2,200 is also number of coalition military deaths since the start of 2009—over twice the number of deaths…
December 5th, 2012 at 7:47 pm by Dr. Drang
US and coalition military deaths for November were back down to levels last seen in the spring of 2009—before the surge that should never have been.
November 2nd, 2012 at 7:57 pm by Dr. Drang
A friend of mine got some good news last week. His son, who’d been posted in Afghanistan for a year, was rotated back to the States and landed safely in Indianapolis. He’ll be with his family for Thanksgiving. Twenty-four other families, seventeen in the U.S., didn’t get such good news.
October 1st, 2012 at 8:52 pm by Dr. Drang
I don’t know how much of this month’s drop in US and coalition military deaths can be attributed to the end of the surge, but it’s welcome news, whatever the cause.
September 3rd, 2012 at 7:55 am by Dr. Drang
I’m not sure how the New York Times decided that August was the month in which the US military suffered its 2,000th death in the Afghanistan war. The way I see it, that happened back in June. I’ve been getting my figures from icasualties.org, which documents its figures, corrects them from time to time, and…
August 8th, 2012 at 12:49 am by Dr. Drang
A month ago, some right-wing blogs noticed my last post in this series and decided that I was a kindred spirit. Which only goes to show how stupid right-wingers are. The thrust of their argument was this: The news media doesn’t report on the casualty figures because they’re in the tank for Obama. They reported…