Quote:Deaths in Iraq: A Look at Lives Lost
By Ron Coddington, Joshua Hatch, Katharine Jarmul, Paul Overberg, Chad Palmer and Lou Schilling, USA TODAY
This list includes fatal U.S. government casualties — military and civilian — in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Its totals will usually be slightly less than those in media reports because they are based on Defense Department reports of each casualty's name and other personal details, which are not released until next of kin are notified. The information is cross-checked with reports by the Associated Press and local news media and periodic updates by the Defense Department. The list does not include U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and other countries during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Really interesting and interactive graphing tool that could be helpful in any research that needs be doing.
I used it to check some facts on some data that was presented in a shocking article about the number of deaths suffered by whites in the military.
They were accurate in fact the results were quite shocking.
Quote:Rep. Rangel Wants More Whites To Die In War
A3P News Team | July 17, 2010
The American Third Position condemns Rep. Charles Rangel for his introduction of H.R.5741, a universal conscription bill whose intent is the deaths of more Whites in the armed forces.
This hateful legislation is introduced despite the fact that a disproportionate number of Whites already die in service.
Rangel’s death wish for Whites has been pervasive, as he previously introduced universal conscription bills in 2003 and 2007.
In an interview with Salon magazine in 2003 regarding his bill, Rangel expressed his views that “the poor, black and brown shouldn’t be the only Americans fighting and dying in Iraq,” and “Fairness dictates that the sons and daughters of the white middle and upper classes share the burden of war.”
Today’s armed forces rely heavily on minorities, the working class and the poor, he says, who turn to the military because few other opportunities are available to them. Roughly 40 percent of the U.S. military is minority, compared to a quarter of the overall population. African-Americans are particularly likely to join: They make up 26 percent of the military, but only 12 percent of Americans.
As is often the case, Rangel is purposefully ignorant of the facts. As can be seen in the statistics furnished by USA Today: Deaths in Iraq: A look at the American lives lost, it is Whites who have been disproportionately burdened by loss of their loved ones in the war machine.
Stipulating, that if Whites make up just 60% of the U.S. military, Whites account for 73.7% (3,254) of the reported 4,416 deaths.
Blacks, who make up 26% of the military ranks, only account for 9.6% (441) of reported deaths.
Take a few minutes and go through this interactive graph where one can select from a range of categories and obtain the correct statistics.
A congressman calling for re-establishing the draft because he has a debased intuitive feeling that a specific race is not dying in sufficient numbers in Iraq? Quite appalling.
The A3P will keep our nation out of foreign disputes that have no bearing on the welfare of our people, as outlined in its policy pages here: http://www.american3p.org/?page_id=100