Friday, August 24, 2007

Clinton and Bush: 1st Term Active Duty Military Deaths

Just as a quick aside, I'll never understand this statistic:

Active duty deaths during Clinton's first four years (1993 - 1996): 4302
Active duty deaths during Bush's first four years (2001 - 2004): 5187

During Bush's first term (for better or worse) we toppled oppressive regimes in two countries, Afghanistan and Iraq. In Clinton's first four years we... well, what exactly did we do?

Please note that I consider even a single American death a tragedy. I just think it's interesting to put things into perspective.

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