Tragic Milestone: Obama Military Death Count Hits 1,950

By David Kraemer – ConservativeAmerican.org – Talk radio for your browser!

His name was Roberto Skelt. Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt. Skelt was 41 years old and was from York, Florida. His death two days before Valentine’s Day made him the 1,950th soldier to die under the command of President Barack Obama. A tragic milestone indeed.

Skelt and another solider, Army Specialist John A. Pelham, 22, of Oregon, were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. The Department of Defense said the two died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Our prayers of gratitude and support go out to the families of both of these brave warriors. May they rest in peace.

Fay Observer Pic Click2visit. Skelt on left, Pelham on right.

Fay Observer Pic Click2visit. Skelt on left, Pelham on right.

Media reports say the two were shot and killed by men in Afghan uniforms, and the Taliban has claimed responsibility. This comes the same week Afghan President Karzai released Taliban terrorists despite the USA urging them not to do so.

Remember all of the absurd “Bush Death Counts the disgraced Dan Rather and so many others in the media kept when a republican was in the White House? Their faux concern disappeared once Mr. Obama became Commander in Chief!

Years ago, this hypocrisy upset us at ConservativeAmerican.org. That’s why we created the admittedly equally absurd “Obama Death Count” to demonstrate to the left the absurdity of what they had done!

Conservative American radio talk show host Mark Levin agreed with us on the air and then linked to our site on his own webpage. Conservative American Rush Limbaugh also discussed this issue.

Will the New York Times, the paper that “cared” so much when it was President Bush in command, and others in the lamestream lefty media even notice that 1,950 soldiers have died since Barack Obama became President? Of course not.

The lamestream liberal media was all over the story when President George W. Bush was commander in Chief and the death toll hit 250, 500, 750, 1,000 soldiers. For Bush, the report of the 1,000th death came on September 7th, 2004, nearly three years to the date after the 9/11 attacks. His Presidential opponent at the time, John Kerry, called it a “Tragic Milestone.”

The Democrat party’s New York Times headline was, “For 1,000 Troops, There Is No Going Home.” They used the emotional pull to personalize their FULL-PAGE story…

“Dixie Codner had a question for the marines who came down her gravel road, past the rows of corn and alfalfa, to tell her that her 19-year-old son, Kyle, had been killed in Iraq. Should she bring them the dress blues, still pressed and hanging neatly in his closet, for his funeral? No need, she recalled them answering. They had dress uniforms from all the services, all sizes, waiting back at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where the bodies of American service members come home. ”What does that say?” Ms. Codner asked, as she sat at her kitchen table in Shelton, Neb., on a recent morning, fingering a thick stack of photographs that her son had sent from the desert. ”How many more are they expecting? All I know is that there are 1,000 families that feel just like we do. We go to bed at night, and we don’t have our children.”

ConservativeAmerican.org has a few questions for the New York Times; Will the paper even run a story explaining that since Obama became Commander 1,950 soldiers won’t have any “going home?” Will they find a family like the family of Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Codner to interview? You know the answer. Of course they won’t. The liberals who claim to be anti-war demonstrators disappear when their own candidate is commander. The truth is these hypocrites only care about military deaths when a republican is in charge. They only pretend to care about the lives of the soldiers when they can manipulate their deaths into political gain. 

The New York Times never called the spouse of Sgt. 1st Class James E. Thode of New Mexico, the 1000th military casualty under the Command of Barack Hussein Obama. The deaths were simply no longer important. The “tragic milestones” no longer had any meaning with a Democrat in the White House. They won’t be calling the families of Sgt. Skelt, or Spc. Pelham either.

When it was Bush, the Boston Globe Headline was “Death Toll Tops 1,000.” NBC’s Nightly TV News covered it. More examples of 2004 coverage of the 1,000th BUSH death are here and here.

The value of every soldier’s life is immeasurable. The “milestones” the media so loved to report as Bush Death Count stories, have disappeared now that Barack Hussein Obama is Commander in Chief.

If it was important before, why is it no longer important? Seems like a fair question to us.

Will the NY Times mourn the costs paid by “women and Hispanics” as they did when Bush was president? And why would the NY Times single out women or Hispanics? As if that makes a difference! Who cares what color, sexual orientation or gender these people are?! Are their lives somehow more or less valuable because they were women or Hispanic? Of course not! Shame on the liberal left for suggesting so with the emphasis in their NY Times article.  The socialist-union-democrats are always obsessed with a person’s skin color and ethnicity.

It’s like the acquaintance of mine I spoke with two days after 9/11 who said, “Yeah, think of all the minorities who died in those towers!” I beg your pardon? Who are these people?!

The Bush Death Counts, the celebration of each milestone as an occasion for an anti-war, anti-George W. Bush media to push its own agenda, were wrong. They noted the 500th death, 1,000th, 1500th, 2000th.

Will anyone even notice when the Obama Death Count hits 2,000? Will the White House ignore it? Will President Obama ignore the occasion as if he is ashamed of the sacrifice of these brave men and women?!

Even the NY Times had to admit that for Bush, the 2,000th death got much more coverage than the 1,000th death did…

“James J. Carafano, a military expert and senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research organization, said that it would have been “dumb” for the White House to have ignored the occasion. “Not to mark it,” he said, “would make it seem they were ashamed of the sacrifice of the 2,000, which would not be the best P.R. stand to take.” Mr. Carafano said he saw the number as meaningless but said it reflected how journalists work. They do not cover policy issues regularly, he said, “and when an event comes along that allows them to illuminate a policy, they jump on it.”

Dumb to ignore it? Hmmm. Will the NY Times call Carafano back and have him say it would be dumb for Obama to ignore this “milestone?!” According to Carafano, it appears the Obama White House is okay with the appearance that they are ashamed of the sacrifice of 1,000. As Carafano said, that’s “not the best P.R. stand to take.”

As a former Radio Talk Show host and reporter, I realize that the milestones are news. I’m not saying don’t cover it. At ConservativeAmerican.org, we’re merely asking why the coverage was continuous, huge, full-page, front cover, news when Bush was President and now that Obama is President… well, as Charlie “Hubris” Gibson gleefully announced when asked to explain why he would no longer cover anti-war protests held by a certain Mom, ‘there comes a time when we need to move on.’ Uh-huh. And Hubris Gibson and his lefty pals get to pick when that time is. That’s wrong. Hubris Gibson should stick to emceeing democrat party fundraisers, as he has done in the past.

Let’s be honest. The Bush Death Counts were absurd. It was a political attempt by the left and the media to tie the deaths to their most hated politician; George W. Bush.  We have been blasted for the Obama Death Count by people who haven’t read the story! We promised to take it down when the left ends its hypocrisy of claiming to be anti-war while actually being anti-REPUBLICAN-IN-CHARGE.

Obama promised to end the wars and close Gitmo. Where are the shouts of “Obama Lied, People Died?”

It’s put up or shut up time for the liberal media. The Obama Death Count has hit 1,950. Unfortunately, it soon will hit 2,000. What’s it going to be? Is this an important “tragic milestone” or not?

To honor our brave men and women in the military, ConservativeAmerican.org lists the names of the fallen. To see page one, please click here. Click here for page two, here for page three, and here for page four.
They gave their lives to protect and preserve our freedom. We thank them, we remember them and we honor them. Unlike other lists you may see, our list includes deaths from both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as other military deaths (including those killed at Fort Hood, Texas, those who died in military training exercises and from other crashes).

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  1. […] The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Army Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore.,… […]

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