Skip to comments.US Deaths in Iraq highest in 8 months, increased for 3 straight. Will msm attack like with Bush?
Posted on 05/28/2009 7:23:24 PM PDT by jeltz25
5-2009 5-2009 21 0 0 21 28 0.75 4-2009 4-2009 19 0 0 19 30 0.63 3-2009 3-2009 9 0 0 9 31 0.29
(Excerpt) Read more at icasualties.org ...
You never hear or see anything baout it anymore.
Meanwhile, May had the most casualties in 8 months, and April had the most in 7 months before that.
Now, when Bush was President, the media would trumpet this all the time. You couldn't watch the news or read the newspaper without seeing an updated death toll daily, each death highlighted, etc... Hearing about deaths were worse than last month, etc...
So much for that. Now, deaths have gone up each of the last three months, but you don't hear anything. Now that Obama's Preisdent what happened to all the concern?
BTW, I don't think the uptick in deaths necessarily means things are deteriorating. It could. I was more pointing out the total lack of coverage compared to previous President. It'll be interesting to see what happens if things do start to heat up there.
Yes, makes you wonder where Mother Sheehan and the Code Pinkos are?
Note: The following text is a quote:
Control Center Staff Seeks to Defeat Combat Stress in Iraq
By Army Capt. Stephen C. Short
Special to American Forces Press Service
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, May 28, 2009 Fighting a war can be stressful, no matter what job you do in the military. Staff members at combat stress control centers throughout Iraq work to fight stress or at least to teach people how to manage it.
Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Alicia L. Tschirhart, a psychiatrist, commands the Kalsu Combat Stress Control Center. The center is one of three throughout Iraq, each of which serves a number of provinces.
We are able to see any servicemember that is stationed at Forward Operating Base Kalsu and anyone who needs assistance is sent here to this location, Tschirhart said. I have two enlisted personnel here as well that do individual counseling, screen patients and do outreach to the community.
The Kalsu Combat Stress Control Center staff sees 25 to 30 patients a week with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to marital problems.
Relationship and sleep issues are the most predominant cases I see, Tschirhart said. Problems that arose during deployment or were occurring back in garrison can be related to issues that we work on.
Confidentiality is important to patients, and coming to the center is voluntary unless a soldier is sent for a command-directed evaluation. Some soldiers worry about a lengthy evaluation or treatment that could cause them problems at work or bring out their personal life to the command, but Tschirhart said they shouldnt allow these fears to keep them from seeking assistance.
For the most part, a soldier is treated right here at Kalsu with little interruption to their work schedule, she said. We try to protect the patients confidentiality as much as possible.
Air Force Master Sgt. Dolores Ross, 733rd Expeditionary Support Squadron, is available to work with servicemembers on anger management issues and holds scheduled sessions. Tobacco cessation assistance also is available at the center.
Tschirhart said people shouldnt hesitate to seek help. For the most part, thoughts of harming themselves or others passes with time, she said. Most people just need assistance in managing their thoughts, and we do offer therapy as well as prescription medicine treatments.
(Army Capt. Stephen C. Short serves with the 172nd Infantry Brigade.)
Multinational Corps Iraq
Obama’s Iraq with daily death tolls need to be posted!
The next time our soldiers got blown up by a roadside bomb, that whole f***ing town goes up in smoke, then we bomb the rubble. It wouldn't have taken more than about ten of those occurances before the shiiteheads got the connection between the suspicious bomb-planters on the side of the road, and what was about to happen to their little shiitehole.
Mainstream media coverup. MSM doesn’t want to report anything bad when it comes to obozo the idiot.
Ah, I think soon we’ll be seeing things “heat up” here. The question I ask, and never get a good answer on, is: “At what point does the Government (be it Executive, Judicial, or Legislative) become a domestic enemy of the Constitution that you are sworn/required to fight?”
I also think that it’s very, VERY surprising that vets did not rise up en masse over the corruption in our own election processes. (It is pretty disgusting that Iraq, being so young, has freer and more open/honest elections than WE do.)
Maybe THAT is the reason that returning vets were mentioned in the DHS report...
It means that since Obama has announced our departure date of Oct 2010 that the insurgents will gradually increase opposition until a few months before October when they'll go full-scale.
They want to be able to brag that they "ran" us out and what better way to do that than by increasing attacks?
This was another reason why announcing a date-certain departure was less than intelligent.
But I thought everyone was supposed to love us now that obama is here!? :-/
And they way they do that?
Tobacco cessation assistance also is available at the center.
As far as the MSM is concerned the only real war Obama is fighting is a righteous class war that they completely agree with.
A residential streel that was lined with War Is Not the Answer signs for years is now clear of the signs. I guess now war might be the answer, since 0 is in charge.
Interesting that instead of expressing any sorrow for the loss of their lives you are more worried about the political ramifications. This is what I would expect from a lib, not a supposed conservative.
The MSM can’t spare time covering this, it’s too busy *not covering* (or instead, carrying water for) various other issues and controversies directly attributable to the Obama administration.
Exactly... Where are all the massive antiwar protests now? NOWHERE.
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