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    War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) " It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness."

    War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths - Yahoo! News

    This article says we have become numb to troop deaths but I don't think so. I think the media is ignoring troop deaths because they support obama and try to sweep this under the rug so we are not numb we are just not being informed and reminded of the casualty rates we are suffering.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    I think it's a bit of both. I agree with you that the media is far less willing to hold Obama accountable for war casualties than they were for Bush (or than they probably would have been for McCain). It's sad that they give him a pass on this, because Obama's Afghanistan policy has been catastrophic.

    But I also think that it's true that people are just more war-weary. Many of us can barely remember a time we weren't at war. I started following politics during the 2000 election, when I was 16 years old. A year later, we were at war and have been ever since...so I don't even really remember a time when we were at peace, and it seems like the war casualties are the new normal. I think there is something to be said for the idea that people are numb to casualties and it doesn't really register anymore.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think it's a bit of both. I agree with you that the media is far less willing to hold Obama accountable for war casualties than they were for Bush (or than they probably would have been for McCain). It's sad that they give him a pass on this, because Obama's Afghanistan policy has been catastrophic.

    But I also think that it's true that people are just more war-weary. Many of us can barely remember a time we weren't at war. I started following politics during the 2000 election, when I was 16 years old. A year later, we were at war and have been ever since...so I don't even really remember a time when we were at peace, and it seems like the war casualties are the new normal. I think there is something to be said for the idea that people are numb to casualties and it doesn't really register anymore.
    I think if Romney is elected president you will see the msm immediately place a great emphasis on the war again and the daily death counts will be restarted. In addition to the press trying to protect Obama by ignoring military casualties another reason the war has faded from prominence is because the republicans by and large have stood in solidarity with Obama. There is no republican equivalent of Harry Reid teling the country and the world that the war has been lost. Or a Senator Clinton calling our top military commander a liar or a Senator Durbin comparing US trops to Nazis or Congressman Murtha calling US Marines cold hearted murderers.
    The republicans have not used the war in Afhanistan or the deteriorating condiitions in Iraq to score cheap political points. If Obama loses the left will go back to attacking the war in an effort to destroy Romney.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    WASHINGTON (AP) —" It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness."

    War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths - Yahoo! News

    This article says we have become numb to troop deaths but I don't think so. I think the media is ignoring troop deaths because they support obama and try to sweep this under the rug so we are not numb we are just not being informed and reminded of the casualty rates we are suffering.
    It's nothing to do with obama. they were just as bad when bush was president. Why do you always try to put a partisan post to everything you write?

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think it's a bit of both. I agree with you that the media is far less willing to hold Obama accountable for war casualties than they were for Bush (or than they probably would have been for McCain). It's sad that they give him a pass on this, because Obama's Afghanistan policy has been catastrophic.

    But I also think that it's true that people are just more war-weary. Many of us can barely remember a time we weren't at war. I started following politics during the 2000 election, when I was 16 years old. A year later, we were at war and have been ever since...so I don't even really remember a time when we were at peace, and it seems like the war casualties are the new normal. I think there is something to be said for the idea that people are numb to casualties and it doesn't really register anymore.
    It is sad when you think of the 4500 Iraq war deaths and how every one of them could have been prevented.
    Obama did not start that war in Afghanistan But he is at least going to finish it.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    I think if Romney is elected president you will see the msm immediately place a great emphasis on the war again and the daily death counts will be restarted. In addition to the press trying to protect Obama by ignoring military casualties another reason the war has faded from prominence is because the republicans by and large have stood in solidarity with Obama. There is no republican equivalent of Harry Reid teling the country and the world that the war has been lost. Or a Senator Clinton calling our top military commander a liar or a Senator Durbin comparing US trops to Nazis or Congressman Murtha calling US Marines cold hearted murderers.
    The republicans have not used the war in Afhanistan or the deteriorating condiitions in Iraq to score cheap political points. If Obama loses the left will go back to attacking the war in an effort to destroy Romney.

    Nay, the military industrial complex runs this country, not the press or president or even congress. They are all lap dogs. There are big bucks being made by the war mongers.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It is sad when you think of the 4500 Iraq war deaths and how every one of them could have been prevented.
    Obama did not start that war in Afghanistan But he is at least going to finish it.
    sadly think it will never end.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It is sad when you think of the 4500 Iraq war deaths and how every one of them could have been prevented.
    Obama did not start that war in Afghanistan But he is at least going to finish it.


    Well that was the promise he made now wasn't it. Though he's about four years late in keeping it. What makes you think he'd do so if he had another four years? Nixon managed to do it in about a year.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well that was the promise he made now wasn't it. Though he's about four years late in keeping it. What makes you think he'd do so if he had another four years? Nixon managed to do it in about a year.
    that was then, this is now. Nixon had no choice after his secret bombings of cambodia.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    that was then, this is now. Nixon had no choice after his secret bombings of cambodia.
    That isn't so. Nixon began withdrawing troops and setting up for an end to hostilities the moment he took office. He didn't just want to, because he knew he couldn't politically, just DiDi out of there. He had to set the stage. And I apologise, it took him three years to end that conflict, not one. Have you forgotten, Nixon was a quaker.

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