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AP Stressing ‘Body Count’ In Afghan War

From the media activists at the Associated Press:

Firefighters extinguish a burning SUV in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 30, 2010.

July is deadliest month of Afghan war for US

By Robert H. Reid, Associated Press Writer

July 30, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan – Three U.S. troops died in blasts in Afghanistan, bringing the death toll for July to at least 63 and surpassing the previous month’s record as the deadliest for American forces in the nearly 9-year-old war.

Notice that now the war in Iraq has been dialed down the AP is turning all of its propagandistic tools towards ending the "9-year-old-war" in Afghanistan. Suddenly we are getting a relentless stream about the corruption of the (democratically elected) government there, and practically daily body counts.

By the way, the Obama administration quietly stopped our military from keeping a body count of the enemy dead back in July 2009. They obviously don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings on the other side.

In Kabul, police fired weapons into the air Friday to disperse a crowd of angry Afghans who shouted "death to America," hurled stones and set fire to two vehicles after an SUV was involved in a traffic accident that killed four Afghans on the main airport road, according to the capital’s criminal investigations chief, Abdul Ghaafar Sayedzada.

SUVs are often associated with foreigners, but it remained unclear who caused the accident because the occupants fled the scene. Sayedzada said two foreigners’ vehicles at the scene were burned by the crowd

Of course the Afghans might have just been responding to the gas-guzzling SUVs.

In Kabul, a crowd threw stones and set fire to an SUV after a traffic accident Friday in which two Afghans were killed and two were injured, according to traffic official Abdul Saboor. SUVs are associated with foreigners, but Saboor said the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene.

Were four Afghans killed in this accident or two? Alas, this is typical of AP’s journalism.

The tally of 63 American service member deaths in July is based on military reports compiled by The [sic] Associated Press. June had been the deadliest month for both the U.S. and the overall NATO-led force. A total of 104 international service members died last month, including 60 Americans…

Let’s hope they are better at counting Americans than they are at counting Afghanis.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “AP Stressing ‘Body Count’ In Afghan War”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Trigger (Roy Rogers stuffed horse) counts better and more accurately
    than the AP ever will.

  2. canary says:

    Obama needs to get our soldiers out of the belly of the beast in Afghanistan. Our soldiers should not be aiding the most radical of our enemies. Obama should spend a couple of weeks patrolling with troops, and dodging bullets. Plant a tree, anything to get his fingernails dirty for once in his life-time.

  3. P. Aaron says:

    Where are all those ‘Flag Draped’ coffin pictures the media was so hot for a couple of years ago?

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