|Chris Matthews, MSNBC|
I wrote the numbers down to make sure I heard them correctly. They were discussing the President’s “two wars” in Afghanistan and Libya, his polices, questioning why Americans were still in Afghanistan. They were all over the place with their expert wisdom. As usual, Matthews was way, way off track!
Going on the Internet I found the information I was looking for at The Washington Post, under the banner “Faces of the Fallen.” This information assured me even more that Matthews, as usual, was creating his own facts. His guests did nothing to disabuse him of these wrong numbers. I looked for Afghanistan stats alone but couldn't find them. Fallen solders in both wars are combined. Matthews didn't say where he got his statistics.
The “Faces of the Fallen” site was designed by Nelson Hsu and Alyson Hurst and programmed by Andrain Holovaly. To see the complete breakdown with photos, ages, year of death, home state and military branch, go to washingtonpost.com, key in "Faces of the Fallen" to view the site.
*Barack Obama was not sworn in as president until January 20, 2009.