As the tally of U.S. military deaths in Iraq officially went over the 2,500 mark Wednesday, White House press secretary Tony Snow said “it’s a number” and that “one of the things the president has said is that these people will not die in vain.” That’s about two deaths a day, or 64 a month. Perhaps 40,000 Iraqis have died in the same three-year war.
Meanwhile, members of the House had a heated and partisan debate today over the merits and direction of the war — with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., calling it “a grotesque mistake” and GOP members fiercely defending it as crucial to the fight against terrorism. For all their talk, lawmakers show a regrettable lack of interest in working together for what every American surely wants — to get out of Iraq.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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