Saturday, June 17, 2006

Just a number

“It’s a number, and every time there’s one of these 500 benchmarks, people want something.” White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.

Marine Corporal Michael A. Estrella, 20, of Hemet, Calif., was killed June 14, 2006, in Iraq.

He was not just a number. He was the 2500th American serviceperson to die for this particular mistake. But he was not just a number.


Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

Every soldier matters, but only two numbers matter:

The next soldier to die, and the last soldier to die.

Unfortunately, there are going to be a lot more next soldiers before we get to the last.

2:15 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

see web stats