We’ve lost 4,000 Americans. Four thousand lives wasted. When will we reach 5,000? What are those thousand people doing right now? Are some of them home on leave with their families, or on their third extended tour in Iraq? Are they lying on their bunk trying to forget what happened to a friend and comrade, an unfortunate member of the 4,000 war dead?
And what happens when every single one of those next 1,000 people is killed in Iraq? Will we be ready to stop the war then?