So many ceremonies to mark the 2,000th death of a soldier in Iraq. Such an ugly waste of young life in a war which should never have been started.
But the dead will be mourned and shall be honored. It is the living of this war who concern me. More than 15,000 injuries was the figure I heard. I pray that I heard it wrong, that the number is less. For all of these wounded men and women are going to need and do deserve our support, and many will need it for the rest of their lives.
And yet even as we are being urged to continue the fight, we see that the Bush administration is already cutting back on money to give proper support both to these wounded as well as to their families.