2000 American Military Deaths in Iraq
That number does not include those who died of their wounds during or after medical evacuation from Iraq.
The military is a bit testy about this event according to CNN
. Lt. Col. Steven Boylan, chief spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq: "The 2,000 service members killed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom is not a milestone," he said. "It is an artificial mark on the wall set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives."
The Colonel was correct, Bill Frist called for a moment of silence to memorialize the event in the US Senate. The Senate majority leader, famous for misdiagnosing ophthalmologic conditions [he said Mrs. Schiavo could see and his trust was blind], felt it was necessary for his failing hopes to run for President to be seen supporting the troops, even those who can no longer vote.
Next up was the Shrubbery who brought it up in a dog show [they used to be dog and pony shows before Holden
cornered the pony market] before military spouses. He proceeded to talk about sacrifices required in the "War on Terror", even though none of his friends or family have sacrificed anything. The military and the middle class are making all of the sacrifices while large corporations are recording record profits.Steve
is also talking about this.