Saturday, June 17, 2006

It's a "number." Wanna make something of it?

Uh oh. Apparently, the concern for dead American troops has fallen down the list, somewhere between keeping gays from getting married and banning sex with box turtles (emphasis gleefully added):

Q Tony, American deaths in Iraq have reached 2,500. Is there any response or reaction from the President on that?

MR. SNOW: It's a number, and every time there's one of these 500 benchmarks people want something.

I'm guessing, then, that 2,500 is just "a number" in the same way that the 3,000 killed on 9/11 is just "a number" and that the next time someone tells me that everything changed in the wake of 9/11, I have the legal right to drag them out to the parking lot and club them like a baby seal.

God, I love intellectual discourse.

1 comment:

CathiefromCanada said...

Yeah, like two American soldiers apparently kidnapped in Iraq is just a number too, eh Tony? and 5 months until the congressional midterms? Oh, and how about that $9 billion that disappeared? All just meaningless numbers