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.