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However, some folks have their number.
The fact that the Iraqis just approved their constitution with a small fraction of the violence on election day compared to last January... that's NOT news. Nice round numbers and place value lessons for simpletons... now THAT's news.
Hey, hang on just a second... as a matter of fact, I seem to remember Bush - in the 2003 State of the Union Address - said that if we go into Iraq at 2,000 KIA, we have to strike out tents and bugout. Game over.
Some useful perspective can be found here.
Update: Picked up the paper and there it was - "2,000th U.S. troop dies". Granted, it was at the very foot of the front page. Not only that, right above it was an AP report on Iraqi casualties - 30,000 so far. Sounds bad, no...? Only if you you're unaware of the casualty rate under Saddam.