One of the strange things about the reportage of the war in Iraq is how much emphasis is placed on American losses.
"Grim milestones" keep flashing by as the media trumpets that our war dead have reached nice round numbers, but what about the context?
Our enemy is so brutal, so steeped in elemental evil that any kind of moral equivalence borders on the insane.
Wretchard notes that we are talking about an organization that tortures people simply for the sport of it.
In past conflicts, these atrocities would be trumpeted across the land, to help rouse people to the danger we face and to remind them that those that fall in this conflict do so in a righteous and noble cause.
Instead, we are told that the deaths of our warriors are senseless, or for oil, or to cement a dictatorship, or some other claptrap.
Our prayer this Memorial Day is that this country survives in such a state that 50 years hence, the graves of our recently fallen heroes will be strewn with flowers and flags and children will read of the great war in Iraq and wonder what madness possessed the media.