Monday, June 19, 2006

It's A Number

I despise this insane war as much as anybody, but the criticism of Tony Snow for his quote about the 2500th fatality in the war ("It's a number") is silly and off-base. He is right about this. People have a fascination with round figures, and make a big deal out of milestones. The 2500th death in the Iraq war is no more or less significant than number 2499 or 2501, and people should stop acting as if it is.

1 comment:

Andr? Kenji said...

But it´s interesting to see Snow quoting Stalin(Who said that a million deaths were a statistic).... ; )