The 3,000th U.S. soldier has died in Iraq.

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"The 3,000th U.S. soldier has died in Iraq."

Spc. Dustin R. Donica, 22, of Spring, Texas, was killed Thursday by small arms fire in Baghdad, the Defense Department said.”

UPDATE: Flashback to Tony Snow at the 2,500th U.S. fatality: “It’s a number, and every time there’s one of these 500 benchmarks people want something.”

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