Politics

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.”