Boehner: Troop deaths in Iraq are ‘a small price.’

In an interview on CNN today, Wolf Blitzer asked House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) about “the Americans who are killed every month” in Iraq and “how much longer” the “military commitment is going to require?” “The investment that we’re making today will be a small price if we’re able to stop al Qaeda here,” replied Boehner. As Atrios notes, the “small price” Boehner refers to is “3774 dead US troops and counting.” Watch it:

UPDATE: Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has put out a statement today blasting Boehner’s comment, saying “no American should ever for even a moment think the cost of war is small.”