I hate to be flip about this topic, but I am addressing the way the press handles it more than the actual tragedy of losing our four thousandth brave volunteer in Iraq. I had to create a jpeg here to show in graphic detail how unimaginative and welded to their narrative the press is when it comes to Iraq. Mentioning the overused and tired phrase 'grim milestone' not once, but three times within the headline and first two grafs of the story?
Oops! When I created the jpeg I missed those fourth and fifth grim milestones up at the right under that video.
I'd say this is almost Onion-like as a self-parody of what our press has devolved into. Except it isn't the least bit funny.