How they really feel
First you have Bush's "indispensable confidant," House Minority Leader John Boehner, who answered a question from Wolf Blitzer about the "loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month" by saying that those losses are a "small price."
Boehner's statement is just one of the latest showing how the right really thinks about the loss of life in Iraq, but they are everywhere to be found, if one looks. Consider, for example, this post at The Corner by National Review contributor David Freddoso.
Breaking: Clueless, Graceless Jerks [David Freddoso]Do you get that? People are dying in George W. Bush's stupid war, but it's clueless and graceless to get so pissed about that waste that you would dare interrupt a panel of Heritage Foundation "scholars"—including Fred Kagan and Michael O'Hanlon—as they pontificate about a war in which their every prediction has proven wrong.
Code Pink disrupts a dicussion [sic] on the war at the Heritage Foundation, all captured on C-Span. They rushed the stage and took control for about five minutes, I am told, while the peeved panelists looked on. They were finally led away.
It's all well and good to oppose the war and to protest, but these people need to get a life.
So the message from the right is this: Please "get a life" and quit being so "graceless" in opposing the war because, after all, 3744 dead Americans is a "small price" to pay for a complete and utter fucking failure.