What is the significance of the death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reaching 1,000?
Asked at Candlelight vigil on Massachusetts Street on September 9, 2004
“I think that every person who dies is a tragedy. It seems to be a number that grabs people’s attention. Unfortunately, they’ve stopped counting the number of Iraqi deaths.”
“We are here to honor the dead, but we also want to awaken people’s understanding of what a disaster war is”
“It’s not just 1,000 soldiers. It’s also over 13,000 Iraqi civilians who have died. I want to know why they had to die.”
“It’s 1,000 too many soldiers who have died. Bush lied, and these soldiers unnecessarily died.”