How terrible to wake up this morning and learn that 13 Americans died in Afghanistan, following a suicide attack. In the history of wars through time, both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will go down as remarkably bloodless wars. Considering that we’ve been fighting for eight years, American losses have been numerically small.
BUT, we are a country that, despite the Left’s best efforts, deeply values individual lives. We are the opposite of Stalin (“one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic”). No matter how many or how few of our troops die, each death is a tragedy. Those who died willingly fought to defend our freedoms and we value each of them and mourn their passing.
My deepest condolences to the troops’ families and friends.