We have met yet another grim milestone as the 4000th soldier has been killed in Iraq. As I have written before, nothing is more demoralizing to the troops than public complacency and the Iraq war has faded from view in the news.

Coverage has declined sharply, according to a Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism study, falling from an average of 15% of news output last August to just 3% in February this year.

As John Kerry was once famously quoted, “…who wants to be the last man to die for a lie?” one can only asks who wants to die for a country that does not give a damn?