FUN QUOTE | 2003-04-05

In this section last week I said how grateful I was that every single commentator and reporter tells us that "War is bad." That should take care of all those Americans who think war is a fun thing.

Now they are telling us something else that we need to hear.

Whenever anyone expresses gratitude for our low casualties, the media tell us that statement means that we are happy that Americans are dying.

A lot of us are deeply grateful that the American death rate in Iraq has been so low. Reporters say that we should realize that this does not mean that the death of even one soldier is good.

So they have to remind us, over and over and over, that the death of any American soldier is bad.

I am so glad they explain that to me. But I also need for them to keep telling me that war is bad.