Monday, March 31, 2003
By Steven Taylor

A good piece by Mark Steyn. And, indeed:

An innovative war is going very well, and none of the ”setbacks” are unexpected, despite the Saddamites’ determination in their death throes to plumb new depths in depravity. The allied loss of life is wretched for the families involved but strategically significant only as a historically unprecedented low: Just for the record, there have been 10 American combat deaths to approximately 1,000 Iraqi combat deaths, and there is no reason to believe that ratio will change unless Saddam’s conscripts start surrendering faster. It was Stalin who said cynically that one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic. The fact that CNN was able to lapse into its default individual-tragedy mode with soft-focus profiles of each American POW is, in fact, confirmation of how badly the Baathists are doing.

He makes several good point–give it a read.

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    [...] I have never been as impressed with Mark Steyn as have many in the Rightward side of the ‘Sphere. Recently, I have found him to be rather outrageous (for example, here and here–and, in fairness, the one time I quoted him approvingly, it ends up he was quite wrong). [...]

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