Ted Koppel was determined to read the names of 700 American servicemen who have died in Iraq to remind us how serious was their loss. Michael Moore has dedicated his film Farenheit 9/11 to the Americans who died in Afghanistan. And they did a land office business. But at least they didn't get to show Sadr's miliamen dancing around a battered Humvee. The men of the First Armored paid the price to stop that screening and those concerned can keep the change.

Belmont Club has more, as well as a Compare and Contrast with the liberation of Grozny. Or was it the liberation of Berlin, Grozny is still not liberated? It was not about the liberation of Vicksburg, I can be sure of that much.

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