The NYSlimes has the Faces of the Dead interactive display set up so that you can read the stories of all of our heroes who have been killed in Iraq.  What frosts me is the way it’s done.  To me they are not simply “the Dead” they are Heroes who gave their lives for our country and for the cause of Freedom.  The title on the page is “Casualties of War.”  “Casualty” has a connotation of something that’s out of one’s control, a freak accident, something unforseen or unexpected.  It implies that our warriors were in the combat zone because they are too stupid to know better.  (Have you ever looked up the word “victim” in a thesaurus?)  What an unpatriotic, un-American, backstabbing, faithless, traitorous way to look at our heroes.