I see this morning that a number weve been waiting for and dreading is suddenly upon us, and it has nothing to do with 2007. Its a bigger number: 3,000. What is it about big, round numbers that reach out and grab our attention? My heart goes out to all the parents, spouses, siblings and children who have lost loved ones in Iraq.
Celeste Zappala whose son, Army Sgt. Sherwood Baker, 30, was killed in Iraq, increases the tally of U.S. Iraq war dead that she tracks on her office window in Philadelphia, on Monday, Jan. 1.