I was wondering how long it would take for Cindy Sheehan to take advantage of the 2,000th death in Iraq
. And while I'm at it, why is 2,000 a milestone
? Wasn't death #1 a milestone? Or death #2? How about death #1,543?
Michelle Malkin seems to agree. In her 10/26/2005 commentary
, Malkin writes, "The anti-war Left couldn't wait for the death of the 2,000th soldier in Iraq. Peace activists have been gearing up for protests, vigils, and other events this week to mark the completely bogus milestone. Why 2,000? Was the second or 555th or 1,678th death not as worth mourning as any other death with nice round numbers?"Cindy Sheehan Called 'Desperate' For Media Attention
"Like many other anti-war demonstrators, Cindy Sheehan has been waiting for the 2,000th American to be killed in Iraq. When that happened on Tuesday, Sheehan, the mother of one of those slain soldiers, resumed her protest in front of the White House -- a tactic that one of her critics called 'desperate.' 'She will do anything to get publicity. Cindy Sheehan has been blown off the public map by [Hurricane] Katrina and [Hurricane] Wilma. She is desperate,' said David Horowitz, the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based Center for the Study of the Popular Culture and a former 1960s radical turned conservative. 'Cindy Sheehan has gone from disgracing her son's memory to becoming a caricature of someone who exploits a tragedy for her own self aggrandizement, to someone who is on her way to becoming a rich and famous harridan,' Horowitz told Cybercast News Service."