The Times "Grimly" Repeats Itself

A theme emerges in the paper's coverage of the Iraq War dead.

"A grim milestone: 1000 U.S. Dead." - September 9, 2004 headline, from the Times' letters section.

"2,000 Dead: As Iraq Tours Stretch On, a Grim Mark" -October 26, 2005 headline.

"A Grim Milestone in Iraq: 3000 American Deaths."- January 1, 2007 front-page headline.