Via Ross, I see that Mark Steyn makes the right points about Fred “Our Casualty Numbers Are Bigger Than Yours” Thompson:

It’s unbecoming for a serious nation to get into a pissing match about whose pile of war dead is higher.

And:

It should not be necessary in “supporting our troops” to denigrate everybody’s else. 

And:

That’s President Reagan addressing “the boys of Pointe du Hoc” at Normandy in 1984. I know everyone wants Fred to be the new Ron, but I miss the old one’s generosity of spirit. 

And:

But Senator Thompson’s line is a gross sentimentalization.

That all sounds right to me.