Well, that will undoubtedly comfort the families of the deceased

While the deaths of U.S. troops generate “a deep sorrow,” Rumsfeld said, he believes the American people feel the sacrifices are worthwhile.

“They recognize the difficulty of the task,” Rumsfeld said. “You got to remember that if Washington, D.C., were the size of Baghdad, we would be having something like 215 murders a month. There’s going to be violence in a big city.” Rumsfeld noted that Baghdad has nearly six million residents.

Yeah, all those ambushes and heavy artillery attacks in Washington DC are a real problem. Story, via Counterspin.