Our hearts go out to him and his family.
UPDATE: By the way, this is what 1st Lt. Andrew Bacevich Jr. fought and died for:
"It can be argued that Iraq is on the verge of being a failed state which faces the distinct possibility of collapse and fragmentation," it said in a report.
"The Iraqi government is not able to exert authority evenly or effectively over the country. Across huge swathes of territory, it is largely irrelevant in terms of ordering social, economic and political life."
The report also said that a U.S.-backed security crackdown in Baghdad launched in February has failed to reduce overall violence across the country, as insurgent groups have just shifted their activities outside the capital.
But to say his death was a waste...well, that's just a slap in the face to all the troops fighting in Iraq.