The sour economy makes Iraq seem so 2006. Only 6 percent of South Floridians named the war as a top issue in a Miami Herald poll released this week. "Iraq fatigue,'' explained pollster John Zogby.
But for Itzhak and Beth Agami of Parkland, whose 25-year-old son Daniel was killed one year ago last Saturday, the war is a constant source of heartache. The cost of gas means little to parents forced to outlive their child.
There have been 4,103 American soldiers killed in Iraq, including 178 from Florida. The Agamis, who tend to finish each other's sentences, sometimes feel like they're the only ones paying attention.
"It's a forgotten war,'' added Itzhak.