A New York Times analysis says American military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 this week, though iCasualties.org lists the total as 2,102. Doesn't matter either way as commemorating these casualty milestones seems to have fallen out of fashion since a president the media detested and mocked has been replaced by one they respect and adore. It took nine years of war to reach 1,000 U.S. dead but only 27 months to hit 2,000. Nearly two thirds of the war dead have come while Barack Obama has been commander-in-chief.
- Rape is a horrible act and a sensitive issue to those who have been victim to it. Nevertheless, there's an election coming so Democrats the country over will be using Todd Akin and his asinine rape comment on their campaign trails. Politics. Almost as horrible as rape.
- Americans are split about evenly between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but only a third actually think the president will be voted out this November.
- Federal prosecutors are ramping up their assault on medical marijuana dispensaries in California, filing two lawsuits and sending warning letters to dozens of clinics in Orange County.
- A lesbian woman claiming to be the victim of a hate crime in Nebraska has now been charged with lying to police, though she maintains it was not a hoax.
- Ayatollah Ali Khamanei ordered the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to ramp up terror attacks on the West in response to its support of the Syrian insurrection, according to Western intelligence officials.
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