Way, way, way off topic, and I know this is a baseball blog, but this bears reading (from Cnn.com, October 26):
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 2,000 Tuesday with the reports of three new deaths, and President Bush prepared the nation for more casualties, saying the "defense of freedom is worth our sacrifice."
2,000 fallen American soldiers. And most people are more concerned with celebrity gossip. I'm not going any further into politics - your views are your views, and probably better expressed in other forums / blogs / etc. But 2,000 Americans dead? My God.