HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): AP: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths. Also, with a Democrat in the White House they don’t get nearly as much attention.

UPDATE: A reader emails:

Mr. Reynolds, I read your item on the AP moaning over lack of interest among journos over the Afghani campaign, and noticed that the writer mentioned “grim milestones such as 1,000 and 2,000 dearths” — but then failed to give a current death-total.

To me, more telling was, how many died on Bush’s watch, and how many under [Obama]?

You can guess based on how much attention the numbers are getting . . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: Senator Blutarsky emails: “Since You Asked – Afghanistan Losses Under Obama More Than Twice Those Under Bush.”