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Remember Brig. Gen. Sinclair?

We knew Jeff Sinclair got rushed out of Afghanistan back in May. Now we know why: Forcible sodomy and a kitchen sink of related charges.

As of today, he is the Army's most famous brigadier general.

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Quote of the day: Did President Obama become the man Cheney wanted to be?

From Ta-Nehisi Coates in a New York Times column, meditating on the president as a cucumber-cool natural-born drone assassin:

During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama earned the G.O.P.'s mockery. Now he has earned their fear. It is an ambiguous feat, accomplished by going to the dark side, by walking the G.O.P.'s talk, by becoming the man Dick Cheney fashioned himself to be.

Tom again: But if Obama truly possessed the killer instinct, why is VP Biden still on the ticket? I think dumping him likely would have added one point to Obama's vote in November. And that could mean a lot.