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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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Small events sometimes reveal large truths. Last month’s U.S. missile strike in the remote Bajaur district of Pakistan was such an event. Aimed at taking out Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s chief deputy, the strike missed its intended target and killed as many as 18 residents of the small village of Damadola. But the episode did not end there: outraged Pakistanis rose up in protest; days of highly publicized anti-American demonstrations followed. In effect, the United States had handed Muslims around the world another grievance to hold against Americans.

Hearts and Minds





As a U.S. military commander acknowledges force feeding at Guantanamo, 98 prisoners have died in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, with at least 34 suspected or confirmed homicide, according to a Human Rights First report.

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Bruce Bartlett was fired from his job at a conservative research group after writing "Impostor," a book sharply critical of President Bush.


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