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George

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  • Afghans to US Military: Be at Least a Little Ashamed
    • I don't understand why this question isn't being discussed more. The base must be secure. It's nearly unimaginable that they would let a person go out alone, for any reason.

      The truth could be even worse than the current story.

  • Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects while Obsessing about Birth Control
    • Thanks for saying that. You saved me the trouble. Except, I'd add this 'birth control' contretemps is just something they've ginned up to justify full-throttle support for republicans in the fall. Look for Joe Biden to be denied communion, round about September.

  • Syria Veto and the Revenge of the BRICS
    • On NPR this morning, Susan Rice & Ms. Clinton seemed genuinely outraged about Syria. I'm puzzled (sort of) that no one pointed out their much more subdued reaction to the repression in Bahrain. As part of the power struggle vs Iran, I can imagine why the US' reaction would differ; but, why all the emotion, and why aren't they called on it?

      Also, why the calls for Mr. Assad to resign? ISTM (as you describe), he's just the tip of the (Allawi) iceberg. That power structure is fighting for its life. In a system like that, how much power does he even have? Is his leaving going to help anything?

      I (sincerely) don't understand what the USG is doing. Is it just a cynical, 'isolate Iran, by destabilizing Syria' scheme? If so, the emotion they showed is weird.

      Thanks

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