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08 June 2007 @ 08:57 am
supplemental: three good reads  
"Perhaps no fact is more revealing about Iraq's history than this: The Iraqis have a word that means to utterly defeat and humiliate someone by dragging his corpse through the streets. The word is 'sahel,' and it helps explain much of what I have seen in three and a half years of covering the war.

Coverage: "A presidential pardon sends one cynical message: Powerful, well-connected people can lie with impunity. The administration behaved as if it were above challenge and rebuke."

"Vice President Cheney told Justice Department officials that he disagreed with their objections to a secret surveillance program during a high-level White House meeting in March 2004... Comey's disclosures indicate that Cheney and his aides were more closely involved than previously known in a fierce internal battle over the legality of the warrantless surveillance program."

Bonus: Cat and Girl presents A Brief History of Puppet States.
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