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Bob Herbert with maybe his 10th column on need for Afghan pullout so we can do nation building at home. Also points to passage in Jonathan Alter book where Gen. Petraeus last year promised Obama he will not oppose 2011 troop pullout–which he has now hinted he might do. … icasualties.org reports 575 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan since Obama took office–same # that died under Bush.
John Oliver on The Daily Show: Catholics CAN build church next to a playground, but SHOULD they — or is it "too soon"? Earlier in same segment on the "ground zero mosque" Jon Stewart caught Glenn Beck in (surprise) hypocrisy:
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