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"Mr. Kissinger said today that he was not aware that any of his clients might pose conflicts of interest with his mission as chairman of the commission, which is to investigate why the United States failed to prevent the attacks [of September 11]." --New York Times

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Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House's Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme,...

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On a Nation cruise, the maritime adventure I usually refer to as “Lefties at Sea,” I used to take it for granted that some of the guests were troubled by my presence.

There are no conflicts to prevent
This mystery from being solved.
From that we can at least conclude
That Pinochet was not involved.

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