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Very disturbing case: 12 U.S. soldiers to go on trial for war crimes / coverup in Afghan. Some alleged to have collected fingers…. Raw Story: An Iraq veteran’s descent into suicide. The elusive face of PTSD.
Imam of "ground zero mosque" Feisal Abdul Rauf interviewed on CNN on the Islamic center debate: "If we don’t do this right, anger will explode in the Muslim world." But adds "Nothing is off the table" when asked whether he would consider moving the Islamic center site.
Howie Kurtz latest to hit media for wildly over-covering that pastor with 50 followers who plans to burn Korans in Florida. . .. Even Obama goes at the guy on GMA this morning…. But U.S. embassies brace for protest.
On Colbert’s salute to troops last night Yogi Berra bailed out Stephen for continually claiming Iraq war is "ended" by declaring, ‘It’s not over until it’s over." Colbert pointed out that the press is covering this phase of the conflict about as well as they did its beginning. But even Biden has to disagree with him when he calls for a victory parade. Biden also thanks George W. Bush for ‘honoring" the troops. Here’s his interview with Biden.
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