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War and massacres

By Tom Streithorst  

Atrocities are as old as war itself. We should think twice before wading into conflicts

On Sunday, a US Army Sergeant left his base in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, walked a mile into a village, and going door to door, methodically murdered at least 16 civilians, 9 of them children. In the wake of anti-American riots prompted by Koran burnings, NATO officials fear this massacre will further inflame the Pashtuns against US involvement in their country.

The US Army tells us this is the action…

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