The Obama administration's decision to actively cover up the war crimes of its predecessors and thereby become increasingly complicit in them, as well as appointing a Cheney man to run the war in Afghanistan, might seem unconnected. And perhaps they are. But I am drawn to the following passage in an account of one of the most barbaric scenes in Iraq during the early occupation:
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