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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Prisons of Our Making

Every time I read or hear about the large bases the US has built in Iraq and Afghanistan, I think of the Crusaders' castles (and here) in the Middle East. The crusaders spent a hundred years or so there, daring only to go out in force. ...

They were ostensibly prisoners inside these castles. ...

And they will call this victory. If you hear me laughing, it's only because the irony is so painful.

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