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I'm more interested in pointing out that the publication of the secrets reveals in addition that, collectively, the Western political class was aware of the situation in Afghanistan, or the dark machinations of Pakistan, or the ambiguity of the Arab countries allied with Washington, to limit ourselves to the aforementioned examples, in an exercise of moral duplicity without many known precedents. They knew, but they hid it. And the recipients of such imposture were their electors, the societies on whose effort in blood and treasure the war in Afghanistan is sustained. ...

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Dec 19th, 2010 at 06:00:49 PM EST
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