Tuesday, May 17, 2005

GLOBAL JIHAD: Just who is the 'son of a bitch'?

After all, that report, which was printed in a small item in last week's "Periscope" section of the magazine, spurred violent protests across the Muslim world, particularly in Afghanistan, where at least 15 people were killed and the government of President Hamid Karzai was badly shaken just a week before he was due to travel to Washington. Or is the "son of a bitch" US President George W Bush, whose administration began fixing intelligence at least eight months before invading Iraq in order to make the public believe that Baghdad posed a serious threat to the United States and its allies? After all, the war and its bloody aftermath have taken a toll of at least 30,000 lives, according to the most conservative estimates, and ongoing conflict continues to kill scores more every week with no end in sight.

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