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Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
December 21, 2004
WAR: Dispatches

* Today, another terrible and cowardly attack in Iraq claimed the lives of more good men and women. Recent news from the Middle East has recently been a mix of hopeful signs (see here, here and here) and desperate violence. I think that the former is a major incentive to the latter, an unfortunate dynamic that we’re going to struggle with for the foreseeable future.

* Indonesia’s second trial of one of the founders of al Qaeda’s Southeast Asian partner, Jemaah Islamiyah, is under way.

* David Adesnik dissents from the view of David Ignatius that the U.S. should engage in covert operations to influence the Iraqi election (as Iran is almost certainly doing).

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