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Even as statues of Saddam Hussein were tumbling in Iraq, Fidel Castro was demonstrating to Cubans that their dictator was still very much in charge. Castro capped...
WASHINGTON - Among the corrosive lies a nation at war tells itself is that the glory - the lofty goals announced beforehand, the victories, the liberation of the oppressed - belongs to the country as a whole; but the failure - the accidents, the uncounted civilian dead, the crimes and atrocities - is always exceptional. Noble goals flow naturally from a noble people; the occasional act of barbarity is always the work of individuals, unaccountable, confusing and indigestible to the national conscience.
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