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Sunday, July 04, 2010

July 4th Patriotic News

AP - Gen. David Petraeus formally assumed command of the 130,000-strong international force in Afghanistan on Sunday, declaring "we are in this to win" - Well, good; let's treat this as a sports event, David.  And, why, exactly, did you, the military women and men in Afghanistan, and we at home need a formal ceremony?  Posturing? We've had plenty, don't need any more.


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