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Monday, January 24, 2005

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A strange definition of liberal from Robert Kaplan: "As the Abu Ghraib scandal reveals, some guards and interrogators can be sadistic ghouls; but many other interrogators could qualify as the most liberal people in the armed services since, for one thing, they have spent years studying the language and the history of their captives. As one Special Forces officer told me in Afghanistan, ''In order to defeat the enemy you first have to love him, and his culture.''