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"We are obliged to make clear to [U.S. soldiers] that they need not risk their or their country's honor to prevail; that they are always, always—through the violence, chaos and heartache of war, through deprivation and cruelty and loss—they are always, always Americans, and different, better and stronger than those who would destroy us."
JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona senator, urging his colleagues to support a bill restricting the treatment of terrorism suspects that passed 90-9 last week despite a veto threat from the White House

"It's a myth that any aid is helpful."
JONATHAN WALTER, editor of...

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