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CHOSEN ONE Tapped to head the six-month interim Afghan government, ethnic Pashtun Hamid Karzai quickly promised amnesty to rank-and-file Taliban, and Western justice for top leaders and foreign fighters. But the rickety Bonn agreement could collapse at the whim of rogue warlords

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"To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics only aid terrorists."
JJOHN ASHCROFT,
U.S. Attorney General, defending his expanded emergency powers

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525 million pages of secret U.S. government documents should have been released...

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