Collateral Damage

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A LIGHTER TOUCH: A British soldier offers a soft drink to a boy in Amarah

The call has never been so loud or urgent: Tony Blair, a growing number of Britons say, must take a giant step away from George W. Bush before it is too late. It was bad enough that the case for war crumbled with the failure to find weapons of mass destruction and the increasing hostility of many Iraqis toward their occupiers. But with the revelations of torture and humiliation by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison — and their unhappy echo in tales of abuse by some British soldiers — Britain's self-respect and image in the world is on the line...

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