Amongst The Ashes

Waco's aftermath yields a bitter taste in Texas and Washington

SUCCESS HAS MANY FATHERS, AND FAILURE IS AN orphan. That is clear as the long process of fixing responsibility for the Waco tragedy has begun. In Texas, arson investigators discounted the idea that the FBI started the April 19 blaze, since it flared up in at least two places at once and too late to have been caused by a government tank toppling a kerosene lamp. Working the same grisly ground, other experts said 72 people died that day, 14 fewer than suggested by figures Koresh provided before the fire. Autopsies performed so far were reported to reveal that bullets to...

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