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Just as the military and the public misunderstood Vietnam, many contemporary officers and politicians rely on a mythical rendering of a successful surge in the Iraq War.

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Henry Siegman was born in Germany three years before the Nazis came to power in 1933. In a two-part interview with "Democracy Now!," he discusses the Israeli assault on Gaza, the myths surrounding Israel’s founding in 1948, and his evolution from German-Jewish refugee to leading voice among American Jews and vocal critic of Israel’s policies in the Occupied Territories.

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So, as it's been widely noted, Osama bin Laden was hiding in plain sight, close to the Pakistani capital of Islamabad -- and to make it more relatable for Americans, Stephen Colbert notes in this "Colbert Report" clip, that it's as though he was camped out in Baltimore (more).

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