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The Afghanistan Papers: U.S. officials misled public about Afghan war, confidential documents reveal

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  1. stephen
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    Bush administration war crimes trial when? I've been on this war path (ahem) since I was in seventh grade. The only people that deserve to be in Guantanamo Bay are George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Carl...

    Bush administration war crimes trial when? I've been on this war path (ahem) since I was in seventh grade. The only people that deserve to be in Guantanamo Bay are George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Carl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, and all the cronies that defrauded our nation, destroyed several others, and precipitated the meaningless death of untold thousands.

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    no_exit
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    off-topic and surely mentioned before, but it's fucking hilarious that a newspaper owned by the one of the richest men in history has the slogan "democracy dies in darkness," and then paywalls...

    off-topic and surely mentioned before, but it's fucking hilarious that a newspaper owned by the one of the richest men in history has the slogan "democracy dies in darkness," and then paywalls articles like this

    1. stephen
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      Or how his massively profitable grocery chain's version of holiday charity is a canned food drive that involves people buying things from said chain and then donating back to said chain.

      Or how his massively profitable grocery chain's version of holiday charity is a canned food drive that involves people buying things from said chain and then donating back to said chain.

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      rmgr
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      I mean they've gotta make money somewhere I guess? My fiance has always been interested in getting in to journalism but the whole industry is fucked and dying because nobody pays for news any more.

      I mean they've gotta make money somewhere I guess? My fiance has always been interested in getting in to journalism but the whole industry is fucked and dying because nobody pays for news any more.

      1. no_exit
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        I don't have a problem with a paywall on a lot of things, like opinion pieces, long-form explorations of stuff like food culture, and things of that nature. My annoyance lies more with Bezos than...

        I don't have a problem with a paywall on a lot of things, like opinion pieces, long-form explorations of stuff like food culture, and things of that nature. My annoyance lies more with Bezos than the staff of the Post anyways, since if he cared at all about "democracy," he could easily subsidize unrestricted access to information like this until the end of time.

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