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Gasoline for the Fire

Like a gambling addict who has to keep betting more to cover his previous losses, the Bush administration's recently announced plan to provide some $65 billion worth of advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over the next 10 years represents a reckless, poorly considered attempt to mitigate the consequences of its ill considered invasion of Iraq.
The United States has a long history of complicity in Indonesia's human rights abuses. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the Bush administration is unfortunately upholding that tradition.
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