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Saturday, January 01, 2005

“Whatever Happened To...?” Awards for 2004

WIIIAI has a list of the big stories of '04 which have been basically forgotten. A sample:
Friendly militias. In August, Paul Wolfowitz proposed to the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon build a “global anti-terrorist network of friendly militias,” death squads, warlords and the like. There were no angry editorials, denunciations by John Kerry, nothing, so in October they slipped it into a Pentagon authorization bill, and away we go.