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U.S. policy in a nutshell
"With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help them."
--Lt. Col. Nathan Sassaman, the battalion commander in Abu Hishma, one of many Iraqi villages the U.S. Army has surrounded with razor-wire. He was quoted in a New York Times story about the get-tough policy to stop guerrilla attacks, and the resentment it is breeding in residents.

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