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There is no excuse (Update)

We have been in Afghanistan for over a decade. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior. None. From BBC: At least two of four US Marines shown in a video appearing to urinate on Taliban corpses have been identified, a Marine Corps official has told the BBC. The video, which was posted online, purports to show the Marines standing over the bodies of several Taliban fighters, at least one of whom is covered in blood. The Marines have begun a criminal investigation and an internal inquiry. Update: Rick Perry proves that he is clueless what it means to be an

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What’s going on in London?

As I wait for news from the Wisconsin recount, I continue to drift over to the London story. Although London has been relatively quiet, sporadic outbursts of violence has erupted all over England. I’m kind of confused. What’s going on? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy From the BBC: Sporadic violence has broken out in several cities around England, although London remained largely quiet with a heavy police presence on the streets. With 16,000 police officers deployed in London, the streets remained calm after three previous nights of rioting. But there was unrest in cities

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More on Iran

It appears that the Grand Ayatollah may have been wrong. I know… that’s a shocker. It is possible to fudge an election! Iran’s Guardian Council admitted that over 50 cities had more than 100% turnout of eligible voters. According to the spokesperson, this discrepancy may have added as many as three million “voters.” Well, that takes the margin of victory from seven million down to four million. Nate Silver had a little bit more on the Ayatollah’s flawed logic. BBC reporter Jon Leyne has been asked to leave the country by the Iranian government.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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