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July 21, 2004

Gee, can you say "Cause and Effect?"

I knew you could.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A militant group said Wednesday it had taken six more hostages - three Indians, two Kenyans and an Egyptian - and would behead them if their countries did not immediately announce the withdrawal of their citizens from Iraq.

Let us give thanks to Prime Minister Zapatero of Spain, and President Arroyo of the Philipines, for your firm, decisive leadership on this issue, providing all the incentive needed for this creative form of political discourse.

You can argue all you want about whether or not we should be there - lord knows we have - but running in response to terroristic acts only spurs them on.

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