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December 22, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Pakistan school massacre: What kind of monsters kill innocent children?

My immediate reaction to the mass murder of young students in Pakistan [“Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage,” Nation & World, Dec. 21] was to ask: What kind of monsters would kill innocent children? Then I recalled that for a decade after the 1991 U.S. attack on Iraq, under both Republican and Democratic presidents, the…


Comments | More in Iraq war | Topics: Afghanistan, children, education

August 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Manning’s guilty verdict

Manning endangered troops Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. [AP Photo/Patrick Semansky.] I am a liberal without a bleeding heart. Pfc. Bradley Manning will receive a punishment…


Comments | Topics: Afghanistan, Bradley Manning, guilty

May 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Pakistani elections

Election process corrupt A supporter of Pakistan Muslim League-N party releases fireworks to celebrate their party victory in the parliamentary election outside the party’s headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan. (Anjum Naveed / The Associated Press) As a Pakistani living in Seattle, the past two days have seen me glued to my computer, following Pakistan’s national elections [“Pakistan’s ex-leader…


Comments | More in Election | Topics: elections, Pakistan

March 23, 2013 at 6:11 AM

U.N. calls U.S. drones in Pakistan a violation

Use of drones is morally wrong One lesson Christians learn early in Sunday school is that killing is wrong. As U.S. citizens, we learned early that murder is wrong and punishable, perhaps especially if the victims are innocent bystanders. Further, we learned that people are innocent until proved guilty. There has been a lot of news lately…


Comments | More in Middle East, military | Topics: Drones, Pakistan, U.N.