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  •  "four security consultants" (4.00)
    Today's lead editorial in the NYT hand-wrings over the Fallujah incident, and makes no reference to practice of hired security...

    "The United States cannot afford to paper over the real situation in Iraq with the sort of facile slogans, political spin and wishful thinking that have largely characterized the debate so far and are likely to become even more dominant as the November election approaches."

    Suggested rewrite:

    "The New York Times cannot afford to paper over the real situation in Iraq with the sort of facile slogans, political spin and wishful thinking that have largely characterized its coverage so far and are likely to become even more dominant as the November election approaches.

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