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Bush's history lesson

A French soldier checked two Algerian women for weapons in Algiers in 1957. A French soldier checked two Algerian women for weapons in Algiers in 1957. (ASSOCIATED PRESS-file 1957)
January 21, 2007

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AT HENRY Kissinger's recommendation, President Bush is reading "A Savage War of Peace," the classic account of the Algerian war of independence, 1954-1962. It holds up as well today as it did when published in 1977, but it's an odd choice for the president as he escalates the war in Iraq. (Full article: 831 words)

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