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Behind the Badge: Meet the GOP’s Law Enforcement Front Group
By Frank Smyth, July 30, 2004, The Texas Observer

Kirk Watson cannot forget the first time he saw it. Watson, a former Austin mayor, was running as the Democratic nominee for state attorney general. Only about 10 days remained before the 2002 November election. His campaign was in full gear. On…

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ABU GHRAIB: Within the Horror
By Frank Smyth, May 23, 2004, Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Like everyone else, I am riveted by the images from Iraq of humans being abused and humiliated in U.S.-run prisons. But I also find myself studying the backgrounds of the photographs, looking for something familiar. Thirteen years ago a French journalist named Alain Buu and I spent two weeks…

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Estado Unidos no debería confiar en los hombres “yes” de Irak
By Frank Smyth, May 11, 2004, Desde El Salvador

¿Cómo terminamos con tantos aprietos en Irak? Porque hicimos lo que hemos hecho por largo tiempo: Buscamos no a los extranjeros con quienes todavía necesitamos trabajar, sino a los exiliados que fueran más parecidos a nosotros.

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U.S. shouldn’t rely on Iraq’s yes men
By Frank Smyth, May 5, 2004, Newsday

How did we end up in such a fix in Iraq? We did what we have long done abroad: We sought out not the foreigners whom we still need to work with, but the exiles who were most like us. The practice of imposing unpopular proxies hardly began with this Bush administration…

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Il ricordo di un amico perso nel terrore di Saddam
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 2003, International Herald Tribune

Il rovesciamento del regime di Saddam Hussein in Iraq ha liberato un torrente di ricordi repressi, racconti di torture, sparizioni ed esecuzioni sbrigative.

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Remembering a Friend Lost to Saddam’s Terror
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 2003, International Herald Tribune

The overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq has unleashed a torrent of repressed memories – tales of torture, disappearance, and summary executions. Iraqis searching for long-lost relatives and friends broke…

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Between Tyranny and Bombs: A Review of “Baghdad Diaries”
By Frank Smyth, May 14, 2003, The Washington Post

Try to imagine yourself or your family living in Baghdad over the past decade, enduring tyranny, privation and wars. What if your family came from the old ruling guard but the quality of your life had only eroded under President Saddam Hussein’s regime?

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