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I just read through a translation of Pope Benedict's remarks, the ones that seem to have triggered his current public relations mess. I'm fascinated by the way Benedict's quotation of Manuel II Paleologus on holy war, which was rather parenthetical to his actual argument on faith and reason, got taken out of context and recast as Benedict's own supposed anti-Islam.

In lieu of writing my own post on the subject, I'll link you all to the Telegraph's clear, thoughtful and accurate analysis of Pope Benedict's paper.

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Edited, in order not to spam your friendslist any more today:

Associated Press: U.S. holds AP photographer in Iraq 5 months.

Selections from the AP article )

I don't have anything scathing enough to say. What is wrong with the world?

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