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    Posted March 20, 2012 by
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Time to leave Afghanistan?

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    The Afghani Murders---When "Good" Men Do Bad Things

     

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    How can such an apparently good person as the accused American soldier do something as heinous as murdering innocent people? David Brooks writes about the animal essence of people and the capacity to kill. The buddhist model has good and bad residing in all of us--and it is upon us to empower the good and minimize the bad.
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