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'Brutality Smeared in Peanut Butter': Why America Must Stop the War Now


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'Brutality Smeared in Peanut Butter': Why America Must Stop the War Now

Arundhati Roy

As darkness deepened over Afghanistan on Sunday, October 7, 2001, the US government, backed by the International Coalition Against Terror (the new, amenable surrogate for the United Nations), launched air strikes against Afghanistan. TV channels lingered on computer-animated images of cruise missiles, stealth bombers, tomahawks, "bunker-busting" missiles and Mark 82 high drag bombs. All over the world, little boys watched goggle-eyed and stopped clamoring for new video games.