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“This is a warrior with his eyes on the far horizon, scanning for danger. See it. Study it. Absorb it. Think about it. Then take a deep breath of pride. And if your eyes don’t dampen, you’re a better man or woman than I.” —Dan Rather, on the photo of the soldier smoking a cigarette in Falluja, 11.10.04

Additional reporting: Laurie Anne Agnese and David Botti

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 23, 2004

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