Taliban attack targeting a military convoy killed two U.S. soldiers by the Bagram air base in Parwan province near Kabul
The deaths on Saturday were the first foreign troops killed this month, bringing to 65 the total number of international troops killed in the country this year, 50 of them Americans
Later Saturday, Taliban gunmen killed at least 12 workers on a project to clear mines in southern Helmand province,
The attacks come after a Taliban suicide attack Thursday on a French school that killed a German citizen and wounded others during a play condemning the violence
If George W. Bush’s fervent insistence that his government did not engage in torture does not define and haunt him forever—like Richard Nixon insisting he was not a crook, or Bill Clinton denying he had sexual relations with that woman, it will only be for the paradoxical reason that he insisted as much too many times for any one clip to supply the iconic denial.