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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

State Dept. records finger Kissinger in Argentine dirty war
That perennial treasure trove of information, the US State Department's classified documents, have put another argument to bed. Henry Kissinger's role in the dirty war in which Argentina's military junta brutally oppressed any political opposition had always been debated, but according to the latest declassified documents, Kissinger gave the green light, telling the country's foreign minister: "If there are things that have to be done, you should do them quickly,' according to newly-declassified documents published on Friday."

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