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Adele Ferguson Commentary: Keep Killing Pirates Until They Get the Message

    ITEM — A White House fact sheet released to coincide with the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao announced the signing by him of a $19 billion order from China for 200 Boeing airplanes. Not only is this not a new order as implied, declared the Seattle Times Truth Needle, the actual cost is only $11 billion. Contracts for the planes were signed four years ago with Chinese airlines but approval by the president was done here to highlight his visit and give our president something to dull criticism of his honoring Hu with a state dinner despite China’s poor human rights record and currency policy.

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