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Aug 8th, 2010

Summary: Ten members of a Christian medical team — six Americans, two Afghans, one German, and a Briton — were gunned down in a gruesome slaughter in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, that the Taliban said they carried out, alleging the aid workers were spying and trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on August 8, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that the sheer weight and volume of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s assault on reason may have reached critical mass, crossing the tipping point beyond which Minnesota media could no longer tune out the insanity or avert their gaze from “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in embarrassed silence.