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  • One was to embrace and bring into his government many of the corrupt, incompetent and bloody-handed mujaheddin leaders who screwed things up so miserably after the departure of the Soviet Union in 1989.

    Nick Mills: Hamidinejad?

  • Pale and bloody-handed, Ellen stared at her mother from the landing.

    The Dressmaker

  • After the resurrection sequence, visitors applaud and line up for a photo op, not with Mickey or Minnie, but a disciple or bloody-handed yet friendly centurion.

    LOSING OUR RELIGION

  • A failure, a bloody-handed man who led his people to destruction.

    He Don't Know Him

  • He called the operation a "disreputable, CIA-inspired effort, often deplored as a bloody-handed assassination program (and) a failure."

    Afghanistan's Operation Phoenix

  • Most delicious of all, would you have ever believed that the bloody-handed enablers of the Iraq war – Clinton, Edwards, Kerry – all of whom knew exactly what they were voting for, and all of whom did it to advance their personal ambitions over the dead bodies of Iraqis and Americans alike, that these disgusting opportunists would have been handed their walking papers, in no small part because of this vote?

    Not Bad. Not Half-Bad.

  • They could broaden their little, lost war to include Iran, and leave the new Democratic administration and freshly minted, bloody-handed, instrumental, oath-breaking, Democrat-controlled Congress with a swarming hornets nest of unpredictable and inextricable relations.

    Stan Goff: The Disposable Oath

  • And a bloody-handed radicalism at that -- certain to cause a counter-reaction, even in the theater.

    James Pinkerton: When Art is Cooler -- and More Conservative -- Than Politics

  • The number of dead revealed by the Pentagon is every bit as much of a lie as lies told by the bloody-handed one who got us into this mess ... this quagmire.

    101 G.I. Suicides Must Not Be Afterthoughts

  • The plainness of her daughter on the stoop, bloody-handed.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

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