Winning "hearts and minds" through telepathy

Seven veteran war journalists from The Toronto Star offer their on-the-ground assessment of the war in Iraq. Considering the repeated murders of civilians (including at least seven women and children killed yesterday at a checkpoint near Najaf), The Star's Olivia Ward raises some pertinent questions:
Why has no one pointed out one of the astonishing facts of this war, that neither the American nor the British troops appear to have translators with them, in a country where they clearly do not understand or speak the language? They can apparently spend enormous sums on high-tech weapons, and but not on recruiting Arabic-speakers.

Leaders George W. Bush and Tony Blair constantly stress the importance of "winning hearts and minds."

Do they plan to do it by telepathy?

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