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Morning Call: pick of the papers

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

1. Massacres are the inevitable result of foreign occupation (Guardian)

The latest slaughter in Afghanistan is part of a decade of savage civilian killing: until Nato leaves, it is certain to continue, says Seumas Milne.

2. This is the age of the 'Start the War' march (Times) (£)

The Kony 2012 campaign is easy to mock, but it shows that there is no longer such a thing as a faraway country, says Daniel Finkelstein.

3. Americans seem to be spending again - that's good news for us all (Independent)

Cameron goes to a country that is showing, week by week, more pluses than minuses on the economic front, says Hamish McRae.

4. How to be a better steward of our assets (Financial Times)

Britain has allowed ownership to become too monolithic, writes Will Hutton.

5. Sorry Cameron, but Air Force One is no place for a British prime minister (Guardian)

While David Cameron enjoys some portentous posing in Obama's jet, mice gnaw at the fabric of his government, writes Simon Jenkins.

6. Words alone won't uphold marriage (Daily Mail)

The Tories' long-promised tax allowances for married couples seem no closer to materialising, notes a Daily Mail editorial.

7. Our folly is to think of houses as dreams, not places to live in (Independent)

Some people think that if they made money through their home they earned it, writes Christina Patterson.

8. The European court of human rights needs these British reforms (Guardian)

The Strasbourg court is in a mess, says Anthony Lester. It doesn't help human rights to damn our eminently sensible reforms as reactionary.

9. A patched-up peace is all we can hope for (Daily Mail)

Once the coalition forces are out, Afghanistan will revert to its normal form of regional conflict, the northern tribes in rivalry with southern, says Andrew Alexander.

10. Nigel Lawson, Terry Jones and the attraction of the older man (Daily Telegraph)

To a woman 'with a history of dating older men', the mature alpha male has a certain allure, writes Petronella Wyatt.