News and Analysis (4/23/09)

As the chronology suggests that the legal opinions were generated after the fact to justify a torture policy already adopted by top officials, Cheney calls for a declassification of memos that he says will prove its efficacy:

Hawks persist among Obama’s top military advisers:

Two days before the 94th anniversary of the start of the massacres, Turkey and Armenia take a major step forward in normalizing relations:

The Israeli count of Palestinian deaths, percentage of civilian deaths, and account of infrastructure damage are still way below Palestinian figures:

Secretary of State Clinton accuses the Pakistani government of “basically abdicating to the Taliban and to the extremists”:

Why the woman was arrested in the first place is as unclear as to how she came to be raped by prison guards and then killed by her brother while still in jail:

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