News and Analysis (6/25/07)

Vice President Cheney uses his “thoroughgoing secrecy, persistence of focus, tactical flexibility in service of rigid aims and close knowledge of the power map of government” to consolidate more executive power and block intra-administration efforts to close down Guantanamo and end torture in interrogations:

Iraqi court sentences “Chemical Ali” to death and gives two others life-sentences; justice is little more than “a footnote” to ordinary Iraqis caught up in ongoing civil war:

After clashes between Lebanese army and Fatah Al-Islam continue in Nahr El-Bared, fighting shifts to nearby Tripoli between Islamist militants and local law authorities:

A look at three Muslim Americans serving in the US military:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai slams civilian deaths caused by US/NATO forces, Associated Press body count lists civilian deaths by US/NATO forces higher than Taliban attacks on innocents:

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