News and Analysis (6/11/07)

Editorial by the Washington Post slams current US policy for not doing more to assist Iraqis who have fled violence in their country:

In spite of very serious risks, US military is arming Sunnis in other parts of the country, touting Anbar province as its model in order to fight Al-Qaeda in Iraq, however Anbar’s anti-Qaeda coalition is beginning to unravel, dissenting members citing dissatisfaction because of cooperation with occupying power:

“The bar is the only organization in Pakistan that has consistently held elections, and we are now reaping the benefits… It is a very functional democracy.” – Asma Jahangir, human rights attorney

LA Times’ investigative reporting finds that the US is dependent on Sudan government’s intelligence cooperation and has its hands tied on Darfur as a result:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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