News and Analysis (11/1/07)

Mukasey’s refusal to take a stand on waterboarding as torture wins him praise from President Bush… meanwhile a former Federal district court judge argues, unlike Mukasey, that the Federal judiciary still has a strong role to play in the war on terror, without compromising national security:

While the US military credits its “surge” with the recent downturn in sectarian violence, Baghdadi residents say that the success of ethnic cleansing is the real cause:

After a year of trying to spin Bush’s failed foreign policies, Karen Hughes calls it quits and returns to “private life”:

Acts of vandalism and intolerance have Italian Muslims considering dropping plan to build mosques in order to avoid conflict and promote better relations:

Once an outpost of favorable public opinion toward Americans in the Muslim World, frustration over House resolution on Armenian killings and Kurdish militants in Iraq have shifted attitudes in the opposite direction:

Alejandro

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

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