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However, the U.S. obsession with the Iranian threat and with finding an exit strategy from the Iraqi quagmire made Washington less attentive to Turkeyâ€™s legitimate vital national interests, thus insensitively antagonizing the allianceâ€™s southern strong arm and alerting it into the defensive, not against enemies, but against its own allies.
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Crouch, a former military prosecutor, was due to testify to a Congressional subcommittee about the Administration's attempt to suppress evidence of torture in "Military Commission" trials of alleged terrorists. But at the last minute, he was blocked from testifying by the Pentagon's general counsel, William J. Haynes II, on specious grounds that Horton blows out of the water.
But as often happens, it wasn't so much the protest that made the story as the reaction to it.
Now we learn from the Associated Press notes that Governor Siegelmanâ€™s appeal to the Eleventh Circuit is being held up because there is no transcript.
When faced with a choice between money and their own rank-and-file, the Democratic leaders in the House will go with the money, even if it requires them to pass legislation with Republican votes.
Nearly five years into the war, the answers to basic questions like these ought to be obvious. In the Alice in Wonderland-like wilderness of mirrors that is Iraq, though, they're anything but.
There is much, much to be said about Norman Mailer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-class rabble-rouser who died Saturday at age 84.
Nominally, Pakistan is a federal democratic republic (declared in 1956) under a semi-presidential system and bicameral legislature consisting of a 100 member Senate and larger lower house National Assembly.
Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, the internationally respected Haitian human rights activist, disappeared in Haiti on the evening of 12 August, 2007.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 gather at 10:30am, outside the Brazilian Consulate on 8484 Wilhire Blvd (at La Cienega), Beverly Hills
Despite the pig-headed opposition of the Democratic Partyâ€™s top congressional leadership, a majority of the House, including three Republicans, voted to send Dennis Kucinichâ€™s long sidelined Cheney impeachment bill (H Res 333) to the Judiciary Committee for hearings.
RTG is popular with both rich and poor in Haiti. The broadcaster is respected in poor neighborhoods because it often gave a voice to the residents of Lavalas strongholds while the de facto government of 2004-2006 was in power.