How To Spin A Catastrophe

For two weeks it looked as if a delicate cease-fire might mark a turning point in Sudan's bloodletting. But the calm broke on Nov. 23--a long day full of just the kind of killing, hypocrisy and indifference that have defined the conflict since it began in February 2003. First, rebel fighters attacked police stations in Tawila. In response, a government plane bombed the town, forcing dozens of aid workers to flee. To date, most of the violence, which has killed tens of thousands of people and left more than 2 million homeless, has been carried out by members of the Janjaweed,...

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