Barely Legal, White House Style

A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers.
June 8 2004 4:08 AM

Barely Legal, White House Style

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The NYT notes inside that Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided to team up with his country's warlords rather than try to stand up to them in the upcoming elections.

As the Post did yesterday, the LAT's editorial page reminds that despite plenty of rhetoric, nobody has done much about the ethnic cleansing and killing in Darfur, where Sudan is blocking aid to refugees. With the U.S. too stretched to offer troops, the LAT says there's only one solution: Europe needs to pony up.

Eric Umansky, previously the "Today's Papers" columnist for Slate, is currently a Gordon Grey Fellow at Columbia University's School of Journalism.