Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Darfur

I've heard and read that as many as 10,000 people per month are being killed in the Sudan as a result of ethnic hatred leveled by an ethnic minority power. And the enlightened countries of the world have swept this aside.

Is this situation not as "morally intolerable," as Bush said, as the Iraq under Saddam, or (for political honesty, at least) the reprehensible slaughter that was ignored in Rwanda (for which Clinton later apologized)?

What's the deal? Is it because these people are Africans? What is it? They don't trade with us? Politically insignificant? Just not important enough?

Anyone?

1 Comments:

Blogger ajmac said...

I agree. We need to intervene in Darfur. It's not clear to me whether the recent UN-brokered, Colin Powell-induced cease-fire has had any effect in slowing down the bloodshed. If not, we should have Marines on the ground now. We cannot abide another Rwanda. If the cease fire is working, I think we should give the Sudanese government an opportunity to crack down on their own.

Interestingly, we went into Mogadishu to save Muslims but have so far failed twice (Rwanda and Darfur) to intervene when Muslims were the perpetrators.

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