Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Darfur? Not Genocide to U.S., nor to Cuba!

The blog Darfur Daily News has posted a recent New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof, U.S. Blocks Tougher Words on Genocide. Kristof begins:
President Bush doesn't often find common cause with Cuba, Zimbabwe, Iran, Syria and Venezuela. But this month the Bush administration joined with those countries and others to eviscerate a forthright U.N. statement that nations have an obligation to respond to genocide.
I'm sure there is some sort of real politik reason for fighting this language, but surely no moral one.

The column goes on to outline how little the Administration has done about Darfur, but also tells about they moved forcefully to prevent Brian Steidle, a military advisor and former Marine, from publishing photos of the atrocities. Go read it now. And pray. And then call your Congress person and write to the President. And pray.

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