Monday, August 18, 2008

Nice sentiment, but she's not listening

Here is a sad piece on the ongoing genocide in Darfur: We all know what's going on there. It's (largely) Arab Muslims killing off (largely) Black Christians. Yet, this ongoing stain on humanity receives virtually no attention from the State Department or its head, Condoleeza Rice, focussed as they are on the REAL "genocide" in the world, Israeli's horrible abuse of the Palestinians (yes, I'm being sarcastic).

There are a couple of issues in play here--our fear of upsetting the Arab states who well us oil, and our equal fear of upsetting Sudan's patron, China, which owns the vast majority of national debt. Either way, our silence is criminal, and history will judge us very harshly for what we in the West have allowed to occur in Darfur.

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