Thursday, May 05, 2005

This is not

Nicholas Kristof has a passionate editorial in the NYT on Tuesday on why "W" has sold out Darfur.

Rather than confront what they admit is a genocide, the White House is attempting to railroad legislation that would rollback preventative steps by the U.S. to halt the disaster. Why the turnabout after earlier intentions to help? According to Kristof, Bush doesn't see a neat solution so he wants to avoid getting his hands dirty; he has had some success calming Sudan, and he doesn't want to apply any more pressure to the factional government; and the Sudanese are making nice with the C.I.A. on terrorism issues, so why interfere?

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