Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Today's Thoughts on Darfur

In another excellent op/ed piece today, Nicholas Kristof again urges the Bush Administration to act forcefully on Darfur, noting that "simply an ounce of top-level attention to Darfur would go a long way to save lives." I cannot help but agree also with Kristof's closing paragraph:

"Mr. Bush values a frozen embryo. But he hasn't mustered much compassion for an entire population of terrorized widows and orphans. And he is cementing in place the very hopelessness he dreads, by continuing to avert his eyes from the first genocide of the 21st century."

Dennis at The Moderate Republican has more on the Kristof column, and gives the author some plaudits he most richly deserves: "You have to hand it to the New York Times columnist, Nick Kristof. He has led a virutal one-columnist crusade to make the world pay attention to the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan."

Alan at The Yellow Line posted on Darfur yesterday, noting that "the involvement of the ICC is hardly the kind of forceful action the international community needs to take." And as always, the Coalition for Darfur is doing an excellent job collecting media and blog discussions of this important issue.


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