Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Just like here

The people who tell the truth are persecuted.

KHARTOUM, Sudan (Reuters) -- Sudan arrested a second aid worker from the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] aid agency on Tuesday over a report on hundreds of rapes in the troubled Darfur region, the agency said.

[. . .]

MSF Holland published a report in March detailing about 500 cases of rape during a period of 4 1/2 months in Darfur, where a rebellion has raged for more than 2 years.

The violence has killed tens of thousands and forced more than 2 million from their homes.

[. . .]

Now, if Bush said, "Let's get rid of the despot in Sudan because of the outrages committed there by the Janjawid and government troops", I'd probably go back in to help these people. These are people who need protecting. I'm not talking about the Somalia-type bullshit. A military presence and a diplomatic and economic full-court press. It wouldn't have cost us half of what Iraq has already. Sudan could have been a noble cause and an example of American goodwill and assistance.

Great thanks to RiverRocks for the link.

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