Wednesday, March 02, 2005

NYT's Kristof on the Horror of Darfur

Darfur is a tradegy that points out the uselessness of the UN. As usual if anything is done it will be done by the United States and perhaps the coalition of the willing. Kristof rightly points out the horror of the situation in an op-ed titled The American Witness:

"If American voters cared about Darfur's genocide as much as about, say, the Michael Jackson trial, then our political system would respond. One useful step would be the passage of the Darfur Accountability Act, to be introduced today by Senators Jon Corzine and Sam Brownback. The legislation calls for such desperately needed actions as expanding the African Union force and establishing a military no-fly zone to stop Sudan from bombing civilians.
As Martin Luther King Jr. put it: 'Man's inhumanity to man is not only perpetrated by the vitriolic actions of those who are bad. It is also perpetrated by the vitiating inaction of those who are good.' "

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