Monday, May 15, 2006

Darfur is the new Rwanda

So the past few months there has been a lot of talk about what to do with Darfour in the Sudan. At this point we should pretty much be waiting for the book to come out, and then ask Cheadle if he is up for Hotel Darfour.

Some 200,000 people have already been killed.

I remember not being able to get anyone interested in the Sudanese slave trade when I was an undergraduate 10 years ago (and we formed a group then caled ASAP to do this, which I will write more about some other time). I remember both candidates fobbing the Sudan question during the debates, I remember it being refered to the UN who has still done nothing. I wonder if there is still an active committee dealing with this.Weren't they on the human rights committee last year?

But now that the problem boils down to just helping refugees, everyone wants to get involved.

Messed up world we live in. People too scared of not looking politically correct when they ask someone to actually do something.


Shosh said...

When a conflict is black on black, the libs don't care. Typical.

Anonymous said...

More precisely, black Arabs on black Christians.