Saturday, September 23, 2006

More on Darfur

By: Heraclitus

From the

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accused Sudan of failing in its responsibility to protect its own citizens in the western Darfur region.

Speaking at a meeting organised on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Ms Rice said time was running out.

"The violence in Darfur is not subsiding, it is getting worse," Ms Rice said.

"If the notion of our responsibility to protect the weakest and most powerless among us is ever to be more than an empty promise, then we must take action to save lives."

Well said. Very well said.

"No one intends to appease the government of Sudan. We intend to act," she said, adding, "There are measures at the disposal of the international community should we not be able to get the agreement of Sudan."

Sounds good to me. Maybe I am a fire-breathing neocon, after all.

Also -- I've never been an admirer of Bill Clinton, but do not miss the transcript Creature linked to earlier (available again here). I wonder what it will look like when it's actually aired on Fox. Visions of Homer Simpson's appearance on "Rock Bottom," to clear himself of the charges of sexual harassment, spring to mind.

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