The term genocide does not seem to have the power to provoke our leaders to action, or even to rhetoric, the way terrorism does.
So here are some more descriptive terms for what’s happening in the Sudan: mass murder, rape of the most brutal kind, starvation and disease.
The African Union peacekeepers in Sudan will leave soon, and they will be replaced — eventually — by shamefully underfunded U.N. forces.
Congress and President Bush need to take the lead and make sure that these troops — not American troops — have our full support as well as the support of every nation that wants to do business with us.
Sen. Sam Brownback has been a powerful force on this issue. Our entire government must now put the pressure on the Sudanese government and keep it on. That means that the voters need to keep the pressure on our elected officials. Four-hundred thousand murders is enough.