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June 13, 2008

Darfur needs help from U.S.

The continuing destruction of innocent life in Sudan’s conflicted Darfur region continues to haunt me (6/6, A-10). I commend our presidential candidates for their commitment to the people of Darfur.

However, the people of Darfur cannot wait for the election of a new U.S. president in order to survive. Genocide continues daily, hourly. The violence is escalating while, contrary to promises made years ago, U.N. peacekeepers are not yet fully deployed. Darfuris who have escaped the murderous rogue militias now starve.

The senators have promised to pursue peace and security in Darfur with unstinting resolve. President Bush must ensure that the next president is in a strong position to help the suffering people of Darfur.

Promises to Darfur made earlier in his administration must be kept. It is a matter of life and death.

Janice Stallings
Kansas City

Comments

Engineer

Isn't this the type of situation the UN was created to resolve? Has the UN ever solved any situation of this type? Why continue to support a completely failed institution?

T. Hanson

For us to help liberate we need to know a few facts:

1) Does this place have oil?

2) Does someone think there is "yellow cake" here?

3) Have they said anything bad against Israel?

If you answered yes to 2 out of 3 then we will start the liberation efforts immediately.

katman

Janice, take your China out of the closet. China is the chief culprit in the Sudan(Darfur) China is customer for 75% of Sudanese oil in exchange for supplying almost 100% of Sudan's weaponry.

The U.N. has been spectator throughout the whole debacle. I assure you the November election in the U.S. won't change the situation one iota. Would you suggest the U.S. and other major powers boycott the Beijing Olympics? You can hold Bush & Company responsible for many things, but not Darfur.

 
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