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.