"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

4.28.2006

stopping genocide

There's a big rally on Darfur in DC this weekend. They have quite an impressive lineup of speakers, and some really awful musical guests.

Honestly, I don't know if it makes a difference if several thousand people show up on the mall to protest. People are starving there, and their food rations were just cut in half. My friend The Diplomat is, well, the diplomat having to track the situation on behalf of our country. From what The Diplomat says, it's a mess. But I'll say this, if Brownback and Obama can agree that something is a problem (not to mention Richard Land and George Clooney), there's really no reason we shouldn't do something about it.

I wonder what it would take to get the same level of interest in the states about the Congo conflict, which has killed 10 times as many people. We have the capacity to end both conflicts if we really wanted to.

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