studying the congo does not make one an optimist
Well, this week was a downer, no? Posts about mass rape ("the world's most depressing story!") and American foreign policy missteps get me down. Plus the CEO of Whole Foods opposes health care reform and, for those of you not in the U.S. of A. at the moment, what should be a national debate over health care has mostly degenerated into an immature hissy fit thrown by irrational people who not only don't understand health care, but many of whom also appear to be unrepentant racists.
On a happier note, the EU has confirmed that war crimes are happening in the eastern Congo, Congolese soldiers arrested a wanted Rwandan genocidaire, Hillary's next stop on her eternal tour d'Afrique is um, Cape Verde, and the State Department's Inspector General figured out what everyone who's worked there knew all along: the Africa Bureau is an underfunded disaster. (And by State Department standards, that's saying something.)
I am so ready for the weekend.