Monday, August 09, 2004

The post facto rationale for preventive war against Iraq, once no WMDs were discovered, was the 'liberation' of the Iraqi people. In Sudan there is a current humanitarian crisis; there are no calls from the White House for the liberation of the Sudanese from their regime that is sanctioning the murder, pillage, and expulsion of African villagers in Western Darfur by Arab rebels. Either this administration is composed of shameless, opportunistic hypocrites, or Sudan has no real strategic importance, I don't know. I suppose both. But, in our silence we are complicit: Elie Wiesel once said that evil is allowed to persist when good men do nothing. President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are not good men, but we must do something. We have to, although many others and I have no power to make a difference, and therefore we must delegate the authority to our self-declared leaders.

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