At end of her chapter on Iraq, Samantha Power, in her book A Problem from Hell writes, “To this day, however, no Iraqi soldier or political leader has been punished for atrocities committed against the Kurds.”
That was written in 2002. Now, things have changed. Now, those ******* will see justice. I hope no mercy is granted and the strongest possible punishment is given to all the monsters that perpetrated the genocide of the Kurds.
It’s tough reading this book. It’s hard to learn about the inaction and inertness of our country when such great, heinous evil was going on abroad. And the thing that really pisses me off is that it’s happening again in Sudan, and Bush is doing nothing about it. This angers me to no end. I am seriously considering not voting for him if does nothing about it. There is no word I can use to condemn inaction strongly enough.
It is not a stretch for me to say that my whole view of Bush will fundamentally change if he continues to ignore what is going on in Sudan. Start reading about it here.
UPDATE: Instapundit points to an editorial about Sudan. It’s encouraging to know that we’ve already given $130 million to help the situation in Sudan, but I would say this is not enough. We need boots on the ground there. Also note France is opposing the wimpy UN trade sanctions. Why?
France led opposition to US moves at the UN over Iraq. As was the case in Iraq, France also has significant oil interests in Sudan.
The French are despicable. Screw the French, and screw the UN. We don’t need them to solve this problem either.