Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dealing With the Genocide in Darfur

Wednesday, February 1, 2006; A22

The plan that U.N. Secretary General Kofi A. Annan laid out in his Jan. 25 op-ed, "Darfur Descending," epitomized why the United Nations is viewed as ineffectual by much of the world.

Mr. Annan identified the hunger-relief effort, the African Union (A.U.) peacekeeping force and a negotiated cease-fire as reasons for hope when he visited Darfur last May. But efforts to relieve hunger are mitigating actions, not solutions; the African Union force was known to lack resources, training, manpower and effective rules of engagement; and negotiations work only when driven by real carrots and real sticks. Read the full story >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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