Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Darfur can't wait

Last week, actor George Clooney described a recent trip to the crisis-torn region of Darfur in Sudan. A little girl pulled his finger, he said, and asked when he would be back. When he replied "soon," she giggled and told him: "That's what you always say."
Out of the mouth of babes, the saying goes, often comes the truth.

On Tuesday, speaking to the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Bush announced he was appointing a high-level envoy, Andrew Natsios, to lead a new push to end more than three years of slaughter and mass displacements in Darfur. The little girl set the only meaningful test: Will it be yet another hollow gesture? Read more >>>

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