Sunday, October 22, 2006

Senator Obama calls for more U.S. action on Darfur

WASHINGTON A Democratic senator said Sunday that the United States should do more to help stem violence in the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan.

Sen. Barack Obama, who is considering a run for president in 2008, called for "more leadership than we have taken in forming an international protective force in Darfur," where violence has risen dramatically in recent weeks. More than 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced in three years of fighting.

"When you have situations involving genocide, it is important for us as a world community — and the United States is the world's sole super power — for us to take that seriously, and to make commitments of resources to deal with it," Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press." Read more >>>

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