Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Waiting to stop genocide in Darfur

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

(Why is the international community - including the United Nations, European Union and the United States - waiting to stop the slaughter in Darfur? With the death toll up to 400,000, action to end this genocide is overdue. Tough sanctions should be imposed on Sudanese leaders responsible for the atrocities. The government's offshore businesses and oil industry should be targeted, too. Make the cost of mass murder outweigh the gain.

Diplomacy and patience have led to worsening violence. Short of military intervention, international pressure is the best way to compel Sudan to accept the U.N. peacekeeping force needed to protect Darfurians and curtail the spread of the conflict to other African nations. Read more >>>

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