Monday, September 19, 2005

Kristof on Darfur

Nicholas Kristof calls President Bush a whimp on Darfur and Genocide and I couldn't agree more. This is an excellent read.

Kristof's article is just a piece of the argument that Bush is all hat and no cattle on his inaugural address promise that
America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling. Our goal, instead, is to help others find their own voice, attain their own freedom and make their own way. The great objective of ending tyranny is the concentrated work of generations. The difficulty of the task is no excuse for avoiding it. America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed, America's influence is considerable and we will use it confidently in freedom's cause."

Unless you happen to be a Darfurian or an Uzbek.