Monday, May 08, 2006

Bush got this one right...

Anyone who has read this blog for more than a week will know that I'm no fan of President Bush or the Republican Congress, but I'm not sure he is getting enough positive press for his work in the Sudan. Specifically, he has put U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick on the case to get a peace deal. That peace deal finally happened. Peace has a long way to go, but Sudan is on the right track.

Today, President Bush was trying to build momentum for peace in Darfur. That is laudable. Notice who isn't trying to build momentum...Blair, Chirac, Berlusconi, Merkel. Europe sits backs and snips at America for the Iraq invasion, but does very little outside of its own sphere of influence. Don't get any crazy ideas that somehow Europe is morally superior or better than America. Inaction is worse than no action. And Europe does inaction very well.

Don't forget who has been pushing Bush on this. It has been his evangelical Right. As much as they drive me crazy and I find many of their political methods reprehensible, they are on the right side of this issue. It is amazing what the Church can do when it gets behind Kingdom Values.

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