Pretty Please

Stumbling steps toward a UN Security Council Resolution on an international peacekeeping force for Darfur. Credit where credit is due – the Bush administration seems to be at least trying to keep the issue alive, not that they’ve done anywhere near enough or done anything to reverse their policies of protecting alleged war criminals and genocide masterminds from sanction and prosecution. The premise of course is still that the perpetrators of the genocide must consent to ending it before anything is done, but given that there is no will to take action without that consent we have to hope for sufficient international pressure on the junta in Khartoum to allow the peacekeepers in. (Then again, why hasn’t Nicholas Kristoff’s excellent proposal to at least station troops in Chad to protect refugees from Janjaweed attacks been taken up for serious consideration?) As of now, Sudan won’t even deign to accept an invitation to discuss the matter.

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