July 09, 2004

Sudan Uses Iraq To Defend Genocide

In another example of why it matters what the rest of the world thinks of us, Sudan is now saying that the people who brought us the Iraqi occupation have no standing to criticize Sudan over the genocide in Darfur:

Sudan has warned the United States and Britain against imposing sanctions on Khartoum over violence in Darfur and landing the world in an Iraq-style quagmire, says the official SUNA news agency.

"The American and British voices that call for the imposition of sanctions on Sudan are those that dragged the world into the Iraq problem," Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail was quoted as saying on Friday.

..."It appears that there is a conspiracy against Sudan and we must prepare for it and be cautious," Ismail said. ...

There's a story about a little sheperd boy who cried wolf one day, just to see what would happen. As I recall, it ended with his demise by wolf, because people stopped listening when he called for help. How many additional people will die in Darfur because we can't even get Sudan to take us seriously anymore?

Posted by natasha at July 9, 2004 09:26 PM | International | Technorati links |

I am surprised Kerry hasn't used this issue. The Democrat party would do well to be tough on the Sudan issue. Sudan might be bombed into submission like Yugoslavia; perhaps Democrats could advocate something like that. That would be suitably tough and at the same time humanitarian.

The worst thing Clinton ever did was let the Rwanda genocide happen. The worst thing Bush ever said was "I agree with the decision not to send American troops to Rwanda."

Posted by: John Doe at July 10, 2004 04:38 AM