Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The More Pressure the Better

Speaking of poor leadership, I have seen a preview for a new commercial made by the Save Darfur campaign about Sudan's president Al Bashir. He has continuously used delaying tactics to prevent a United Nations/African Union hybrid peacekeeping force to substancially beef up the meager 7,000 underfunded African Union troops currently on the ground in Darfur trying to maintain order in a region the size of Texas. The job is not easy, but it is important and the current troops need help. The commercial points out that Al Bashir has lacked the sense of urgency or desire to bring in the reinforcements, first rejecting the idea as imperialism, then accepting the idea, but delaying the deployment.

Watch the commercial, inform yourself and take action to bring an end to the suffering of those who have experienced genocidal conditions in Dafur. Demand action from your politicians and if they fail to deliver when they in fact have the power to forcefully apply pressure on the Sudanese government, as is currently the case in the United States, that's a sign that it's time to elect leaders who will make us proud by seeking solutions for the betterment of humanity.

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