Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Poison Spreads

Eugene posts Nick Kristof's latest report from Chad, where the genocidaires of Sudan have been wreaking havoc. The concluding paragraph:

The present Western policy of playing down genocide and hoping it will peter out has proved to be bankrupt practically as well as morally. Granted, there are no neat solutions in Darfur. But ignoring brutality has only magnified it, and it's just shameful to pretend not to notice the terrified villagers here, huddling with their children each night and wondering when they are going to be massacred.

Some weeks ago there were reports of thousands of people fleeing into Darfur to escape being slaughtered in Chad. Laugh or cry. Or scream. This is the insanity lurking beneath euphemisms like "complex emergency."

posted by Fido the Yak at 7:00 PM.


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