Save Darfur: Support Bush and Bolton

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I saw an ad the other day blaming Bush for the failure to rescue Darfur. The sponsors SaveDarfur are a collection of organizations opposed to the President and his policies. Odd that the same folks who think the President hasn't been doing enough to save the beset people in Darfur are the very same people who support transnationalism, hold the UN  in high regard and oppose Bolton's confirmation to that body.

Surely, they will  overlook Bolton's severe rebuke of UN Deputy Secretary—General (and Soros  beneficiary) Mark Malloch Brown just as they ignore this Administration's unfailing efforts to get the UN to act.

"The Sudanese know we don't have troops to go in against a hostile Khartoum government; if Sudan opposes us there's no peace to keep anyway; you're in there to fight a war," Malloch Brown said. "It's just not a credible threat."

Malloch Brown said those threats allowed Sudan to portray itself as "the victims of the next crusade after Iraq and Afghanistan," and said the U.S. and Britain "need to get beyond this posturing and grandstanding."

Bolton said Malloch Brown's remarks could undermine the U.N. Security Council's demand that the U.N. take over from an underfunded African Union force that has been unable to stop the violence in Darfur. Sudan has so far refused to give the U.N. control of the mission.
"Let me say these remarks bring discredit to the United Nations and are a stain on its reputation," Bolton told reporters at the U.N. "It's a terrible signal to the government in Khartoum and should never have been uttered," he added later.

"We are proud that we have called the attention of the international community to the tragedy in Darfur. We are proud of our efforts to bring relief to that tragedy. And to have Mr. Malloch Brown attack those efforts, as I say, brings great discredit to this institution," he said

It is ridiculous that time and again the left supports failing, corrupt institutions which contribute so to the world's immiseration and save their bile for those who are actually doing everything to make them work for those desperate in need.

Darfur is an enormous tragedy and it is right and proper that we all do what we can to stop the genocide there. If the UN is to play any meaningful role in the world, it must act there. Will it? I doubt it. Sudan has refused to allow the UN forces in, the UN Security Council and apparatchniki will not act in the face of Sudan and Arab opposition. The President and Bolton are doing everything they can to force the issue.

If you want to see the UN die, let it get away with standing on the sidelines as the genocide is complete.If you want to get the UN to act, back Bolton's confirmation and demand Congress withhold UN appropriations until it does.

Clarice Feldman   10 02 06

I saw an ad the other day blaming Bush for the failure to rescue Darfur. The sponsors SaveDarfur are a collection of organizations opposed to the President and his policies. Odd that the same folks who think the President hasn't been doing enough to save the beset people in Darfur are the very same people who support transnationalism, hold the UN  in high regard and oppose Bolton's confirmation to that body.

Surely, they will  overlook Bolton's severe rebuke of UN Deputy Secretary—General (and Soros  beneficiary) Mark Malloch Brown just as they ignore this Administration's unfailing efforts to get the UN to act.

"The Sudanese know we don't have troops to go in against a hostile Khartoum government; if Sudan opposes us there's no peace to keep anyway; you're in there to fight a war," Malloch Brown said. "It's just not a credible threat."

Malloch Brown said those threats allowed Sudan to portray itself as "the victims of the next crusade after Iraq and Afghanistan," and said the U.S. and Britain "need to get beyond this posturing and grandstanding."

Bolton said Malloch Brown's remarks could undermine the U.N. Security Council's demand that the U.N. take over from an underfunded African Union force that has been unable to stop the violence in Darfur. Sudan has so far refused to give the U.N. control of the mission.
"Let me say these remarks bring discredit to the United Nations and are a stain on its reputation," Bolton told reporters at the U.N. "It's a terrible signal to the government in Khartoum and should never have been uttered," he added later.

"We are proud that we have called the attention of the international community to the tragedy in Darfur. We are proud of our efforts to bring relief to that tragedy. And to have Mr. Malloch Brown attack those efforts, as I say, brings great discredit to this institution," he said

It is ridiculous that time and again the left supports failing, corrupt institutions which contribute so to the world's immiseration and save their bile for those who are actually doing everything to make them work for those desperate in need.

Darfur is an enormous tragedy and it is right and proper that we all do what we can to stop the genocide there. If the UN is to play any meaningful role in the world, it must act there. Will it? I doubt it. Sudan has refused to allow the UN forces in, the UN Security Council and apparatchniki will not act in the face of Sudan and Arab opposition. The President and Bolton are doing everything they can to force the issue.

If you want to see the UN die, let it get away with standing on the sidelines as the genocide is complete.If you want to get the UN to act, back Bolton's confirmation and demand Congress withhold UN appropriations until it does.

Clarice Feldman   10 02 06