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I'm new to this site, so I may be missing a lot of history behind this story.  But the vehemence of your comments aimed at the US surprise me a little.  First let me say that like you, I find the tragedies in Darfur and Africa to be incredible--in fact I don't quite have the words to describe the catastrophe, and the level of anguish that I and others feel for this situation.

And of course I understand that the US is a very wealthy country.

But why do you direct your vitriol toward the US, and toward the President?  The UN would seem to have the first responsiblility here, followed closely by those European countries that have close colonial ties to Africa.  Why is the US the point of your attack?

I realize that many around the world disagree with US foreign policy in the Mid East.  But as a result, are their troops and efforts not available for grave issues such as this?  Why wouldn't your call be to countries with available troops, such as France, Spain, Germany, etc.?

by wchurchill on Fri Sep 30th, 2005 at 02:03:34 AM EST

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