It’s too early for this stuff, so feel free to jump back after you’ve had your coffee/tea/breakfast. After all, we’re comfortable at home.
All I hear in the distance is a dog barking and occasional cars going by, on the way to work.
Oh, that and Morning Edition on the radio, where I heard the report on the following:
Disputed study claims 655,000 Iraqi deaths
POSTED: 2:57 a.m. EDT, October 11, 2006
They haven’t mentioned Darfur in a while, but I figured I’d go and see what the most recent thing was on the New York Times. (The radio transcript/summary isn’t available until after 8:30am.)
Nigeria’s Obasanjo warns of Darfur genocide
POSTED: 12:28 p.m. EDT, October 10, 2006
It’s all politics, after all. The question to ask is why aren’t we involved in both actions, in equal amounts? Why not more deeply in Africa? More people are dying there, obviously. Genocide is genocide, after all, right?
Whether the count is in the thousands or hundreds of thousands, the inequity is pretty obvious to me. But what does the Sudan have to offer?