Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Nick Kristof of the NYT has some wrenching photographs from Darfur, Sudan. (hat tip: Instapundit) On one level, these pictures, and his writing about the pictures he didn't show, just further illustrate the irrelevance of the U.N. As Kristof says, the President, Congress, and the European Congress have declared the Sudanese government's actions in Darfur to be genocide, yet the United Nations has done nothing. Surprise, surprise. Remember, Kofi was the U.N. official responsible for the genocide in Rwanda.

On a different level, my opinion about U.S. involvement has been changing. For all the times the world has said "never again," there always seems to be an "again." While I'm not sure about the cost of U.S. involvement, and that U.S. intervention should only be undertaken if the financial cost is minimal, I think that it is worth taking a serious look at. The U.S. has tried diplomacy for the past year; the result has been minimal.

Maybe its time for something else.