If you could read only one article on the UN and its conduct in Darfur, you should read David Brooks’ from this Sat.
No one quote can capture the brilliant rhetoric, so please do read it.
And, once you do, you will readily recognize the irony that the Times reports this today:
If the Security Council ultimately decides on sanctions, its impact on the Sudanese government’s finances and the lives of ordinary people is impossible to measure.
The Council has also agreed to empanel an independent commission to investigate whether the violence in western Sudan constitutes genocide.
They will, surely, say “never again” once this is done.
And what can I do? What can you do? The only thing I’ve found to do so far–as a lay, unempowered member of society–is to support the iabolish movement. If you have any other ideas, please tell me.