Seriously, words aren’t action

A Wimp on Genocide – New York Times:

It’s been a year since Mr. Bush – ahead of other world leaders, and to his credit – acknowledged that genocide was unfolding in Darfur. But since then he has used that finding of genocide not to spur action but to substitute for it. Mr. Bush’s position in the U.N. negotiations got little attention.

But in effect the United States successfully blocked language in the declaration saying that countries have an “obligation” to respond to genocide. In the end the declaration was diluted to say that “We are prepared to take collective action … on a case by case basis” to prevent genocide.

Same old Bush Administration. Do better or resign.

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