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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Dubya on Darfur

Once again Dubya exhibits a greater concern -- concern that he backs with action -- about the plight of people in Africa than any other US President. You would think that he would get some credit for his efforts, but in today's political climate..., nah!

The NYT reports:

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 17 — President Bush signaled a new American commitment on Friday to addressing the crisis in Darfur, saying he would support an expanded role by NATO to shore up a failing African peacekeeping mission there.

Mr. Bush also said he favored doubling the number of peacekeepers operating in Darfur under United Nations control, as proposed by the Security Council last month. He discussed Darfur, in western Sudan, as an offshoot of a question about the fate of children in war-ravaged northern Uganda.

Read about it here.

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