Hollywood and Darfur-We Have To Do Something! Let's Negotiate.
George Clooney and others have just awoken to the genocide that has been occurring in the Suda for the past few years. And something must be done about it!
Of course, that something must be done is one thing. By whom is the big question. Because unless Clooney and friends want to bless the US to act unilaterally, continues Darfur death is inevitable.
As Mark Steyn comments, the UN and its Security Council is nowhere to look for help:
If you think the case for intervention in Darfur depends on whether or not the Chinese guy raises his hand, sorry, you're not being serious. The good people of Darfur have been entrusted to the legitimacy of the UN for more than two years and it's killing them. In 2004, after months of expressing deep concern, grave concern, deep concern over the graves and deep grave concern over whether the graves were deep enough, Kofi Annan took decisive action and appointed a UN committee to look into what's going on. Eventually, they reported back that it's not genocide.
Thank goodness for that. Because, as yet another Kofi-appointed UN committee boldly declared, "genocide anywhere is a threat to the security of all and should never be tolerated". So fortunately what's going on in the Sudan isn't genocide. Instead, it's just hundreds of thousands of corpses who happen to be from the same ethnic group, which means the UN can go on tolerating it until everyone's dead, at which point the so-called "decent left" can support a "multinational" force under the auspices of the Arab League going in to ensure the corpses don't pollute the water supply.
Yes, action is required. But when a humanitarian military action to save those lives is attempted by the only world power willing and able to do so results in a response by the Sudanese, watch Clooney and the usual poseurs locate CNN and MSM cameras for their comments about the better solution of negotiation and sanctions.
But are they ever serious enough to trust? Writes Steyn:
If Anglosphere action isn't multinational enough for Sudan, it might confirm the suspicion that the Left's conscience is now just some tedious shell game in which it frantically scrambles the thimbles but, whether you look under the Iraqi or Afghan or Sudanese one, you somehow never find the shrivelled pea of The Military Intervention We're Willing To Support.