They Care...Really They Do
We cannot pull out of Iraq, say the wingers, because there will be "chaos" and perhaps "genocide." And you know what, that's why I do believe we need to redeploy to bordering bases in countries like Kuwait and retain a residual force that works with the EU and Muslim nations, to prevent this very horror show from taking place.
Funny though, in virtually all cases, wingers couldn't care one bit about Darfur. I have a friend there, a lawyer, who has been working on trying to save migrants out of the worst areas, I worked on a documentary a year and a half ago on this painful subject and I wrote a column on yes, the acts of TERRORISM taking place there, what seems like forever ago (and is for all those who have needlessly died there).
Am I tooting my own horn, ABOSOLUTELY NOT. Like most people, I have not done nearly enough. Yet, "not nearly enough" is still so much more than the Bush Administration has done.
I co-authored that piece with a man with whom I am staunchly disagree on most issues, in particular Iraq, because we needed action then and my God, do we now. At least in his case, that of my co-author Cliff May, he really cares about this issue. I will also give credit to Senator Brownback on this, another man with whom I disagree on virtually everything, but has tried to push this issue to the front-burner constantly, labeling it a moral issue. But where is the Bush Administration and most Republicans on this?
Nowhere, that's where.
They, as usual, talk the talk but never walk the walk. So does it surprise you to know that the sanctions the Bushies just passed against the government of Sudan, the sponsor of this mass murder, have a loophole that renders them useless?
Nothing like pretending you care when you have a ringside seat to a genocide.