darfur

Darfur MapThanks to Black Coffee Reflections for reminding me about the special that 60 Minutes did on the situation in Darfur. I meant to post something about that last week, but it’s been hard lately to sit down and post anything. The 12 minute piece can be viewed at the 60 Minutes web site. It is worth a viewing:

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=2113182n

I thought it was well done, giving us a glimpse into what is happening in Darfur. It is basically a government-sponsored human slaughter. Keep in mind that what they are doing to the people in their country is on a scale just as evil, but much larger than what Saddam Hussein did to Iraqis or anyone else. More than 400,000 people have been slaughtered, 2.5 million have been displaced from their homes, and the rape and genocide of the people continues with the blessing of the Sudanese government. The Bush Administration has called these atrocities what they are: genocide. More detailed info about the situation can be found at SaveDarfur.org.

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