Yesterday Senator Joeseph Biden called for the use of military force to end the suffering in Darfur.
(thanks to Dre at Dre’s Opinion for the heads up )
via By GEORGE GEDDA, Associated Press Writer via Yahoo news
“I would use American force now,” Biden said at a hearing before his committee. “I think it’s not only time not to take force off the table. I think it’s time to put force on the table and use it.”
In advocating use of military force, Biden said senior U.S. military officials in Europe told him that 2,500 U.S. troops could “radically change the situation on the ground now.”
“Let’s stop the bleeding,” Biden said. “I think it’s a moral imperative.”
On another note this from Shanghai Daily dot com
“Olympics boycotters over Darfur issue are ‘ignorant’ ”
I found this part extremely telling
“Sudan is most concerned about its sovereignty and territorial integrity,”
Yes they are more concerned about that then they have ever been about a few hundred thousand deaths and the continued rape of women and hungry children.
We know that.
” U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Negroponte is expected to arrive in the Sudanese capital Khartoum Thursday. While in Sudan, Negroponte is expected to press Sudanese officials on the continuing crisis in Darfur.”
According to this report from All Africa via Jim Fishcer-Thompson
” China increasingly is cooperating with the United States toward ending the violence in Sudan’s Darfur region, while President Bush “wants action” and is prepared to impose further sanctions on Sudan, says Ambassador Andrew Natsios, the president’s special envoy to Sudan.
Natsios told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee April 11 that the Chinese “have been largely supportive of our efforts to resolve the Darfur situation through peaceful means and have been publicly encouraging Khartoum” to allow African Union (AU) and U.N. peacekeepers into the western province of Sudan.
That cooperation is becoming increasingly important to Bush, whom Natsios said was “angry” over Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s refusal to allow an AU-U.N. hybrid peacekeeping force into the Darfur region, where civil conflict has raged since 2003. Since fighting began, there have been more than 200,000 deaths and millions of displaced persons, he said.
Thanks again to Italian Blogs for Darfur
for the reminder on the Global Day for Darfur.