February 18, 2006

A CRUSADER'S WORK IS NEVER DONE:

Bush Sees Need to Expand Role of NATO in Sudan (DAVID E. SANGER, 2/18/06, NY Times)

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.

"I talked to Kofi Annan about this very subject this week," Mr. Bush said, referring to a meeting with the United Nations secretary general. "But it's going to require, I think, a NATO stewardship, planning, facilitating, organizing, probably double the number of peacekeepers that are there now, in order to start bringing some sense of security. There has to be a consequence for people abusing their fellow citizens."


We've done much good in the Sudan, but have much left to do.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 18, 2006 8:24 AM
Comments

I agree with Bush but feel we're busy right now. The EU and NATO should be able to handle this.

Posted by: Genecis at February 18, 2006 11:42 AM

Gen, Were you speaking tongue in cheek or do you really think the UN or EU could handle this or any other matter?

Posted by: erp at February 18, 2006 12:55 PM
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