HEART OF DARKNESS….The genocide in Darfur has spilled over into Chad:
“You may have thought the terrible situation in Darfur couldn’t get worse, but it has,” Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, said in a recent statement.
….The United Nations Security Council has agreed to send troops to protect civilians, but they will take months to arrive. In the meantime, President Bush has said, NATO should help shore up a failing African Union peacekeeping mission there, but a surge of violence has chased tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks.
I don’t think that any force smaller than about 40,000 troops would be able to contain the violence in Darfur. Where are 40,000 troops going to come from?