The Future of Darfur

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In the American Prospect today, Rob Garver has a very good bit of reporting on liberal evangelicals and their push for legislation to help Darfur.

Meanwhile, Eugene Oregon is right: Darfur is all set to turn into decade-long, intractable conflict where millions die and no one pays attention. Much like the Congo today (where 3.5 million have died since 1998, and there are fears that war could start up again), or Uganda. Although I’d note a key difference: Sudan has oil, and Islamic terrorists. Hm… oil wealth plus massive instability plus Islamic terrorists. Nope, doesn’t seem like the sort of thing we should be paying attention to. Hey, didn’t that Michael Jackson guy just get off…

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