8.06.2004

WEAPONS OF MASS STARVATION

While evidence that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction was skimpy at best, evidence is mounting that the Sudanese government is allowing the starvation of millions of its citizens.

Yet the Bush administration does nothing.

Even the U.S. Congress has passed a resolution calling the killings and displacement of people in the Darfur region "genocide." (http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040805-050221-4633r.htm)

This week, Secretary of State Colin Powell said an official determination will come within a few weeks, according to UPI.

"I have to gather data from people I have in the field now, who are interviewing people, to reach the legal definition of genocide," he said at the 2004 UNITY convention in Washington. "And I'll make a judgment in the next couple of weeks as to whether it does or does not meet that test."

That's almost as ridiculous as former President Clinton's hair-splitting on what "the definition of 'is' is."

Except in Powell's case, people's lives and not a blue Gap dress are at stake.

State Department has gone so far as to deny visas to experts who could have testified before Congress, prompting TrueMajority.org to launch an effort to take documentary filmmakers there to gather the evidence.

1 Comments:

Blogger theoretical author said...

Dang, I wanna get better at photography so I can become a bonafide photojournalist--I'd go over there. It might be my destiny in life; I'm feeling like children of my own will not be in the cards, so risking my life won't feel selfish...
I don't know if I'll make it to meetup, if I do it will be late (11?) Also feeling disillusioned, like I want to keep the socializing separate, if you know what I mean? Meet up with people one-on-one, that's more my style. Also, I have the feeling I've offended one or more persons...don't want to say who. I noticed you haven't uploaded in a while...wondering what your thoughts are on the subject.
Thanks, BTW, for your comment on my blog! I eat up flattery and encouragement like chocolate!

August 7, 2004 at 4:32 PM  

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