No One is Going to Save Darfur

The Editors of the New Republic have come to a depressing conclusion: “It’s becoming obvious: No one is going to save Darfur.”

Of course, that’s been obvious to most of us for several years.

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Comments

  1. Bithead says:

    Granted, James…
    But I think this needs to be pointed out;

    How would it be, now, were President Bush to have actually gone in there, with the troops required? Would this now be the place the Demorats would be screaming for us to pull out of?

  2. I fear that there never was much a chance that anyone could save Darfur, let alone whether they would try and do so…

  3. James Joyner says:

    I fear that there never was much a chance that anyone could save Darfur, let alone whether they would try and do so…

    Exactly right. We do these things when they’re doable; this one wasn’t.

  4. anjin-san says:

    >We do these things when they’re doable

    Oh yea, you must mean like in Iraq. That has worked out well.

    >Would this now be the place the Demorats would be screaming for us to pull out of

    Bithead how old are you? Cause anyone over 14, except perhaps Bush, would be a little bit embarrased to talk like that…

  5. Bithead says:

    Actually, Iraq IS do-able.
    As in… still is.
    Assuming, of course, we actually have the will to see it through. Given the constant screaming from the left, it would appear BinLaden and was correct about are not having the will. As you repeatedly demonstrated.

    And No, I happen to be 50. On the other hand, you seem to be making a judgment based on all the fourteen yo’s you know… who are Democrats.