posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 09:06 PM
Obama plans call for an increase in service members and to transfer more troops to Afghanistan. He believes that the real war is there, not Iraq. What
he doesn't say but hints heavily is that we will also use our troops elsewhere? Those hints are leading to Darfur. If he isn't careful, we could
end up with a repeat of what happened to the Russians in the Soviet-Afghanistan war and what happened to us in Somalia. It is only a matter of time
before our allies bail on us in Afghanistan. And I don't see too many counties rushing to go into Darfur.
Should we really get involved in Darfur militarily?
No President should ever hesitate to use force – unilaterally if necessary – to protect ourselves and our vital interests when we
are attacked or imminently threatened. But when we use force in situations other than self-defense, we should make every effort to garner the clear
support and participation of others – the kind of burden-sharing and support President George H.W. Bush mustered before he launched Operation Desert
He says UNILATERALLY if necessary. Sounds familiar. Then he says we SHOULD, not will, make every effort to garner support for situations other than
self-defense. Not too many countries are in favor of going into Darfur.
Obama believes the United States needs to lead the world in ending this genocide, including by imposing much tougher sanctions that target
Sudan's oil revenue, implementing and helping to enforce a no-fly zone, and engaging in more intense, effective diplomacy to develop a political
roadmap to peace.
He says we need to lead the world. Implementing no fly zone equals military.
Request peacekeeping force in video. Says that as President he won't turn blind eye to slaughter (video). Remember the Unites States should lead by
More important, Washington must immediately spearhead efforts to create a larger multinational force. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This co-op editorial written by Barack Obama and Sam Brownback.
Remember Obama believes the US has to lead by example,
That means that our troops will be part of this multinational force.
U.S. effort in Darfur
"Better, but better is not good enough. [A protective force] is not going to happen without special effort on our part."
I wonder where this proactive force will come from? That's right we need to lead by example.