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Originally posted by RANT
Am I the only person on earth that understands the difference in voting to give the President the authority to go to war so as not to have to return for another vote in a time of potential crisis and actually voting "for war?"
I guess I am. Just another one of those ever increasing situations where everyone is wrong but me. Nice.
Originally posted by curme
This is where I disagree with Kerry, although I agree that he would of done a better job. I think the sticking point with the Democrats is how Bush lied and over-exagerrated the threat, and ineptly executed the invasion and occupation.
I mean, why would you ignore the advice of your military? And, of course, the war profiteering isn't cool either.
Originally posted by websurfer
Iraq was the most disorderly country in the middle east, so it makes sense to change their government. hrw.org... Its a shame Bush had to use the WTC as an excuse to attack Iraq. The Iraq war was long overdue, with the corrupt dictatorship that was in existence.
August 09, 2004- A European Union delegation of civilian and military experts that completed a mission in Sudan said Monday that large-scale killings were taking place in the strife-torn region of Darfur but the killings could not be qualified as genocide.
"We are not in the situation of genocide there," said Pieter Feith, who headed the mission as the personal representative for Sudan of EU foreign affairs chief Javier Solana.
"But it is clear there is widespread, silent and slow killing going on and village burning of a fairly large scale."
Feith added that there were "considerable doubts as to the willingness of the government of Sudan to protect the civilian population".
Mothers are told to force formula into their skin-and-bone infants every three hours. With malnutrition come other killer diseases: diarrhea, skin infections and septicemia. These patients are also victims of the brutal wave of ethnic cleansing perpetrated by government-backed militias over the past 18 months.www.cnn.com...
Moved by Labor MP Michael Danby, it accuses government-controlled Arab militias known as the Janjaweed of numerous massacres, summary executions, rapes, burnings of towns and villages, and forced depopulation from the region.
The government of Sudan is responsible for “ethnic cleansing” and crimes against humanity in Darfur, one of the world’s poorest and most inaccessible regions, on Sudan’s western border with Chad. The Sudanese government and the Arab “Janjaweed” militias it arms and supports have committed numerous attacks on the civilian populations of the African Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups. Government forces oversaw and directly participated in massacres, summary executions of civilians-including women and children—burnings of towns and villages, and the forcible depopulation of wide swathes of land long inhabited by the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa. The Janjaweed militias, Muslim like the African groups they attack, have destroyed mosques, killed Muslim religious leaders, and desecrated Qorans belonging to their enemies.
The government and its Janjaweed allies have killed thousands of Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa-- often in cold blood, raped women, and destroyed villages, food stocks and other supplies essential to the civilian population. They have driven more than one million civilians, mostly farmers, into camps and settlements in Darfur where they live on the very edge of survival, hostage to Janjaweed abuses. More than 110,000 others have fled to neighbouring Chad but the vast majority of war victims remain trapped in Darfur. hrw.org...