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Moral Authority
by Lee

Once again the UN demonstrates some of that moral authority that the lefties keep telling us about.

Sudan’s foreign minister said Monday a U.N. report concluded that no genocide was committed in his country’s Darfur region, where tens of thousands of civilians have died in a nearly two-year crisis.

At U.N. headquarters in New York, diplomats confirmed that the report did not find that Sudan had committed genocide, but they said it was very critical of Sudanese government actions. The report was expected to be circulated in New York on Tuesday.

The United States has accused Sudan’s government of directing militia who attack civilians in what Washington has called a genocidal campaign in the western region.

“We have a copy of that report and they didn’t say that there is a genocide,” Sudan Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said on the sidelines of an African Union summit in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

Last year, the United Nations said the Darfur conflict created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Sunday a report on the situation would be forwarded to Security Council members “very shortly.”

Let us not forget, gentle reader, that the United States went on the record months ago calling what was going on in Darfur “genocide.” The UN, however, has refused to make that designation, because if it did so then it would be required to actually do something about it.  And if there’s one thing the UN is known for, it’s talking a lot about doing something but then never actually doing it.

Posted by Lee on 01/31/05 at 04:47 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

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