Nicholas Kristof: A new chance for Darfur

Posted by Kendall Harmon

If Barack Obama wants to help end the genocide in Darfur, he doesn't have to look far for ideas of how to accomplish that.

President Bush and his top aides have been given, and ignored, a menu of options for tough steps to squeeze Sudan - even destroy its air force - and those will soon be on the new president's desk.

The State Department's policy planning staff prepared the first set of possible responses back in 2004 (never pursued), and this year Ambassador Richard Williamson has privately pushed the White House to squeeze Sudan until it stops the killing.

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Posted December 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Irenaeus wrote:

Williamson . . . wrote a tough memo to Bush this fall outlining three particular steps the United States could take to press Sudan’s leader, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir

Reasonable steps, too.

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