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I wrote a couple of weeks back about the silence of the liberals in the media to the suffering in Darfur. Well apparently George Clooney has discovered Darfur and is making a cause of it. Good for you Mr. Clooney - glad to have you on board! There was also a rally (that went largely unnoticed thanks to the rallies of illegal immigrants the following day) on the Washington Mall to try to bring America's attention to the genocide in Darfur! Many of the planners of the Washington Mall Rally were US Jews, something that will never get mentioned by the anti-Semitic factions around the country and around the world.
The NY Sun brings to our attention, though, the total hypocricy of some of the organizers and protestors.
"We'd be remiss, however, if we didn't say that we also hope that the Darfur rally yesterday helps to illuminate the hypocrisy of some of those on the left. They want military action now to oppose a genocidal regime in Sudan and to protect its victims. Yet they opposed military action in Iraq to oust a regime, in that of Saddam Hussein, that had engaged in ethnic cleansing of Iraqi Kurds and Shiites and had rained scud missiles on Israeli cities."
OUCH! However, they are so very, very acurate in that assessment. Several vocal anti-war Congressmen and women are equally vocal that we should send troops to Darfur! An anti-Bush, anti-war group called Working Assetts is lobbying to get our troops pulled out of Iraq and shipped to Darfur!
The editorial writer concluded with this bit of common sense/logic:
"Opposing the war in Iraq while favoring an intervention in Sudan is akin to the position of an American during World War II who favored fighting Japan but taking a strictly pacifist stance toward Germany. It's so illogical as to make one wonder why."
All I can say to that is AMEN.