Thursday, September 14, 2006

George's Testimony

It may be that John McCain and Bob Dole can't generate the outrage over a looming genocide in Darfur necessary to prompt the international community to act, but perhaps Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel can, with the help of actor George Clooney. Both spoke today to members of the United Nations Security Council.

Clooney, who traveled to Darfur in April with his father, journalist Nick Clooney, told members of the Security Council, "After September 30, you won't need the U.N. You will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and headstones."

The Sudanese government is resisting plans to insert a UN peacekeeping force in Darfur on October 1 to replace the African Union troops who will be withdrawn then.

Sunday, September 17, is the "Global Day for Darfur." Check here to see if there's an event near you.

[Thanks to B. McC.]