The anti-military party is now demanding U.S. soldiers go to Sudan to address the Darfur genocide. They say if there were oil there, we'd be in there in full force.
There is absolutely no American economic interest in Darfur. Any endeavor into Sudan is purely humanitarian. Therefore, if we go into Sudan with our military -- on our own, with the UN or with NATO, then we should go in with clear objectives. We'd need to stay there until the objectives are achieved. There will be military deaths. There will be expense. It will go on much longer than these candidates can anticipate.
America must do what is in the best interest of America. The invasion of Iraq -- at least the way the Bush administration executed it -- was not in our best interest. America's interest in Africa is limited to oil from Nigeria, Angola, Congo and Gabon and safaris.
The African continent is a quagmire. One could justify an international policing action in well over half of the African nations. To what end? Their cultures are based on corruption and self-enslavement. They have killed and will kill millions of their fellow countrymen. The genocides in Rwanda and Darfur are only the most recent.
How can you help nations who fail to help themselves? Do we throw money and American lives at this problem knowing we can only provide limited relief? Do we help just so we can feel good inside knowing we at least tried to do something?
Best thing we can do for Africa is to help eradicate malaria. I'd like to see the politicians address this disease instead of spending all of their African sound bites on AIDs.
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