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It’s Time to Give War a Chance

That's what Peter Beinart says in the new issue of Time. There's only one way to save Darfur: tell Sudan it can either accept the U.N. force or face war against the world's most powerful military alliance. As he points … Read More

By / September 27, 2006

That's what Peter Beinart says in the new issue of Time.

There's only one way to save Darfur: tell Sudan it can either accept the U.N. force or face war against the world's most powerful military alliance.

As he points out, NATO didn't prevent the genocide of the Albanian Kosovars by sending in a small peacekeeping force. They did it by bombing Belgrade and preparing for a ground invasion.

He goes on to say,

You could fill volumes detailing the geopolitical reasons America should abandon Darfur to its fate. The argument for military action, by contrast, rests on just two tarnished words.

Those words, of course, are "Never Again."

For someone else who thinks those two words are tarnished by our inaction in Darfur, check out Jewcy's Tikkun Olam Radical, Ruth Messinger.

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