Sunday, August 01, 2004

WaPo on Darfur intervention 

A Washington Post editorial today picks apart the arguments against intervention to help the victims of the Darfur genocide. Among the rationales for staying out are:

- The Westphalian concept of national sovereignty (a subject I plan to write about myself at some point in the future, as we no longer live in the 1648 world)

- A lack of impact to national interests (although 57% of Americans support intervention if the UN determines that genocide is taking place)

- The potential Muslim backlash (despite the victims being Muslim themselves)

The Post does a good job of undermining each of the arguments. Go read the editorial.
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