One of the previous US president’s biggest failures was the failure to take action during the Rwandan genocide of the early 90s.
The current president is providing little assistance of value with the situation in Darfur, Sudan, where another campaign of genocide is currently in progress.
The humanitarian in me says the US needs to address this ASAP. The rationalist in me has concerns.
If we do not intervene in some way, the killing in Darfur will most certainly continue.
If we do intervene, we face the same old argument that “imperialist” America is “rattling its saber” and “interfering” in the affairs of other countries.
Then there’s the matter of most of our resources being focused on Iraq right now.
My strong personal belief is we should help stop the slaughter, but a question nags me: How do we provide humanitarian assistance without "interfering" in other countries? I’ve never heard a viable answer from a liberal or a conservative.
Can the line be drawn clearly?