The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Darfur:
Bush’s crocodile tears

Jun 18, 2007

Pretending a concern over the millions murdered and displaced in southern Sudan, President Bush announced sanctions against Sudan in the last week of May.

Said Mr. Bush, “I promise this to the people of Darfur: the United States will not avert our eyes from a crisis that challenges the conscience of the world. For too long the people of Darfur have suffered at the hands of a government that is complicit in the bombing, murder and rape of innocent civilians. My administration has called these actions by their rightful name: genocide.

Outrage over genocide? No. Just fancy words from the supposedly gentle, peaceful president of the U.S.

And the reality? The Bush administration has relied heavily on Sudanese spies for intelligence in its bloody war in Iraq. Thanks to the willingness of the Sudanese government to detain whomever the Bush administration accuses, the country is now called by the State Department “a strong partner in the war on terror.” The chief of intelligence for Sudan was even flown to Washington in 2005 by the CIA, according to press reports.

It wasn’t so he could be held accountable for the bombings, burnings of villages, murder, starvation and rape of the people of Darfur.

Just another case of “birds of a feather flock together”– one lying, brutal thug to another.