Keep on speaking, people

Yes, the people have spoken on Iraq. Randy Barnett notes that the people have also spoken on healthcare. In fact, the people have spoken on many things.

The people have spoken on Darfur!

A majority (50 percent) of Americans favor US military intervention in Darfur, so long as it is part of an international peacekeeping force.

Americans are more reluctant to take military action if it is unilateral and potentially dangerous.*

(dangerous to Americans, they mean)

Go people! Tell them Janjaweed we won’t stand for their genocidal (oops, I said the ‘G’-word) antics and that through our focused indignation we can make them stop raping and murdering, in a similar way that by voting for Democrats who will bring our troops home we can make the various tribes, gangs and religious factions in Iraq all stop abusing each other.

Seriously now, the results of the poll, which show an increased desire on the part of Americans to see something done to save Darfur, are not bad news. It’s just not going to save Darfur. As Scott Kirwin and I discussed the other week, you could expect an “international peacekeeping force” to be about as much help in ending genocide as you could expect ExxonMobil to be in ending global warming.

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3 responses to “Keep on speaking, people

  1. i refuse to listen to “the people”. they know not what they say.

  2. “A majority (50 percent) of Americans favor US military intervention in Darfur”

    While I don’t doubt this statistic, I doubt that 50 percent of Americans can find Darfur on a map.

    What also doesn’t make sense is that a large percentage of Americans want us to go into Darfur, but also want us out of Iraq. I can’t see the logic there…

    Thanks for the plug.

  3. I believe “fickle” is the right word.

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