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When Interests Trump Ideals -- How Do You Choose Between Evils?

INTEL DUMP On the way into work this morning, I listened to Los Angeles Times Ken Silverstein discuss his article "Official Pariah Sudan Valuable to
On the way into work this morning, I listened to Los Angeles Times Ken Silverstein discuss his article "Official Pariah Sudan Valuable to America's War on Terrorism" which ran in this morning's paper on NPR's Day to Day show. That article reports that the U.S. has essentially decided to work with the Sudanese government in order to get intelligence on Al Qaeda Then when I got to the office, I read Mark Goldberg's piece "Zoellick’s Appeasement Tour"in The American Prospect about how the State Department was backtracking bigtime from its previous stated intentions to act against genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

All of a sudden, I had a blinding flash of of the obvious: it all makes sense. These two stories make clear why the U.S. has soft-pedaled, back-pedaled, and not pedaled at all when it comes to stopping genocide in the Darfur region.  Read on...

 

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Bob Harris says:

... I'm grunting like I'm about to pass a colony of beavers directly out of my rectum.

Oh man that's some good writin'. And it's part of . That article reports that the U.S. has essentially decided to work with the Sudanese government in order to get intelligence on Al Qaeda Then when I got to the office, I read Mark Goldberg's piece "Zoellick’s Appeasement Tour"in The American Prospect about how the State Department was backtracking bigtime from its previous stated intentions to act against genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

All of a sudden, I had a blinding flash of of the obvious: it all makes sense. These two stories make clear why the U.S. has soft-pedaled, back-pedaled, and not pedaled at all when it comes to stopping genocide in the Darfur region. Read on...


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