I’m An American, Dammit!

Let me get this off my chest: I think that what is going on in the Darfur/Sudan region is absolutely horrible. “All that is necessary for for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” The world stood around and watched Hitler decimate a large chunk of the population and then realized that it might not be right. The tragedy in Darfur is no less significant. Former President Carter got in a shouting match Wednesday with Sudanese security officials who blocked him from a town in Darfur. He was trying to visit an area that wasn’t on the agenda. The local security tried to stop him and Carter shouted “We’re going to anyway!”, telling security officers they didn’t have the authority to stop him.

Why don’t they have the authority to do just that? Yes, Carter was there as an envoy of peace, along with Desmond Tutu. But was this 83 year old being a bit too cavalier with his own status? Could his actions jeopardized the whole process? Electric Venom Bite Fest readers are urged to comment on this situation.


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