Comment- Clooney at UN -in The Guardian
Sorry George Clooney, but the last thing Darfur needs is western troops The rebels, not Khartoum, scuppered this year's peace deal - the solution has to be an expanded African Union force
Jonathan Steele Tuesday September 19, 2006
"An air of unreality, if not cant, surrounds the latest upsurge of calls for UN troops to go into Sudan's western region of Darfur. The actor George Clooney takes to the stage at the UN security council, pleading for action. Tony Blair seizes on the issue to write letters to fellow EU leaders. In cities around the world protesters hold a "global day for Darfur" to warn of looming genocide. Is it really possible that western governments, in spite of being burned by their interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, would use force against another Muslim state? "
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