I thought I'd do a little more serious post regarding the civil war in Sudan, specifically a region called Darfur. I'm guessing some of you have heard about it already, but if you haven't here's a pretty good link with some general information from the BBC.
Much like the Rwandan civil war in the 90's there are some pretty horrible things going on in Sudan. I think everyone agrees that something needs to be done. The "what" is where things start to get complicated. The first logical step after recognizing the problem is putting pressure on the U.N. to act, something President Bush spoke about last week. But what happens if the U.N. is reluctant to act. Activists advocate U.S. military presence only as a last resort and in only with the support of other nations. Sound a little familiar? Its ironic that these same people who are calling the government to action in Darfur are the same ones who are demanding that U.S. troops leave Iraq as soon as possible.