US ‘can't do more for Darfur’

Shame on you, Dick Cheney! In talking with Jim Lehrer about the US role in advancing a settlement in the Darfur region of the Sudan, Cheney said:

It's a huge area. It's difficult to get at, but we have been actively involved. I am satisfied we are doing everything we can do.

Senators Barak Obama and Sam Brownback, just back from Sudan, think the US can do more. And Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek has decided that he personally can and will do more.

So much vice presidential leadership exerted on behalf of the wealthy, the powerful, the elite. So much distortion and misinformation spread in pursuit of a war in Iraq. So little recognition of how the US could help bring an end to massive violence and suffering in this desperately poor region of the world.