Kofi Annan has issued an urgent appeal for relief funding for Darfur:
Frustrated by a chronic funding gap for the U.N. relief effort in the Darfur region of Sudan, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will issue an urgent appeal Wednesday to wealthy European, Asian and Middle Eastern governments that he believes have been too stingy in addressing the humanitarian crisis, senior U.N. officials said Tuesday.
It only took 30 thousand deaths, 180 thousand refugees fleeing into Chad, over 1 million people displaced from their homes, and more than 2 million in desperate need of food and medical treatment before Annan intervened.
It makes me think – not for the first time – that Mark Steyn said it best: “The problem is, by the time you’ve gone through the UN, everyone’s dead.”
The politically-correct will continue to rant and rave about the only “legitimate” action being that taken through the United Nations. But I bet if the 30,000 people who have already been ethnically cleansed in Sudan while the world stood idly by got a vote, they would have a few choice words about waiting for the UN to take action.