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Sunday, May 30, 2004

Kofi didn't quite get the right word

Writing in the Telegraph about the conflict in Sudan -- Rwanda II -- Patrick Smith notes: "So bad are the conditions in Darfur that the normally cautious UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, said: 'The international community must be prepared to take action... by action I mean a continuum of steps that may include military action'." Annan must have meant "continuous steps" and instead of include, "up to but not including." No one really believes that the UN would sanction military action, even if it was designed to prevent a slaughter. Do they?

Posted by Paul Tuns on May 30, 2004 | Permalink


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