Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Has The International Criminal Court Made Matters Worse In Darfur with the Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir?

Hear story from NPR.

I say... they probably compounded an already dreadful situation by issuing a warrant against a sitting head of State. These warrants typically aren't pursued.... at least not immediately. In the meantime, the suffering will be a Hell of a lot worse for the people who the ICC wants to protect.

The U.S. is not a signatory to the ICC, so I don't know how this will impact official Obama Administration policy. But Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, has made it clear that she wants a more aggressive approach when it comes to dealing with Sudan.

My point is.... this seems to be bad timing. Sometimes timing is everything. Although I do believe that this situation was neglected by the Bush Cabal (no surprise there... they couldn't care less about starving, terrorized & brutalized Africans... I don't believe that certain elements in this Country even view Blacks as human) and that something should have been done long ago. But at this point... with the economic crisis and other madness keeping Obama's plate full... the Administration should have called for a delay in the ICC decision...or a shelving of the decision for the time being. The consequences were predictable.

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