[quote]UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Sudan’s foreign minister pledged Thursday to allow more African troops and police to help end the conflict in Darfur, responding to international demands for quick action to protect civilians.
Mustafa Osman Ismail told reporters after addressing a closed-door meeting of the Security Council that he discussed the issue of an expanded African Union force in Darfur with African Union officials “just a few days ago.”
His comments came after the Security Council approved a resolution authorizing a beefed-up African force with a broader mandate and a call Thursday by U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Louise Arbour for international police to work in tadem with Sudanese police whom she described as ineffective. [/quote]
Strange isn’t it? Yet another conflict that has been boiling for 20 to 30 years without stop has suddenly taken a turn for the better and it is happening not under Jimmy Carter’s presidency but Bush’s. What is going on? First Libya backs down, then Syria and now Sudan. What do you suppose is causing this? When I read my horoscope today I realize that Mars was in conjunction with Chiron and my rising star sign and those of Bush mean that he will be very lucky this year and that nothing that happens will in any way be based on his policies. Rather they represent the fruition of American policies set in motion more than 30 years ago under the Carter administration. See the Libyans, Syrians and Sudanese just cannot read too well so it took them this long to realize what all these endless negotiations and policy directives were supposed to mean all these many decades. Right?