Evangelical Christians are urging Bush to act on the crisis in the Sudan. Unfortunatley, his nation-destroying/nation-creating, daddy-avenging, oil-grabbing, neocon-stroking, children-torturing adventure in Iraq has left the military’s cupboards bare. We just don’t have troops available to stop the genocide in Africa.
One would hope that this issue would cleave off a bit of support from Chimpy’s base:
Thirty-five evangelical Christian leaders have signed a letter urging President Bush to provide massive humanitarian aid and consider sending U.S. troops to stop what they called the “genocide” taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan.
“We view this as an opportunity to reach out to Muslims in the name of Jesus,” the Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said yesterday. “Christian people are appalled by this kind of genocide, and we don’t want it taking place in our generation.”
“The base is speaking up on the question of Sudan,” said Chester A. Crocker, a professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University who was assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Reagan administration. “This will add to existing pressures for the administration to do what it can to, if necessary, use a two-by-four to gain the attention of Khartoum’s authorities.”