The New Zealand Herald today put the President of the US and George Clooney in the headline story entitled:
Bush raises pressure on Darfur killings, Clooney joins protesters
Now lets see here.
Bush: WASHINGTON – US President George W Bush announced new sanctions against people suspected of aiding genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region as critical peace talks in Nigeria near a deadline.
Clooney: Clooney urged the public to attend rallies across the United States this Sunday to pressure Khartoum to stop what Washington says amounts to genocide in Darfur.
Clooney:As more Americans become aware of the unfolding tragedy, a coalition of 160 religious, human rights and political groups planned a major rally in Washington DC on Sunday to demand that Bush press for a stronger multinational force to end the violence and protect the people of Darfur.
Speakers included Nobel Peace Prise winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, Washington’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Illinois Democratic senator Barak Obama and actor George Clooney, who visited Darfur last week.
Bush: US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said the first priority was to provide humanitarian relief to those who were suffering in Darfur and improve security by sending in a more robust UN peacekeeping mission with a strong mandate.
Which do you think will work? Rallies? Or aid and a mission?
Do you remember Mr. Clooney and how he feels about Iraq? Yet he wants something done (you know, like a rally) about Sudan now. What a clown.