I think we are too often consumed by the hypocrisy surrounding the presidential campaign and we don’t focus enough on the hypocrisy of the Bush Administration. Apparently the media has forgotten that he is our President….perhaps as a favor to McCain and his “maverick” image. Anyways, Bush loves to tout our actions in Iraq and the “freedom” we have brought the Iraqi people but there has been war and genocide going on nearly as long in Darfur, Sudan. With hundreds of thousands killed and millions displaced from their homes and facing starvation, could we find it in our hearts to fire up the old surge on behalf of the innocent people of Darfur? Or at least meet the number of troops pledged?
But our unwillingness to follow through is intentional so as not to disrupt oil production in the region. And the mainstream media is perfectly complicit in these atrocities because they depend on oil companies for advertising dollars.
Sound familiar? Protect the oil resources but not the people.