Monday, October 20, 2008


Eric Reeves reports in The New Republic that "...[I]ncredibly, the regime committing genocide in Darfur is now meant to be in charge of a critical U.N. poverty and disease eradication program." - Millennium Development Grotesquery

He refers to the Sudanese government which has been selected to chair the UN programme overseeing the eradication of disease and poverty.

"Since it was the African countries' turn to pick the chair of the organization, and since the selection of Sudan was supported by China, the outcome - however outrageous--is hardly surprising. Strong support from the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference helped ensured Khartoum's diplomatic victory. The selection of the National Islamic Front regime as chair is no mere symbolic exercise, though the symbolism of the choice is intensely dispiriting. For it comes at a time when the head of the regime faces a likely arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court - for crimes against humanity and for genocide in Darfur."

The inmates are well and truly in charge of the asylum.

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