People in Liberia are starving and dying while civil war rages around them. Should the US, as some suggest, send in the military to “restore order” then give humanitarian aid?
The Bushies do not want to get involved, they’ve made this quite clear. You don’t suppose the business connections the American Right, among them Pat Robertson, has with Liberia leader Charles Taylor has anything to do with this, do you?
If the Bush Administration genuinely wanted to get help, they’d be asking African leaders and Liberians themselves what they could do. I don’t recall hear them asking though.
If they eventually do invade (and that’s what it would be, an invasion) I doubt much humanitarian aid would be given – just look at Iraq or Afghanistan for instructive examples of how little they care for the innocents of countries they’ve invaded.
And wouldn’t you know it, there’s been a huge new oil find discovered in the ocean near, now here’s a coincidence, Liberia.
Who woulda thunk it?