Working Assets, the long distance phone company that donates to progressive causes, is championing a truly noxious idea, that the U.S. get out of Iraq and instead invade Sudan. Their slogan is ‘Out of Iraq into Darfur.’ No doubt, Working Assets would want this to be a ‘humanitarian mission’ but does anyone believe that’s what the neocons would do?
To promote a new imperialist intervention as a cure for the previous intervention is clueless as well as being complicit in the Bush agenda, an odd position indeed for a supposedly progressive organization.
Counterpunch has more, including how Zionists and the neocons are using Darfur as a way to deflect attention from Palestine – and maybe planning ‘regime change’ too.
We’re talking about a rally [on May 2 in D.C.] urging a U.S./NATO intervention in Africa’s largest country, legitimated by the UN strong-armed by a thuggish neocon-led administration in Washington. We’re talking potentially about regime change in Africa’s second-largest oil producer, in the context of planned U.S. strikes against Syria and Iran. Should anyone in the antiwar movement with a minimal knowledge or recent history be comfortable with that, or suppose that it could be fully benign?
What IS Working Assets thinking? Why would ‘progressives’ favor more military intervention by the U.S. in yet another country?