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Uncle Sam
I'm about a third of the way through Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize winning work
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
and I HIGHLY recommend it.

It gives a convincing explanation of why president after president stands there on Holocaust Memorial Day and says "Never Again!" yet fails to act when it comes to preventing genocide. Wilson, Roosevelt, Carter, Clinton, Bush - it's happened on all of their watches.

I just finished reading the chapter about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge last night, and heard on NPR this morning that former foriegn minister Ieng Sary had been arrested, along with his wife, who was also a high ranking official in the Khmer Rouge. He will be tried for crimes against humanity along with other senior KR officials.

These prosecutions, although belated, are important for the current genocide in Darfur - because the Sudanese government ministers who authorized the slaughter need to see that they will be held accountable.

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