The LA Times weighs in on the Bush-Darfur airlift. The Times, not surprisingly, comes down, as we have, on the “too little, too late” theme. However, the Times also highlights Stephen Hadley’s push back against New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof. From the editorial, “Hadley acknowledged Monday that military responses had been considered and rejected, but he said the decision was driven by pleas from leading church, advocacy and humanitarian organizations that feared such actions would only make things worse for Darfuris.” This really is shameless on Hadley’s (and, by extension, Bush’s) part: blaming humanitarian organizations for blocking an effective response the genocide.
For the record, the Administration never reached out to the Enough Project or the Save Darfur Coalition to solicit our opinions on the matter.