Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Russ Hittinger Weighs In

From Mirror of Justice: Russ Hittinger Weighs In:

"Let's begin with an example that I don't think is inflammatory. The peoples of sub-Saharan Africa are victims of plague, poverty, genocide,
and anarchy. We know that these things would never be tolerated in developed countries; in fact, we would not tolerate them across our
borders. We also know that remedying the plight of these peoples is not very high on the policy list of the affluent democracies. Most men
and women of honest conscience wish that it were not the case. But mobilizing domestic and international politics is not so easy. Even
supposing good will on everyone's part, the practical means for remedying the situation are debatable, and the execution of policy will
be difficult. For one thing, there are other pressing issues domestically and internationally. At the end of the day, however, everyone knows that the Africans will come out at the bottom of the agenda."