Nick Kristof praises the US president for his action on Darfur, but laments the tardy and inadequate response to the overall situation. He pointedly asks if a mediocre effort saved so many lives, how many lives could a full and immediate international response have saved? And to those out there who seem to either dislike or even despise the United Nations, read the figures:
Even within Darfur itself, the UN World Food Program managed to get food to 1.3 million people last month out of the 2 million who need it.
Sterling work indeed. Do people still think the UN is a waste of time?