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“Genocide in Darfur”

Why should the United States have to be the country that has to help save everyone? The genocide in Darfur, a region in Sudan, has been happening since 2003 and not much attention or effort has been put on the crisis. It has been stated that the Arabs in Darfur think that they are the only good race and are murdering everyone else. The United States is the main leader in giving the Darfurians the aid and support they need. Although the United States has not yet given military aid many Americans are in favor of doing so. Yet there are others who oppose this issue and think that America should stop trying to save everyone and worry about our own problems. The United States should not give aid or military support to help stop the crisis in Darfur.

The United States should help aid in the genocide in Darfur, because it is inhumane for many innocent people to be murdered. Over two hundred thousand Darfurians have been killed and more than two million have been displaced. People should not be murdered just because of their race or what they look like. “The reason the United States must act to stop the genocide is because, as Martin Luther King said, “Man’s inhumanity to man is not only perpetuated by the vitriolic action of those who are bad, it is also perpetuated by the vitiating inaction of those who are good.(Allott)” When the Nazi’s were killing the Jews we did not just let them keep going on a mass killing spree. America made it their goal to stop the Nazi’s from murdering any more Jewish people. This is the only reason that American should get involved in the crisis in Darfur. The United States already has a full plate to handle and does not need any extra problems.

America does not need to aid in the crisis in Darfur because we need to start worrying about our own problems instead of other countries issues. The United States has an enormous homeless population that our country should be more focused on. “The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimates some three million men, women, and children will be homeless for at least some part in 2002.(Tyler)” America should be putting our funds towards helping our own first then other countries like Sudan. Our country is also dealing with problems such as immigration. So far in 2007 there were over thirty seven million immigrants including over eleven million of them being illegal coming into the United States. We also need to be putting our money towards helping stop the illegal immigrant population from coming into our country. These problems need to be fixed before we start worrying about other countries. The United States is also involved in many other world problems that we need to end before we get involved in more issues.

America is currently involved in the war in Iraq, which poses another reason why our involvement in unnecessary in Darfur. The only way the crisis will end is if we send American troops to end the genocide. Sending money and aid will only suppress the crisis and help the people not the killing. Since that war was not suppose to last that long many Americans see that if the United States gets involved with Darfur it will become a never ending battle again. As a country we have spent billions of dollars, and millions per day on the war and lost so many lives the United States should not have to go through it again with Darfur. “The United States lacks the military resources to intervene almost everywhere and does not have the political will to sustain such operations indefinitely- a reality revealed by the American publics eroding support for the U.S. mission in Iraq. (Preble)” Also if we start sending troops to Sudan the United States will lose focus on the war in Iraq, which should be our top priority because it deals with terrorism and the attack on the United States. If we lose focus on Iraq because we get involved with Darfur it could be disastrous to our country.

Another reason why we should not help the genocide in Darfur is because it will not benefit or affect the United States in any way. America seems to only help other countries if it is a benefit to us. Africa does not give us massive quantities of oil like the Middle East does, so there is no reason to send them troops to battle a genocide. The United States should just leave them alone and let Sudan figure out its own problems. We cannot always be the country that swoops in to save the world. Sudan is so far away from the United States that it will never affect our country in any way.

Sudan should get the surrounding countries in Africa to help aid in their crisis. It is not our problem to fix and America should not have to deal with it. The United States has been the leading country to help the Darfurians battle the crisis they are now dealing with. We have already allowed over 2.6 million refugees from Africa to resettle in the United States in the past thirty years according to the State Department. America has been helping countries in Africa for many years and it is now time for Africa to take charge and fix their continent. “Since the slaughter in Darfur does not threaten Western citizens, the solution to halting the genocide there must come from Africa, with the world’s help, not the other way around.(Preble)” If Africa sees it has a problem they need to take the initiative in their own hands and figure out a



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