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July 07, 2003

One Million

The very last thing today's NYT AP article updating the Liberia situation says is:

Nearly one third of Liberia's 3 million people have been forced from their homes by fighting since rebels took up arms against Taylor in 1999.

Our military advisors are on the ground. Good.

What's not so good is that we're rather stuck with Jamie Drummond, the charity and concert organizer tightly associated with Bono of the band U2. I'm not so sure that 'Africa' can use all the help it can get, and it strikes me rather odd that such an individual can be close to the center of policy. It only shows that the best we can do is quite insufficient, as Chester Crocker wonders aloud whether or not Bush's trip is 'tourism'.

Posted by mbowen at July 7, 2003 06:14 AM

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