Sunday, April 30, 2006

Darfur Rally: Something we could unite on

Darfur: World's worst humanitarian disaster.

Sunday rally on the National Mall


Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and Olympic speed skating champion Joey Cheek, who donated his bonus money to projects in war-torn Darfur.

About 180,000 people have been killed and 3 million driven from their homes by fighting in the western Sudanese region since February 2003.

And just to show that ocassionally President Bush can say the right thing:
President Bush met with Darfur advocates at the White House on Friday and lent his support to the weekend rallies. "For those of you who are going out to march for justice, you represent the best of our country," Bush said.