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War in the DRC

UN peacekeeping failure

This isn’t a burning issue for most Americans–though it ought to be–but war has broken out anew in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN peacekeeping has failed once again. There’s no point in talks with regional leaders, and the Security Council isn’t likely to do anything.

The only real way forward would be coordinating with American allies in the region: Rwanda and maybe South Africa. Violence is being blamed on pro-Tutsi militias, so perhaps Rwanda is especially important.

Treating enemies as enemies and allies as allies is at the heart of the McCain foreign policy. Obama has it mixed up, and the Obama Doctrine of (im)moral equivalence would ensure more hand-wringing and needless death.

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