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5/12/2005

No Blood for Votes II

David Kilgour praised the millions in aid dollars but he criticized the size of the troop deployment, saying the killing and raping must be stopped before humanitarian aid can be effective.

The Independent MP wants Canada to send a force of at least 500 troops, as recommended by Human Rights Watch, saying he's not satisfied with 100 soldiers.

Several dozen troops "can't do much to stop a genocide in an area the size of France," he said. "I don't see how that stops mass murder and mass rape."
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I completely agree with Kilgour on the need for action, real action, in Darfur. But there is no way that a single MP whould be determining our willingness to risk our troops - 100 or 500 - lives no matter how worthy the cause.

Imagine if Carolyn Parrish suddenly got the bit between her teeth - no, on second thoughts don't, it is too awful to contemplate.

The craven dysfunction of Dithers and his gang cannot be more exactly underlined...Election. Now.