In Darfur, a Peace Treaty is Just the Beginning

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In Abuja, Nigeria today, US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick told the Associated Press that the government of Sudan and the largest rebel group in Darfur have agreed to make peace. Two smaller groups have not yet signed on, but Zoellick says they're so divided they can be bypassed. The accord comes after 180,000 have died and 2 million others have become refugees. But Sudan and rebel groups have violated agreements before, and even if this one holds, the humanitarian catastrophe will continue for some time. Will the UN send enough troops to end the violence? Will there be enough money for food? Has the US sent mixed messages about curtailing genocide?
  • Making News: CIA Director Porter Goss ResignsAt the White House today, President Bush announced the resignation of Porter Goss as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The President expressed his appreciation for Goss' service, candid advice and candor. Walter Pincus, national security reporter for the Washington Post, looks back at the director's tenure and forward to possible candidates who might replace him.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Former CIA Analyst Confronts Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
    During a speech in Atlanta yesterday, Donald Rumsfeld was accused of lying by a former analyst for the CIA. The issue was whether the Defense Secretary said before the Iraq invasion that he knew where Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Ray McGovern, a CIA analyst for 27 years and now a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, was Rumsfeld's accuser.

CIA Director Porter Goss

President Bush accepts Goss resignation

Washington Post article on Goss resignation

Government of Sudan

Sudan Liberation Movement/Sudan Liberation Army

United Nations on gravity of Darfur crisis

African Union

US State Department on Sudan

BBC article on Darfur accord

CNN on Rumsfeld-McGovern confrontation



Warren Olney