Friday, June 8, 2012

Obama knows the truth about Congo

Congolese refugees in Rwanda, May 2012. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that the number of internally displaced people (IDP) within Congo’s own borders rose from 1.7 million to more than 2 million between the end of December and the end of March and that most of this increase is in the two eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, neighboring Uganda and Rwanda. – Photo: A. Bronee, UNHCR

As president of the United States and commander-in-chief, Obama could begin to build consensus for peace and justice in Congo, the heart of Africa, simply by speaking the truth in his own legislation. It’s unlikely that he will because it would shock and alarm his handlers and funders, like so many things that Obama’s former or current supporters have imagined he could do. But the text of the legislation stands on its own, with Sen. Obama’s name on it. It includes essential elements of the truth in 11 years of U.N. investigations referred to in this KPFA Evening News report.

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