Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Obama, America Step Up Against Genocide

From your ABC7:
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed an amendment sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez that provides $60 million to fund a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Darfur region of Sudan. The amendment, which was co-sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama, is part of a huge bill to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and hurricane relief on the Gulf Coast. President Bush has promised to veto the bill if it exceeds $94.5 billion. The bill is already close to $109 billion.

Obama, D-Ill., said the amendment sends a message to other countries to join the United States in efforts to end the genocide in Darfur.

"This sends a signal to the U.N. that we are prepared to do our fair share," Obama said.

Have I said I want that man to be president lately?

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