Bush reluctant to use the G-word around Sudan

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Bush reluctant to use the G-word around Sudan
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"Protesters gathered again in Washington last week outside the Sudanese Embassy to demand U.N. military intervention aimed at 'ending the genocide of Sudan's African people.' ... What's in a name? Plenty, when the topic is genocide. Applying the term to Darfur would give the Bush administration little choice but to put the matter before the U.N. Security Council, and would probably mean sending in U.N. troops... But in recent weeks the Bush administration has crept to the very edge of using the word to describe Darfur. Both Secretary of State Colin Powell and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan flew in last week to give the Sudanese government one last chance to stop the killing. 'What we are seeing is a disaster, a catastrophe,' Powell told reporters in Khartoum. 'We can find the right label for it later.'"

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