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Catfish and Cod
Monday, August 04, 2003
 
They've waited almost too long.
(Link path: Washington Post; the Gray Lady, free and pointless registration required)

The peacekeepers are finally arriving, and the Liberian government and rebels are withdrawing. Finally.

Taylor, under the watchful eye of diplomats and armed soldiers, is initiating his extrication process. Finally.

People are eating their last reserves and beginning to cook dogs and cats to stay alive. Finall -- what?!

Forget niceties about whose troops go first, or whether the US troops are going to come ashore or skulk in their ships. Get some Humanitarian Daily Rations there, and get them now! Else this is all an academic excercise, because everyone will starve.

This is what comes of pussyfooting about peacekeeping expeditions.