Letter: Blame for Darfur

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Sir: in reading Anne Penketh's excellent article on the atrocities of genocide, I am beset by three very severe frustrations. First, as Ms Penketh notes, the international response to these atrocities moves with the speed of a snail running through cold molasses. Second, there is no real-time accountability within the UN that would inspire its members to proceed with alacrity.

The third and deepest frustration is how to enable such accountability within the current structure of the UN. We need the UN, but we need it to be a much more responsive and responsible international body that can intervene legally and quickly before there are more Holocausts, Rwandas, or Darfurs.

WADDELL ROBEY

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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