Thief, commenting over at Dean's World, said:
Every time a genocide happens, the world cries, puts on sackcloth and ashes, and wails "Never again! Never Again! Never Again!" And it ALWAYS happens again. Why? Because the people crying "never again" are the same people who refuse to accept that the only way to stop a genocide is to march up to the people committing the genocide, stick the barrel of a gun in their face, and say "Enough!"
Don't believe me? Ask a Kosovar. Or a Bosnian. Or a Cambodian. Or a Kurd. Or a Rwandan. Or a Jew. Or an Armenian. They will tell you that if human beings are so far gone that they are slaughtering whole peoples, the only way to bring the enterprise to a halt, short of allowing it to be taken to its end, is to threaten the genocidaires with the only language their crazed minds can understand: Force. If the world but had the will to meet every bullet of genocide with ten of justice, if the genocidaires had to live in the same fear of imminent death that their victims endure every say there would never be another genocide again.
When scorn and mockery is replaced by will and resolve, there will not only be an end to genocide in Darfur, but an end to ALL genocides. But as long as we try to end genocide with meaningless words and vapid consciousness-raising, Darfur will continue. And history will hold our words, our cries, and our apologies cheap. We see, and our sin remains.