Heard NPR story on Congo. What separates the US from places like Congo? The rebel groups are fighting each other, dying everywhere, no food, military out of control.

We don’t (in general) have to hunt for our next meal. That helps. But the big difference is hope. I think the current US administration is a bunch of war criminals, but in 2008, King George II will be history and we can pick up the pieces. In places like Darfur and Congo, they have been fighting since independence with others and each other. Hard to see anything positive. So why not fight and try to get a piece of the action?

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