President Bush ordered new U.S. economic sanctions Tuesday to pressure Sudan’s government to halt the bloodshed in Darfur that the administration has condemned as genocide.

“I promise this to the people of Darfur: the United States will not avert our eyes from a crisis that challenges the conscience of the world,” the president said.

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Save Darfur Coalition director David Rubenstein commented that he was happy this was happening but worried that it might be a little late, and not enough.

It seems as if everyone kept saying they didn’t do anything because they were waiting for diplomacy. 4 years and 200,000+ dead later I think it’s time for action.

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