My hopes are high that 2007 will be the year that the genocide in Darfur came to an end.
While reality suggests this is a very long shot, I was happy to see the headline this morning that there is new energy from the US in terms of helping bring peace to Darfur.
This envoy is led by Bill Richardson. Mr. Richardson does have presidential ambitions, and it is only natural to questions anyone's actions when they have motives like this waiting in the wings. However, brokering peace in Darfur, while admirable, is not something most Americans are begging for, like lower gas prices or interest rates. Therefore, I wish the governor all the best. He has the experience and the ideas to perhaps make this think work.
So, as we're all making resolutions and hoping for the best year ever, let's hope that this is the year Darfur takes a giant step towards healing.