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In hopes of raising awareness about the reality of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, Sam writes every Monday about a key issue in an attempt to stop the atrocity. Doing so may not bring about a wave of change, but it is a small ripple that represents the tide that needs turning.

It was announced today that Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick is resigning his post. With a cushy Goldman Sachs job waiting for him, and having accomplished his goals of getting Condi off to a great start, he leaves his post after just 16 months on the job.

This is a bit saddening to me because Zoellick had been to Sudan and was an outspoken advocate on bringing an end to the genocide in Darfur. He helped being a fair amount of focus to several international issues so that the White House at least knew about what was going on in the rest of the world.

Even though the Washington Post article quotes Zoellick as saying that the Darfur situation has reached a 'certain plateau' with the signing of the peace accord, there is still much work to be done in that area, the rest of Africa, and the rest of the world. The end of the article mentions a few front-runners to be Zoellick's replacement, but I want to officially throw my hat into the ring.

I know that the position is appointed, and not voted, so go ahead and write the President and tell him to consider me. I can get you a resume if you want to attach that to your email.