Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Edwards Visits Uganda
Over the weekend former North Carolina Senator John Edwards visited Uganda. Edwards went to examine the humanitarian needs of the region. An excerpt from Newsweek read, "Edwards said the most haunting moment of his visit was the desperate look he saw in the eyes of an 8-year-old orphan girl he met under a mango tree. Rebel fighters had killed her parents, and she'd been adopted by a local family. Like nearly 2 million others, they fled their homes to escape the fighting and live in a camp where getting food, water and other basic needs is a daily struggle." Too bad that Barack Obama stole the show with his visit to Africa a couple of weeks ago. At least Edwards paid his respects to the African continent, now he can actually concentrate his efforts on real problems, like winning his homestate.