The article about the situation in Congo reveals the alarming truth about Rwanda's exploitation of eastern Congo's natural resources and the unspeakable
sexual violence being committed against Congo's women. The Times was right to focus on the weak, corrupt and wholly ineffective Congolese government and on neighboring Rwanda and Uganda as the primary perpetrators in eastern Congo.
What is not mentioned is the contributing role that the United States has played in the region. We have poured billions of dollars into Rwanda since its 1994 genocide, have helped to make Rwanda the darling of the West and have led the chorus touting Rwanda as the poster child for the new, post-conflict Africa.