So, did you actually learn anything you didn't already know from the debate? It seems like they were regurgitating old arguments and nothing was really clarified ... or was it?
What a difference it would have made if someone actually involved in the conflict was on the debating panel! Mamdani and Prendergast (from my third-hand take on this debate) are merely ideologes.
And on an irrelevancy, why, oh why didn't Prendergast stand up? -100!
@tumwijuke It was a lot of punditry, that's for sure. I didn't walk away with a better sense of what's happening in Darfur or what, if anything, the international community should do about it.
And I agree: -100 for Prendergast's failure to stand.
Here's a better synopsis:
Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!
good luck!! See you!
For commentary on some of the critical issues raised at the Mamdani vs. Prendergast debate, check out: http://savedarfuraccountabilityproject.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/the-perfect-cheer-adult-supervision-revisited/
P.S. Rebekah, thanks for your fantastic coverage of the debate!