The White House has released a press sheet on the "Darfur Agreement: A Step Toward Peace" detailing the President's actions. After a brief history of the situation, the White House jumps right into the two-pronged attack. First, America and other nations must act to prevent a humanitarian emergency. This includes a request for $225 million in food aid from Congress and the immediate shipment of five shiploads of food for people in Sudan. Second, America and other nations must work quickly to increase security on the ground in Darfur. That includes working with NATO and the UN to support the AU.
The White House also notes that "In a recent audiotape, Osama Bin Laden attacked American efforts in Sudan and urged his followers to kill international peacekeepers in Darfur. While the terrorists are attempting to exploit the misery of fellow Muslims and encourage more death, America and other responsible nations are fighting misery and helping a desperate region come back to life. The contrast could not be clearer."