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I very much welcome the work the UN has been doing with the Responsibility to Protect Declaration signed last year. The question that people standing in the Airdrie bus queue ask when they see what is happening in Darfur and elsewhere on their TV is not why is the West trying to help these people. The question is why we aren't doing more?

- Secretary of State for Defence John Reid

To read his speech visit the link below or click here for the PDF.
http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/DefencePolicyAndBusiness/ReidAddressesRusiOn20thcenturyRules21stcenturyConflict.htm
UK_SecretaryofState_Speech_Apr_2006.pdf