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|October 4, 2008|
Addressing Biden, the debate moderator, Gwen Ifill said, "you argued for intervention in Bosnia and Kosovo, initially in Iraq and Pakistan and now in Darfur, putting U.S. troops on the ground. Boots on the ground – is this something the American public has the stomach for?"
Biden replied "I don’t have the stomach for genocide when it comes to Darfur," he said. "We can now impose a no-fly zone. It’s within our capacity. We can lead NATO if we’re willing to take a hard stand. We can, I’ve been in those camps in Chad. I’ve seen the suffering, thousands and tens of thousands have died and are dying. We should rally the world to act and demonstrate it by our own movement to provide the helicopters to get the 21,000 forces of the African Union in there now to stop this genocide."
Palin said, "as far as Darfur, we can agree on that also, the support of the no-fly zone, making sure that all options are on the table there also. America is in a position to help. "
Both presidential candidates, Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama have also expressed their commitment to impose a no-fly zone over Darfur.