We must keep in mind that while posthumous justice for the victims of genocide is an important consideration, the most critical imperative has been the prevention of future carnages. One need only look at Darfur to realize that this goal is far from accomplished.
Here in Karama, the Tubeho Association, which consists of 76 women and 34 men all afflicted with HIV, decided on honey as not only a logical high-return commodity indigenous to the fertile hills of Southeast Rwanda.
McConnell took it upon himself to critique the work of Gourevitch, one of the first to reconstruct the events of the Rwandan genocide. What has emerged is a tired piece, constructed more from the confines of an armchair than observations from the field.
Due to Rwanda's economic progress, some of which is unfortunately derived from Congolese minerals and "supply side economics," human rights abuses are mere inconveniences to those strictly focused on economic growth.
Erlinder may hold political opinions at the fringes of the debate. However, to see this man consigned to unlawful imprisonment by the lowest elements of the Kagame sycophants because of his political views is a grave disappointment.
Rwanda can move forward by giving everyone something to lose: people with some wealth and opportunity (and more and more Rwandans have both of these things) are less likely to turn to the politics of hate.