Witch Hunts...No, Really!

Are there still witch hunts in the world? I mean real witch hunts--hunting for witches to root out evil in our midst. Apparently so. According to the New York Times, the President of Gambia has sent out men in red tunics to all the villages searching for witches. An unknown number of men were taken from their villages and forced to drink a foul concoction which induced hallucinations, caused vomiting, and in some cases, even death.

It is frustrating to me that one man can cause such heartache in his country, where people are not free to object to such outlandish treatment. It seems like a ploy to place blame for what is wrong with the country on its people, rather than those who caused the problems--the leaders. I am sickened.

It's time to call the witch doctor.