Sir, Katrina Manson’s article “The quest for clean hands” (Analysis, December 19) takes a short-term view of a longstanding problem. The Dodd-Frank Act is seeking to address the unfortunate, surely unintentional truth that western companies’ support is a major contributor to the ongoing violence in Congo. Ms. Manson’s article raises some meaningful critiques. However, when the need for action is so clear, when each day of delay allows for the ongoing exploitation of innocents, let us not allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good.
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