January 3, 2012

U.S. Sudan Policy Is “Killing Us”

Filed under Media & Press

A Huffington Post blog by Act for Sudan Co-founder, Susan Morgan:

“Sometimes I just wonder if the president and men and women around him are made of stone. Or if they have lost that moral compass inside their hearts,” Mohamed wrote. “There will be NO peace with al-Bashir and his regime in power.”

While the United States has recently condoned the ouster of brutal dictators in Libya and Syria, and supported opposition groups in those countries, it has adamantly refused to take sides in Sudan. Recently, the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman gave an interview to the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, where the special envoy said the following:

“Frankly, we do not want to see the ouster of the [Sudanese] regime, nor regime change. We want to see the regime carrying out reform via constitutional democratic measures.”

However, with a decades long track record of genocide, any cursory review of the facts makes abundantly clear that Sudan’s regime has no intention of reforming itself by democratic measures. Sudan’s dubious track record also includes innumerable broken commitments made at countless negotiating tables.

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