Obama Sudan Envoy Declares End to Genocide
11:37 AM, Jun 18, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The Washington Post reports that President Obama's envoy to Sudan has declared an end to the genocide:
Gration was always an odd choice for this job. He was a close Obama adviser but managed to avoid any real media scrutiny during the campaign. He said some crackpot things before the election, but no one much cared, and he grew up in Africa, which may explain how he was able to suddenly, after more than five years, end the genocide in Sudan. Or is it maybe possible that Susan Rice hasn't changed her view in the last two days and still believes that genocide is taking place? And what of Samantha Power? Is she comfortable crossing genocide in Sudan off the list of problems this administration is worried about?
It was only a little over a year ago that Clinton, McCain, and Obama joined together to issue a joint statement on Sudan declaring that they stood "united and demand that the genocide and violence in Darfur be brought to an end." Will McCain and Clinton congratulate Obama on achieving that goal in less than 150 days and without so much as a statement or a Security Council resolution? Or, as Jim Geraghty says, do all Obama's promises come with an expiration date?