JWW’s Director of Advocacy and Programs Mike Brand wrote in The Hill today about President Obama’s decision to lift sanctions and open up trade with Sudan; a regime that has continually committed genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity against its own people.
“As a senator, Barack Obama was a staunch advocate for bringing an end to the genocide in Darfur. In 2006, Sen. Obama spoke at the Save Darfur Rally to Stop Genocide. He said, “Today we know what is right and what is wrong. The slaughter of innocents is wrong. Two million people driven from their homes is wrong. Women gang raped while gathering firewood is wrong. Silence, acquiescence, paralysis in the face of genocide is wrong.”
Mr. President, lifting sanctions and opening up trade with a genocidal regime is wrong.“