Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton Unite Against Darfur Genocide

This past week an event took place that has not happened since the days of World War II when each of the candidates joined in a letter in 1944 stating they would end the war.  Each of the presidential candidates this year signed onto a joint letter stating if they were elected they would fight the evil that is taking place in Darfur. That evil is named genocide.

The matter is one that I feel passionately about, and know that President Bush and much of the world has sadly dropped the ball on this matter.  But there seems to be growing awareness that the Sudanese government must not be allowed to continue their horrible policies.

“Today, we wish to make clear to the Sudanese government that on this moral issue of tremendous importance, there is no divide between us,” declared a joint statement to be released on Wednesday by the Save Darfur Coalition on behalf of Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama. “If peace and security for the people of Sudan are not in place when one of us is inaugurated as president on Jan. 20, 2009, we pledge that the next administration will pursue these goals with unstinting resolve.”


At least 200,000 people have been killed there since the Arab-dominated government of Sudan unleashed tribal militias known as the janjaweed on non-Arab rebel groups and civilians. The Sudanese government says that the death toll in Darfur has been exaggerated and denies that the killing there amounts to genocide, as President Bush has said.

The president of the Save Darfur Coalition, Jerry Fowler, said the joint statement from the presidential candidates should serve as a warning to Mr. Bashir’s government. “The tangible piece will be on Jan. 20, 2009,” Mr. Fowler said, “when whichever one of these candidates wins the presidency and makes Darfur a Day 1 issue.”

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One thought on “Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton Unite Against Darfur Genocide

  1. Dear U.S. presidential candidates Democrat Barack Obama, and Republican John McCain, and Senator Hilary Clinton,

    O Champions of Change,

    It is wonderful to see you united for healing the blight of disunity, discriminations, and divisions. I have written to you about local and global unity.

    The time has come not only bring change to America but also to the world. The time has come not only build a permanent foundation for unity in America but also in the world. World Unity is a journey for gradual elimination of terrorisms and extremisms toward an enduring World Peace. The time has come that you together take the first step toward an era of unity and proclaim September 11 not only as U.S. Unity Day but also as World Unity Day to honor all innocent people around the world who have died for the cause of freedom and peace.


    Hooshmand Kalayeh

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