In searching around for the full version of Gration’s remarks at the Zam Zam camp, I was struck by the fact that they were not available anywhere on a U.S. government website. I am sure General Gration is still pulling together his team, but he will clearly need a good, if small, communications team. The more Gration can put out his own narrative – directly and in real time – the better served he will be. Maybe Reuters and others got his comments right, maybe they got them wrong, but this is no time to do things off the cuff. Any such statements should be sent out as an official release, and they should also be directly translated into Arabic for release both in Sudan and elsewhere.