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We Failed

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We Failed

Posted by John Norris on March 25, 2009

As regular followers of this space know, I am always delighted to highlight when we as a movement get things right. I firmly believe our collective pressure helped push the administration to speed up the process of naming a Special Envoy and take an increasingly firm policy line.

But last night we failed. President Obama held a prime time press conference, and he did not get a single question about Sudan from reporters – despite the arrest warrant, despite the looming humanitarian tragedy, despite the need for clear international leadership to resolve the situation.

We need to make more noise. We need to harass more newspaper editors. We need to work on more members of Congress. We need to make our voices heard.