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May 2, 2010

Carter Center's wimpy comments on Sudan's sham election

Sudanese war criminal Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum is celebrating his presidential 'win'. As the entire world knows, he has retained his seat of power though an election process that was completely fraudulent, with rampant intimidation, vote rigging, manipulation of the census, bribing of tribal leaders and ultimately the boycotting of Al-Bashir's chief opposition parties. The 2.7 million displaced Darfuris living in refugee camps were unable or unwilling to vote at all.
Mr. Bashir threatened to oust the international election observers, saying, "if they interfere in our affairs, we will cut their fingers off, put them under our shoes and throw them out".

Could the image of a pile of bloody fingers be the reason both the European Union and Carter Center observers declared that the elections "fall short of meeting international standards" , but did not openly condemn the sham election? The observers had the opportunity and moral obligation to speak out on behalf of those in Darfur and other parts of Sudan whose voices are not being heard.The Carter Center should go spine shopping.
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