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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Daydream believer 

"I think the Resolution is very clear that if they do not perform there will be consequences. I think the Government of Sudan has got the message loud and clear. And you can tell by their reaction."

-- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, August 3rd.

Is this the reaction he's talking about?

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- More than 100,000 people marched through Sudan's capital Wednesday in a state-orchestrated rally opposing a U.N. Security Council deadline for the government to disarm Arab militias blamed for killing thousands of people in western Darfur province.

Demonstrators also presented a memorandum to the U.N. envoy in Sudan demanding that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan apologize for "misleading" people on the nature of the situation in Darfur, which the world body has described as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
It gets worse. Annan's own representative Francis Deng stated, on the same day as Annan's remarks:

"Contrary to official statements about improvement of the security situation and the voluntary return of the displaced, I found a situation of persistent insecurity and human rights violations as the paramount concern of the displaced."
I think Kofi Annan has dedicated his life to not offending anyone. No matter how evil they are, we wouldn't want them to get upset!
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