Blind Eye?

'Sudan's Genocide Is Over'

Is the genocide in Darfur finally over? The Washington Post reports that on Wednesday, the special envoy to Sudan, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. J. Scott Gration said that the Sudanese government had stopped its "coordinated" mass murder campaign in Darfur. "What we see is the remnants of genocide," Gration said. But not everyone agrees. As recently as two days ago, Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., accused the Sudanese government of genocide, and human rights groups have criticized Gration as turning a blind eye to abuses. Gration and Rice's remarks expose a rift in leadership on Sudan as the administration seeks to review its policy in the region.