South Sudan knows who supported them

And it wasn’t Barack Obama.

That hat? A gift from George W. The man wearing the hat? South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, who wore the hat at he signed the interim Constitution.

Proudly wearing the black cowboy hat given to him by President Bush, South Sudan’s new president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, couldn’t have made a stronger statement about who made his country’s independence possible after 50 years of warfare.

“It was George Bush and the Christian fundamentalists who heard the cry of South Sudan,” affirmed a South Sudanese man quoted by the Los Angeles Times.

But to hear the White House — in its official recognition of the new republic, as well as on the White House blog and in an op-ed published earlier this year, President Bush had nothing to do with this.

What did Obambi have to say ?

It is also a tribute to the support that has been shown for Sudan and South Sudan by so many friends and partners around the world. Sudan’s African neighbors and the African Union played an essential part in making this day a reality. And along with our many international and civil society partners, the United States has been proud to play a leadership role across two Administrations.

Well, gee. It’s right there. The recognition. He says “two administrations.”

He also sent out email congratulating those who worked toward this end. I wonder if George W got that email?

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5 Comments on “South Sudan knows who supported them”

  1. I doubt George is sitting by the computer waiting for it. I’m guessing that he’s probably at the airport, greeting returning troops.

  2. Car in Says:

    I don’t think i can fully express how happy it makes me that Kiir is wearing that hat.

    Coolest. Thing. Ever.

  3. Jay in Ames Says:

    That is a great pic, Car in. Glad you brought it to our attention.


  4. lauraw Says:


  5. Car in Says:

    /signs Lauraw up for BiW’s newsletter

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