Wednesday, October 03, 2007

You don't have the power to stop me! I'll tell President Bashir about this!

The title of the story is "Jimmy Carter faces down Darfur officials":
"You can't go. It's not on the program!" the local security chief, who only gave his first name as Omar, yelled at Carter, who is in Darfur as part of a delegation of respected international figures known as "The Elders."

"We're going to anyway!" an angry Carter retorted as a crowd began to gather. "You don't have the power to stop me."
Apparently the former US president and current "Elder" was incorrect about this:
U.N. officials told Carter's entourage the Sudanese state police could bar his way. Carter's traveling companions, billionaire businessman Richard Branson and Graca Machel, the wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, tried to ease his frustration and his Secret Service detail urged him to get into a car and leave.

"I'll tell President Bashir about this," Carter said, referring to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Jimmy Carter faces down Darfur officials - Yahoo! News

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