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McCain Wins Over Sudan Opponent

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A major breakthrough in the ongoing battle to get investors to pull out of Sudan in response to the genocidal attacks in Sudan occurred yesterday when it was announced that Cindy McCain sold off more than $2 million in mutual funds whose holdings include companies that do business in the African nation.

The surprise announcement was greeted as a triumph for the McCain camp as Cindy has been a very private person financially refusing to even disclose her tax returns and represents a victory for McCain’s brand of reasoned diplomacy. Those have been sold as of today,” said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers. Both funds have holdings in Oil & Natural Gas Corp., an India-based company that does business in Sudan. The American Funds Capital World Growth & Income Fund also has holdings in Petrochina, a Chinese government-owned oil company with vast investments in Sudan

McCain has been one of the leaders in the fight to make Sudan accountable for its actions in Darfur. 

Last year, in a speech on energy policy to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, McCain cited China’s investments in Sudan as an example of regimes that survive off free-flowing petro dollars.

“The politics of oil impede the global progress of our values, and restrains governments from acting on the most basic impulses of human decency,” he said. “There is only one reason China has opposed sanctions to pressure Sudan to stop the killing in Darfur: China needs Sudan’s oil.”

This triumph demonstrates that while Obama may talk a good game, the best hope for real change is the clear spoken diplomacy favored by McCain. He will challenge any opponent and won’t back down to any foe–even his own wife.

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Written by thatsrightnate

May 15, 2008 at 5:15 am

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