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Not that it’s surprising, but the three remaining presidential candidates today made sure they won’t let political differences divide them on what to do about Darfur.

 

 

The three issued a joint statement, also run as an ad in the New York Times today, saying they hold a united position on ending what they all agreed was “genocide” in the Darfur region of Sudan.

 

 

The three don’t talk specifics, which is probably good since John McCain and Barack Obama are in the middle of a tussle right now over the proper way to negotiate with rogue nations. And one key lever the U.S. has is its relationship with China, which is influential with the Sudanese government — but which is likely to be another sticking point between the candidates.

 

 

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<p><em>&mdash; <a href=”mailto:sdinan@washingtontimes.com”>Stephen Dinan</a>, national political reporter, The Washington Times</em></p>

 

 

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