For the past two years, as Special Envoy to Sudan, Air Force Major General (ret.) Scott Gration has repeatedly made serious errors of judgment, spoken inaccurately about a range of issues, and has alienated the political leadership in South Sudan, along with civil society, rebel leaders and the humanitarian aid community working in Darfur.
Recently, we spoke with two Darfuris living in refugee camps in eastern Chad and asked them “Was Scott Gration good for the Darfur peace process?” Here is what they told us:
The Obama administration has nominated Scott Gration to be the U.S. ambassador to Kenya. Such a post would give him an important role in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts and would impact a range of African countries. General Gration’s missteps, miscalculations, and disingenuousness during his tenure in Sudan, which are fully outlined in a recent article by Sudan expert Eric Reeves, make him unfit to be ambassador to Kenya.
Last Chance Urgent Action
Ask Senators to Oppose his Nomination
1. Senator Coons from Delaware will chair the hearing. Contact him today:
@Chris Coons, please listen to Darfuris and their opinion on Scott Gration’s impact on the Darfur peace process when considering Gration’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya. Please oppose his confirmation to such an important position. http://bit.ly/bZ0KpV
2. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member:
3. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman: