July 9th, 2011
08:07 AM ET

U.S. recognizes South Sudan

The United States recognizes South Sudan as a sovereign and independent state, U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday.

"After so much struggle by the people of South Sudan, the United States of America welcomes the birth of a new nation," Obama said in a statement. "Today is a reminder that after the darkness of war, the light of a new dawn is possible. A proud flag flies over Juba and the map of the world has been redrawn."

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  1. HRH banasy

    @arnold:

    You're acting like an ass.

    July 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jake Sanders

    Obama is going reduce our family income to two bits if he stays in office. Bring back Bush!! At least he was a leader.

    July 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bush led us....

    ...right into war.

    July 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HMS Banazi

    He he

    July 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Bush didn't 'lead" US into war, he scared YOU into it. I say 'you' because I've never been afraid of anything in my life, much less thousands of "terrorists" who are supposed to invade any day now for the past ten years.

    July 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. HMS Pinafore

    Fillup!

    July 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. i ain't afraid of....

    .....no terrorists!

    July 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Foreign Terror Alert PINK. (domestic threat double-ought buck flashing lights make my day bullhorn RED RED RED...dash of orangeish yellow maybe.

    July 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    Oh sure. Not afraid of Ahkmed? Maybe if Ahmed's last name is bin Laden maybe you to be afunny of Ahkmed? How Ahkmed you think become official Al-Qaeda funny man? Humor of me? Ha ha...no, not at all. Ahkmed use family connections to get job just like yous and Jews. Salem bin Laden is my uncles's sister's nephew's brother-in-law twice removed. You should see the casting couch.

    July 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. I'm sure you've...

    ....been on the casting couch many times yourself.

    July 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ahkmed

    No. Ahkmed faithful to wife. (RIP) Some Blackwater spill all over wrong living room one day, my living room. Ahkmed come home and Ahkmed Jr. there already see mommy. You have Ahkmed confused with anything Hollywood. Even ahkmed get the creeps in N. Hollywood. A mericans are afraid of the wrong ones.

    July 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. You are really Philip.....

    .....and you garbage is getting old.

    July 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. U.S. recognizes South Sudan.....

    .....and invites him home for dinner.

    July 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Back when you folks were convinced that Iraq should be invaded as part of this ongoing "war on terror", Sudanese villagers were being gunned-down in the streets and fields by their own bush-backed government forces. Over a million fled from what the Sudan's UN rep. called "the worst human-rights violations in modern history" begging for asylum. Not one nation recognized them then, except for neighboring Chad, the poorest country of all. And they raypedz and robbed them too. But you got the guy Bush said was linked to 911(saddam) while all of this was going on! suckers

    July 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. South Sudan president

    i hope it's KFC...

    July 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
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