South Sudan's instant of Promise

Today, South Sudan became the world’s latest nation. Several months ago West Wing Week took you behind the scenes of the referendum that led to today’s celebration of an self-determining South Sudan. We traveled to all parts of the country with the President’s Special Envoy, General Scott Gration. We went behind the scenes at polling stations from Juba to Khartoum, met some of the international community who helped to make sure the vote was fair and peaceful, and traveled to Darfur to inspect conditions and learn about the commitment of the United States to peace in this region after decades of civil war.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the video.

Earlier today President Obama sent an email to organizations and persons in the United States and in Sudan who worked along the South Sudanese people to make this day probable. You can read the email below and check out the President's statement on credit of South Sudan.