Following are excerpts from an interview with Mahjub Hussein, spokesman of the Sudan Liberation Movement, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on January 6, 2008:
Interviewer: You say that you want to change the regime. Will you cooperate with some of Sudan's neighbors, like Chad, which is also accused of supporting the movements in Darfur?
Mahjub Hussein: My answer has two parts. I believe that this is procrastination on the part of the Sudanese government, and that these are false claims. Chad has [not] supported the Sudan Liberation Movement. If our neighboring countries, like Libya, Eritrea, and others, had supported us, we would have changed the regime overnight. Let me emphasize once again that no country supports us. We get our supplies from the booty we take from the Sudanese government. The Sudanese army is cowardly. It never fights – only surrenders.
This army has lost its political compass and goal. Who is it fighting, and why? What are they dying for? This is a central question. Are they dying for the sake of a political gang in Khartoum, which is hiding underground, making all kinds of plans against the Sudanese people? This is the kind of hollow reasoning that we have abandoned long ago. Our political goal is to change the regime, and we will seek to liberate Khartoum. Just like Al-Mahdi and Al-Taashi before, we will seek to liberate Khartoum from that gang, which has distorted the history of the people.