Rice’s Role in Iraq Invasion Returns to Bite Her

Donald Sterling utters racial comments to his girlfriend and is shamed and punished.  Why is it that those whose actions are far more heinous — Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger– are feted and lionized?

Not so much at Rutgers, where students took to the halls to protest an invitation and $35,000 fee to Condoleezza Rice for a graduation speech, forcing her to withdraw.

Students sit in @ President Barchis office to protest invitation to Rice

Students sit in @ President Barchis office to protest invitation to Rice

Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and adviser to President George W. Bush, has withdrawn her decision to deliver the commencement address at Rutgers University on May 18 because of protests from students and teaching staff objecting to her role in the Iraq War.

“No honors for war criminals,” “War criminals out” and “RU 4 Humanity?”

After the protests began, university officials declined to withdraw the invitation to Rice, who is now a professor of political science at Stanford University. Rutgers officials had defended the decision to invite Rice and pay her a $35,000 speaking fee, saying the university is a place of debate. WaPo

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Racism and homophobia have been rolled back significantly in recent years.  War mongering, not so much.  Let the education go on….

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