New Jersey — You would think that any University would be honored to welcome an articulate black lady who held the United States Secretary of State position for 4 years. But some Rutgers University faculty and students are whining that their graduation speaker was set by school administrators to be Condoleezza Rice. A resolution filed by both faculty and students called for the school administration to rescind Dr. Rice’s invitation.
Republican Assemblywoman, Mary Pat Angelini called the protest “appalling and an embarrassment to our state…”
“This is nothing more than a political firestorm fueled by their hatred of an opposing ideology, and President George W. Bush in particular. Dr. Rice and the people of New Jersey deserve better.” Mary Pat Angelini
Fox news reported that the “resolution said Rutgers should not honor Rice because of her role in the war in Iraq and the Bush administration’s policy of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” such as waterboarding, the report said. “Condoleezza Rice … played a prominent role in the administration’s effort to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction.”
A local newspaper, the Daily Targum, did an op-ed that stated, “Do the positive aspects of her personal accomplishments really outweigh the destruction of war she contributed to during her political career? She was a major proponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which has been arguably the worst and most destructive decision in the history of U.S. foreign policy.”
Who’s more destructive- Obama or Bush?
If you want to talk about destructive decisions, let’s have a go at the current administration…
While Dr. Rice is far from perfect in the things she on which advised President Bush while in office, the fact that she is an accomplished diplomat and speaker should not be lost on these liberal students and faculty. When she spoke at her own Alma Mater, Stanford University in 2006, some students turned their backs on her while she was speaking. Liberals apparently are taught rudeness in their penchant to be smarter than everyone else.
Thus far, the administration of Rutgers is standing by their decision to bring in Condoleezza Rice as the commencement speaker. She is to be paid $35,000 and receive an honorary doctorate degree.