Rutgers University Faculty Blasts Selection of Condoleezza Rice as Commencement Speaker

condoleezza rice Rutgers University Faculty Blasts Selection of Condoleezza Rice as Commencement Speaker

Rutgers University Faculty Denounce Selection of Condoleezza Rice as Commencement Speaker

Rutgers University New Brunswick Faculty Council is throwing Condoleezza Rice under a bus. They approved a resolution urging the university’s Board of Governors to rescind its invitation for Rice to speak at the commencement.

According to the Star Ledger, the Board of Governors had voted last month to award a honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Condoleezza Rice. She will be paid $35,000 for delivering the commencement address.

So, why do they want her out? The faculty council cited her war record and her misleading the public about the Iraq war during her tenure in the George W. Bush Administration.

“Condoleezza Rice … played a prominent role in (the Bush) administration’s effort to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction,” according to the resolution. And she “at the very least condoned the Bush administration’s policy of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ such as waterboarding,” it said.

“A Commencement speaker… should embody moral authority and exemplary citizenship,” it continued, and “an honorary Doctor of Laws degree should not honor someone who participated in a political effort to circumvent the law.” Source: Star-Ledger

Fox News’ Juan Williams is asking why do liberals hate black conservatives so much. Do they really?

The following two tabs change content below.
 Rutgers University Faculty Blasts Selection of Condoleezza Rice as Commencement Speaker
The HinterlandGazetteStaff brings you breaking news as it happens.
  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    A “Just The Facts Ma’am” Report BECAUSE if Hinterland Gazette were to explore the record of war making and lying – it would inevitably cause them review their own coverage about Obama Drone killings which did not trigger the same protests.