By Joe Schilp
As a Part-Time Lecturer for 5 years at Rutgers University, I was looking forward to attending my first Commencement Ceremony later this month, particularly to hear guest honoree, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But today, Secretary Rice withdrew from Commencement following a protest at Rutgers featuring 50 students. On a campus that has over 55,000 students, 50 students represents just 0.001% of the student population, and those students were between the ages of 8 and 12 during the Iraq War, about which they were protesting because Rice was a National Security Advisor during the run-up to and beginning of the war.
Clearly, these students have been coached. And clearly, they are misguided. Aside from the fact that Secretary Rice did not “lie” about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (the internet is littered with quotes from Democrat Party leaders droning on about the presence of WMD’s that were made both before and after Bush was elected president; were they lying, too?), the war resolution passed in Congress listed over a dozen reasons for authorizing war.
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Posted: May 4th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Rutgers | Tags: Condoleeza Rice, Joe Schilp, Rutgers | 3 Comments »