Wednesday, November 13, 2013

An Interesting Candidate for a College President....

From the Associated Press on 8 November 2013, an article that rather irritated me:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aide to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she was approached by a firm helping Penn State look for a new president but she was not interested, a newspaper reported Friday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer ( said Rice's chief of staff, Georgia Godfrey, confirmed the overture.
"We received a request about this position through a search firm," Godfrey told the Inquirer. "Our office declined on her behalf since she intends to remain at Stanford. Penn State is a fine institution and Dr. Rice wishes the search committee the very best."

Now, I am admittedly a lefty, undoubtedly a far-lefty, but here we have a person who in her role as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State for President George W. Bush, was an avid cheerleader for the war in Iraq.

You know, the war that Bush and company deliberately started for no other reason than they could.  These guys--and Rice--felt it was important to use the cover story of WMD just to kick some middle east butt and to flex our muscles in the region and the world.

Well, that turned out pretty well.

So, far from being what she should be--a disgraced member of society with no credibility on the national stage--for some inexplicable reason Condoleezza Rice remains one of the Very Serious People, a distinguished elder stateswomen of her generation.  One who gets offered college presidencies. 

Penn State should be ashamed.  Why anyone treats her as a knowledgeable public figure rather than a war criminal boggles my mind.  She and the rest of her cronies should be emptying bedpans in Veterans Administration hospitals for the rest of her life. 


  1. IMHO Condi should be sitting in prison for the rest of her life.

  2. Never mind Penn State. What about the U.S. Justice Department? What about the White House? They've had five years to indict Rice, Rumsfeld, Bush, and Cheney for crimes against humanity and various other offenses.

    While we're at it, what's wrong with all those millions who voted for another four years of Obama, knowing full well that he was letting those genocidal technocrats off the hook, and even extending some of their most egregious programs?

    1. Not to mention Gitmo closing, NSA, FISA, Permanent status to the PATRIOT act, etc...
      I voted for Obama with open eyes - knowing that his agenda was better than Romney's, but not in line with anything resembling progressive values and the good of the American people.
      Not much of a choice. I guess that populist candidates don't get the kind of money needed to make a run on any national office.

  3. What's with Condi Rice not being treated like a war criminal?
    As well as Kissinger, Bush 1 and 2, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al.
    If we want to take our country back they must be sent to The Hague and tried for War Crimes, Torture, Murder etc. As long as the Dems are gutless and the citizens are ignorant were toast!

  4. I am sure when the Repubs get back in power they will bring War Crimes charges against the whole lot of them. Or maybe not.

    1. I can see them wanting to bring president Obama up on war crimes ,peace crimes misdmeiners felonies and anyother elonies they can figure worked out so well for them when they went after bill clinton