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Academics Petition to Have Public Service Award Taken Away from Condoleezza Rice

Academics Petition to Have Public Service Award Taken Away from Condoleezza Rice

“participated in creating a rationale for the illegal invasion of Iraq”

If Rice was a Democrat, this would be labeled as racism, but she’s a Republican who worked in the Bush administration so it’s OK.

The College Fix reports:

Academics demand public service award be taken away from Condi Rice

Numerous political scientists have signed on to a petition urging the American Political Science Association to rescind an award given to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The former secretary of state, currently a professor at Stanford University, was recently granted the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for public service. The prize is given to one who “exemplifies the contributions that political scientists can make to public as well as academic life,” according to the announcement.

But the petition created by Amherst College’s Thomas L. Dumm and Jodi Dean of Hobart and William Smith Colleges points to Rice’s tenure during the George W. Bush administration, specifically her role in the 2003 Iraq invasion and associated policies:

By giving the 2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Award to Condeleeza Rice the APSA has honored a person who actively participated in creating a rationale for the illegal invasion of Iraq, participated in and defended the creation of policies of rendition and torture against foreign nationals, supported the creation of a concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay, and aided and abetted the deliberate and systematic lies that were told to the American public to encourage their support for the invasion of Iraq, which, from its inception and to this day, has had catastrophic consequences for the world.


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I would say they’ve gone nuts, but that bus pulled out of the station a long time ago.

SeekingRationalThought | August 31, 2018 at 10:57 pm

Thomas L. Dumm? Really? Is this an Onion story?

Am I shocked that a group of small-minded individuals who could not do the job of SecState even in the best of times are so jealous of Condoleeza Rice that they are willing to make total idiots of themselves?

Not really.

I am fairly impressed at their ability to declare their idiocy so loudly. That list of signatures could be titled “People who no rational, thinking politician would allow within a hundred yards of their campaign, paid or volunteer.”

I wonder what Conservatives are doing with their discretionary cash now that it is no longer being donated to the alma mater.