Condoleezza Rice defends Bush torture policy

This April 2009 video from the USA is called Rice: Bush Authorized Torture.

Inspiration: Condoleezza Rice Defends Bush Torture Policy Again, To Grade School Student.

A Justice Department draft report produced under Bush opposing criminal prosecution of government lawyers who justified torture has been embraced by the Obama administration: here.

A memo released Wednesday lists 40 secret briefings for members of Congress on the use of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”—in plain words, torture. Republicans have used the memo to indict Democrats for complicity in these criminal practices: here.

Rutgers historian Rudy Bell leads protest against Condoleezza Rice speaking at commencement: here.

Campus Activists Shut Down Condoleezza Rice Speech At Rutgers: here.

Last Saturday, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that she would not deliver the May 18 commencement speech to the Rutgers University graduating class of 2014. For months, students and faculty at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, had mounted a protest campaign against Rice’s invitation to be commencement speaker: here.

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  1. Group Demands Stanford Cut Ties With Condi


    Updated 1:42 PM CDT, Mon, May 4, 2009

    A group of Stanford alumni who took a stand against the Vietnam War 40 years ago met up at their Alma Mater over the weekend and in true style, protested.

    Intern Grills Condi Rice Over Torture
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    Finger-wagging former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice schools an intern for a political journal who questioned her at Stanford about the Bush administration’s…

    Members of the April 3rd Movement marked their anniversary at Stanford University Sunday by calling for the school to sever its ties with Condoleezza Rice.

    The upset group nailed a petition to the door of the president’s office demanding that the former Bush administration Secretary of State and National Security Advisor be held accountable for what they say are serious violations of the law, including the approval of torture and misleading the country by going into the Iraq war.

    National Lawyers Guild President Marjorie Cohn and leader of the April 3rd Movement was at the demonstration.

    “To have a professor as a tenured professor in the political science department of Stanford University who told lies to get us into an illegal war and who authorized torture, which is a war crime and violates our law,” Cohn said, “she has no place in the political science department at Stanford.”

    Pictures on the IndyBay Web site show the Raging Grannies at the demonstration and a person wearing an orange jumpsuit and a black hood, reminiscent of the images from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

    Last week, Rice’s appearance at the university made international headlines because of a confrontation between her and an intern for a political journal who challenged the Rice over the Bush’s administration of enhanced interrogation.

    The video, shot by Stanford student Reyna Garcia, was posted on YouTube and has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

    In the 6-minute exchange, Rice tells the student that waterboarding was legal because it was authorized by the president.

    From 1993-1999, Rice was Stanford’s provost. She is also a tenured professor of political science at the university. She is returning to the university’s Hoover Institution as a senior fellow on public policy.


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