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  •  Reaaalllyyy (2+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, Vote4Obamain2012

    You want to accuse Rice of genocide....and yes, you really are not well read on Rwanda...perhaps before you accept that the US ambassador to the UN played a role in genocide, you might want to read up on it a bit.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:20:04 PM PST

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    •  I did NOT accuse Rice of genocide (9+ / 0-)

      I said she played a role in genocide.

      The diary repeats two different people who ARE well read on Rwanda, and THEY assert that Rice lobbied to not call Rwanda a genocide.  From what I understand, the Rwanda genocide went on in the face of massive indifference - indifference which Rice was lobbying for.

      I haven't seen anyone yet say this is wrong, or that's not how it went down.  The long article published in the Atlantic which I skimmed also supports this account.

      If you've got anything that says otherwise, please, say so.

      •  I think Bill Clinton would agree (6+ / 0-)

        he called the Clinton administration to the Rywanda genocide the single biggest mistake of his presidency.

        I've heard Rice characterize it similarly

        Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

        by Mindful Nature on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 06:11:11 PM PST

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        •  Except, she is still (2+ / 0-)
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          robkallopednews, shaharazade

          actively involved in covering it up as soon as a week ago. I have a long comment below. I don't want any one in positions of power who are covering up for killings anywhere in the world. We have had enough of that on this planet.

          The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

          by GustavMahler on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:05:13 PM PST

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