[Marxism] Democrats' Love Fest with Negroponte

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Tue May 4 08:51:23 MDT 2004


As the scandal of torture at Abu Ghraib unfolded, "on Thursday, the 
Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination of John D. 
Negroponte as the first U.S. ambassador to post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. 
Negroponte is expected to be confirmed by the Senate next week" 
("Crucial Bush Envoy Quits for Job at NYSE," Los Angeles Times April 
30, 2004). What is more scandalous than the confirmation of the real 
master of torturers as US "ambassador" to Iraq, who will head "the 
largest US embassy in the world, with more than 3,000 employees and 
over 500 CIA officers" ("Dems Ignore Negroponte's Death Squad Past, 
Look to Confirm Iraq Appointment," Democracy Now! April 28, 2004) is 
the Democrats' failure to even raise the question of Negroponte's 
abysmal human rights record in the Senate . . . .  More on the 
subject at 
<http://montages.blogspot.com/2004_05_01_montages_archive.html#108368164629152929>.
-- 
Yoshie

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