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Tuesday, January 18, 2005
From Dr. King to Dr. Rice
It should be a great moment - one day after celebrating the life (unfortunately on the day of the death) of a trailblazing African-American civil rights leader, a black woman begins her confirmation hearing to become Secretary of State. Indeed, Dr. Rice embodies the potential for great success that lies in everyone, even if you grow up poor and discriminated-against in Birmingham, AL.
Unfortunately, I feel like I can't be totally excited about this, because Rice has heretofore hewed to Bush's neo-conservative, idealogical crusade. What is needed in the State Dept. is not a hawkish freedom-fighter, but a moderate voice that recognizes the long-term danger radical militarism creates.