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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:32 AM

Harvard dean rescinds Chelsea Mannings visiting fellow invitation, calling it a mistake

Source: The Washington Post

Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government rescinded a visiting fellowship offered to Chelsea Manning, the former military intelligence analyst who spent seven years in prison for leaking classified government secrets, after the university faced forceful backlash from CIA Director Mike Pompeo among others.

“I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Douglas W. Elmendorf, the school’s dean, wrote in a 700-word statement released shortly after midnight Friday.

Manning was one of four visiting fellows announced two days earlier by the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. As part of the program, visiting fellows appear on Harvard’s campus for speaking engagements and events, interacting with undergraduate students on “topical issues of today,” the school’s initial announcement explained.

Elmendorf decided to withdraw the invitation after realizing that “many people view a Visiting Fellow title as an honorific,” though the school had not intended to “honor [Manning] in any way or to endorse any of her words or deeds.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/14/former-cia-directors-shun-harvard-after-the-school-invites-chelsea-manning-to-campus/?utm_term=.e107dda40527

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Reply Harvard dean rescinds Chelsea Mannings visiting fellow invitation, calling it a mistake (Original post)
Jose Garcia Sep 2017 OP
Achilleaze Sep 2017 #1
C_U_L8R Sep 2017 #2
PoorMonger Sep 2017 #3
LiberalLovinLug Sep 2017 #7
heaven05 Sep 2017 #4
FailureToCommunicate Sep 2017 #5
FairWinds Sep 2017 #6
Baconator Sep 2017 #8
Jake Stern Sep 2017 #9

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:36 AM

1. Kick 'em when they're up, kick 'em when they're down

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:47 AM

2. Spineless

Elmendorf disgraces the position he occupies.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:04 AM

3. And Yet...

Spicy still gets to be a fellow ; and everyone knows for certain he is a discredited LIAR who absolutely trashed any credibility he ever had to prop up the most incompetent President in American history.

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:10 PM

7. Yup

The one that voluntarily took a job that entailed lying every day, covering up the truth, for the very powerful is invited

The one that exposed the crimes of the very powerful is disinvited.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:18 AM

4. coward

 

bowing to the king for his "mistake"...lick his toes cleaner elmendorf...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:27 AM

5. Dean Elmendorf took the blame...for a lousy move by the Institute of Politics

...a separate organization under the Kennedy School umbrella.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:47 PM

6. Here is what Mathew Ho has to say . .

 

MATTHEW HOH, [currently in North Carolina; in NYC starting Monday], matthew_hoh at riseup.net
In 2009, Hoh resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war there by the Obama administration. See 2009 Washington Post piece about Hoh: “U.S. official resigns over Afghan war.” He previously had been in Iraq with a State Department team and with the U.S. Marines. He is now a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy.

“Understanding Harvard’s desire for federal funding is the simplest way to understand how and why moral and intellectual honesty has been abrogated so willingly and consciously by Harvard. Mike Morell, the former CIA deputy director who resigned his fellowship in protest of Chelsea Manning receiving hers, directed, oversaw and covered-up the torture and murder of prisoners, drone assassinations, mass domestic spying and the spying on and hacking into U.S. Senate computers. Chelsea Manning’s crimes were to let the world know of the U.S. government’s crimes, crimes in violation of U.S. and international law that Morell and the CIA committed. Reviews done by the U.S. Department of Defense attested that Chelsea Manning’s actions resulted in no one being killed and no one being put at risk, what they actually did was to show the world the U.S. and CIA’s war crimes and failings. For causing that embarrassment and exposure, and for letting the world know the truth, the CIA will always hate her.”

.. And the torturers walk free at Harvard.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:50 PM

8. Good...

That's a pardon wasted....

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:50 PM

9. Suddenly Mike Morell, a participant in torture and other war crimes, has a crisis of conscience?

If he is truly worried about morality then perhaps the CIA wasn't the best career choice for him.. Fuck him and fuck spineless Harvard too.

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