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Rice Calls Obama Win 'Important Step Forward'

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By Debbi Wilgoren
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the highest-ranking African American in the Bush administration, today promised to do all she could to ensure a smooth transition for President-elect Barack Obama and said she was "especially proud" that the Illinois Democrat would become first black U.S. president.

Rice told reporters Obama's victory was "inspirational" and said Republican John McCain was "gracious" in defeat.

"This is a country that's been through a long journey in terms of overcoming wrongs and not making race the factor in our lives," Rice said. "That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an important step forward."

By Washington Post Editor  |  November 5, 2008; 11:54 AM ET
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OBAMA MUST IMMEDIATELY TACKLE SYSTEMIC PREJUDICE AND CIVIL LIBERTIES VIOLATIONS


Ensuring the civil liberties of all Americans, and weeding out prejudice within the federal government, must be a top priority of the new administration -- as the comments on accompanying threads here so graphically demonstrate.

The free ride for the forces of hate and extremism, hiding behind programs to "keep America safe," must come to an abrupt end.

Perhaps one of the first executive orders of the new administration should be mandated sensitivity training for all federal personnel, and a refresher course on the meaning of the U.S. Constitution.

All federal departments should be screened for policies and ongoing operations that are violating the civil liberties of American citizens.

Again, the sentiments expressed in this thread demonstrate the urgency of this mission.

And wrongdoers should be brought to account before the bar of the law.


BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported extrajudicial "vigilante injustice" squads are "gang stalking" American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens
OR members.nowpublic.com/scrivener


WHAT IF THEY COULD SHOOT YOU
WITHOUT LEAVING A TRACE? THEY CAN.
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/zap-have-you-been-targeted-directed-energy-weapon-victims-organized-gang-stalking-say-its-happening-usa-1

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 5, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Rice herself was an important step forward and in time should get her due.

Posted by: jhtlag1 | November 5, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Wow what a country we are! This is going to be such an exciting time for America. Now that Obama is president I hope he puts a lot of attention towards global poverty. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.
Go to www.borgenproject.org to learn more!

Posted by: veronica5 | November 5, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

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