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Condi Rice to Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq, "You'll all be swinging from lampposts if"

Original post made by Dr. Ferragamo on Jul 14, 2007

Rice recounted her discussions with Maliki in which she bluntly told him the importance of making progress on national unity and reconciliation. Rice said she had told the prime minister, "Pretty soon, you'll all be swinging from lampposts if you don't hang together."

Bob Woodward has the story:

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Comments (2)

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2007 at 7:01 pm

I am surprised that the editors let Dr. Farragamo's racist slur stand and deletes my correction, which follows -

The correct title is Doctor Rice. Using the diminuitive first name is one of the classic put downs to a black female. Failing to acknowledge her professional title is another.
Please maintain decorum on this site, Doctor.

[Editor, if you doubt my assertion check with some experts in the field.]


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2007 at 9:09 pm

Thanks for the post and nice link, Ferrie! I really like this woman, she calls it as she sees it. This link is a keeper.


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