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No honor for Negroponte

Dear Editor:

I see that the Aspen Institute and the McCloskey family are bringing the “Hon­orable” John Negroponte to speak on the “Enduring U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities” in early August.

This is the same man who, when in charge of the U.S. Embassy in Honduras during the early ’80s, was known to have supported the violation of human rights and international law that helped further the dissolution of democracy in Central America. His support of the Nicaraguan Contras and Honduran death squads dur­ing the Reagan administration then, and who knows what policies during his stint as ambassador to Iraq under the current criminal Bush administration, would only to the most cynical of minds suggest that the title of “honorable” is fitting to this man. I guess the McCloskeys and the Aspen Institute felt compelled to offer some balance to the upcoming visit by the Dalai Lama. It disturbs me to think that what this man has to say about foreign policy is any how enduring.

Russell Hedman


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