Stand Against This Outrage

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James Kavanagh
9 years ago
Alumnus of Fordham College, Class of 1970.

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Frances Delahanty
9 years ago
I am a Ph.D. Fordham graduate. I am shocked that a Catholic, Jesuit university, who upholds "Thou shalt not kill" would honor a man who has endorsed torture, killing by drones, and support of the Obama administration's broad intepretation of executive power that grants the president the right to order the assassination of U.S. citizens without any due process. These actions are both unconstitutional and violate Christian principles and human rights! It brings shame to those of us who are proud to have graduated from Fordham!

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Gregory Lobo-Jost
9 years ago
In my graduation year, 1997, we thought having the senior ball on the Intrepid was innappropriate, but having to listen to an institutional murderer at your own commencement is much worse.

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Jeanne Flavin
9 years ago
What was the process by which this person was selected as a Commencement speaker? I can't help but feel that we have scraped the bottom of the barrel with this choice. Class of '12, you deserve better.

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MARGARET NOLAN
9 years ago
I am a Fordham graduate (GAS, 1977.) The selection of John Brennan as Fordham's 167th Commencement Speaker is shameful. The first member of my family graduated from Fordham in 1878, and many family members are alumni. Mr. Brennan should be facing prosecution for his support of torture and rendition by the United States.

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Diana Kokoszka
9 years ago
cause this guy is a douche

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Sarah Ford
9 years ago
Torture is not an option for interrogation. There are so many other humane ways of obtaining information. As there are many issues listed as to why this man does not deserve the honor of speaking to the Fordham Graduates, this one in particular is something I hope that we as a species can learn. Compassion, over cruelty.

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Gail Lee
9 years ago
In my opinion, this man is not an appropriate role model for our young people.

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Nusrat Jahan
9 years ago
Class of 2012 deserves better.

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Anthony DiMieri
9 years ago
Since Fr. McShane and the Fordham administration find it perfectly valid time and time again to honor the forces of power, prestige, greed, violence, and death, perhaps it would help to remind them of a few verses of an old book they may find lying around somewhere:

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:8-10

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:6-8

Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Anthony DiMieri, B.A.
FCRH '09