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Why Didn't You Bring Pinochet?
T o honor the second anniversary of the occupation of Iraq, the Daily Princetonian on March 3, 2005 ran a David Horowitz column warning against Princeton University’s appearance as “a redoubt of antiAmerican radicalism” and “a promoter of sympathies for our terrorist enemies.”
In its October 5 edition, the university’s wealthiest student publication, the Tory, cried out against pro-liberal “selective tolerance” among undergraduates, echoing their regular monthly objections to the vast anticonservative” bias in Princeton’s intellectual posture in the country. Increasingly, these conservative critics say, “radicals” like Edward Said and Ralph Nader are evoked as the truly exemplary Princetonians while Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, and other right-wing products of Princeton’s neocon factory are dismissed as (in Perle’s words) “exceptions.”
Sadly, “radicalism” and Edward Said could not be further from reality. By briefly reviewing the latest “guest lists”—especially its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs—we learn some alarming things about academic integrity in one of the U.S.’s most influential colleges.
To begin, there was the March 2004 presentation of the prestigious Crystal Tiger Award to former Secretary of State Colin Powell for his “transformative impact” on millions of lives. Powell was presented the award “on behalf of the entire undergraduate student body,” a decision unknown at the time to the entire undergraduate student body (with the exception of a few students on the award committee). Nevertheless, we were reminded by a committee official, “Princeton University’s motto is: ‘In the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.’ I cannot think of an individual who embodies this ideal more than you [Powell]. Thank you for setting a course of lifelong service that we can only hope to emulate.”
The “course of lifelong service” worthy of emulation included, presumably, his promotion of the occupation of Iraq with the following known results (at the time): an occupied, destroyed country with over 15,000 dead Iraqis, over 500 dead Americans, over 50,000 injured or maimed, countless refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP), a near-civil war state of chaos and instability, a scorn of global public opinion and the UN, and an assurance that the oil of the region will go to corporate interests.
Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman—a “liberal”
figure in U.S. academia—took the opportunity to add how “delighted”
Princetonians are “that Secretary Powell has agreed to honor…indeed,
all Princetonians who have served with distinction in the diplomatic
corps.” Tilghman’s praise would probably have been questioned,
for instance, by the thousands of Panamanians who have spent ten
years petitioning for compensation for death or injury to themselves
or family members as a result of the U.S.’s deadly invasion
of Panama in 1989, which General Powell, then chair of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, planned and advocated. It could also have been
questioned by the victims of Powell’s first attacks on Iraq,
which set a precedent in illegally targeting biological and chemical
agents plants (a precedent that was condemned by Amnesty International,
Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations). It might have been
questioned by the surviving parents of the 500,000 children killed
by U.S. sanctions in Iraq, a policy Powell energetically and vocally
championed. At Princeton, however, rather than challenging him on
any of these issues, Powell was thanked for his efforts to “provide
us with a richer humanity and inspire us to pursue it.” Thunderous
applause greeted Powell’s sermon, as the four-star general
told a packed Richardson Auditorium that, “…democracy
and ending of a regional conflict doesn’t mean anything to
people if they got no more food on their table, they’re still
dying from disease, still don’t have access to clean water,
healthcare, a better life for their children. If we don’t do
that, then people will lose faith in all the wonderful things I
Words of wisdom coming from someone who backed a policy of economic warfare that deliberately inflicted “disease, poverty, and hunger” in order to achieve various “wonderful things”—a policy correctly labeled “silent genocide” by Human Rights Watch. This subtle irony went unnoticed by university officials who chose to compare Powell’s career with that of George Kennan (a compliment in Princeton circles, mind you). Appropriately enough, Kennan was a vocal critic of the second Iraq invasion and a firm believer in diplomatic solutions—the kind that Powell dismissed as “irrelevant” in the months building up to March 20, 2003, including several initiatives of the General Assembly, a Security Council draft resolution, and Iraqi offers at an alternative weapons inspection procedure.
Princeton gave Powell a lot to see during his visit. He saw standing ovations; photos of hundreds of students waiting for hours in line to get tickets for his lecture; ROTC military recruiters parading in his honor; future Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretaries of State showing their admiration and respect for his accomplishments. What Powell did not see was a woman screaming, “You killed my son, you killed my son” at Princeton’s Tiger Park protest as Powell’s limousine passed by.
Moving on, we recall Princeton’s warm welcome of Robert McNamara in November 2004. Woodrow Wilson School Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter complimented his commendable career as architect of the Vietnam War and expressed the students’ gratitude for his visit. Thus one of the people most responsible for bringing the world closer to nuclear war delighted his audience with a discussion of “The Folly of Current U.S. and NATO Nuclear Policy.” Soon thereafter, Princeton embraced George Shultz (an honorary co-chair at the Princeton Project on National Security) who was part of a celebrated panel on “National Sovereignty and International Institutions,” two things he undermined and violated during Reagan’s terrorist wars in Central America. Under the co-sponsorship of the Woodrow Wilson School, he delivered a heartbreaking defense of the U.S. refusal to cooperate with international criminal tribunals.
On April 8-9, 2005 the Woodrow Wilson School staged a prestigious colloquium entitled “Rethinking the War on Terror.” Its mission was to “bring together leading practitioners, academics, and policymakers from a range of disciplines, backgrounds, and countries to examine both the concept of a war on terrorism and the practical strategies being used to fight it.” In attendance was the State Department’s Director of Recruitment Diane Castiglione, the leader of Bush’s war recruiting efforts at hundreds of U.S. universities. CIA inspector general Frederick P. Hitz was also there (Princeton ’61). When he isn’t traveling around campuses enlightening students, he spends his time denying the CIA’s involvement in the Latin American drug trade and defending the U.S.’s support for the Contras. After much denial, Hitz reluctantly admitted before Congress that there had been “instances where CIA did not, in an expeditious or consistent fashion, cut off relationships with individuals supporting the contra program who were alleged to have engaged in drug trafficking activity, or take action to resolve the allegations.” Needless to say, the issue was never brought up during his Princeton visit. Hitz’s colleague, Peter Probst, a former CIA, Pentagon, and Office of the Secretary of Defense employee, also attended. In the 1990s Probst served on an advisory board of the Middle East Forum to advocate and lobby for U.S. intervention in the Middle East and worked on what is euphemistically called “special operations and low intensity conflict.” Another panelist was Col. Thomas F. Lynch III, director of the Commander’s Advisory Group at United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). In this capacity, he participated in war and occupation management in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere.
Rather than being exposed to any of this information, Princetonians listened to Eiland’s pleasant narrative about his experiences at the massacre in Jenin, in which capacity he found, according to Amnesty International, that “bulldozing” and “destroying houses” was “the most humanitarian way to deal with the situation.”
Keynote speaker General Anthony Zinni was formerly the head of the operations Restore Hope, Continue Hope, and United Shield in Somalia. In July 1995 Foreign Policy revealed that, under his command, troops slaughtered from 7,000 to 10,000 Somalis, according to the CIA. Zinni also has experience in maintaining illegal no-fly zones in Iraq and, the International Red Cross found, bombing civilians in unprovoked U.S. attacks, such as one in al-Jumhuriya. Interestingly, Zinni was the Woodrow Wilson School’s main “dissenter” and his presence affirmed the university’s dedication to critical thought. Zinni broke with “neocons who didn’t understand [the Middle East] and were going to create havoc there.”
The break was, however, strictly about tactics and only about Iraq. “I’m not saying there aren’t parts of the world that don’t need their ass kicked,” he said. The thousands of dead in Afghanistan from the U.S. bombing and invasion are not an issue: it was “the right thing to do.” Of course, “one of Zinni’s responsibilities while commander-in-chief at CENTCOM was to develop a plan for the invasion of Iraq. Like his predecessors, he subscribed to the belief that you only enter battle with overwhelming force.” The problem, Zinni felt, was that we needed 300,000 troops to carry out the illegal occupation, rather than a “mere” 180,000. That is the closest thing to “rethinking the war on terror” that the university had to offer.
The grand finale of Princeton’s so-called intellectual integrity was the Woodrow Wilson School’s 75th anniversary festivities on October 1, 2005 when the university hosted Lt. General David Petraeus, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The anniversary included a playful “mock National Security Council meeting” with an impressive array of corporate executives (including RAND Corporation senior analyst Steven Simon) and prominent U.S. militarists (including Colonel Robert Gordon III). They spent the hour role-playing an NSC meeting hypothetically dealing with an imminent nuclear disaster. Princeton’s Dean Slaughter made sure that issues worthy of discussion about the actual disasters in the real world were left outside, as were most students. A speech by “one of our most distinguished alumni,” as Slaughter called Petraeus, followed. In front of former Defense Department elites and several senators, he delivered a sophisticated block of propaganda about the occupation of Iraq and beyond. Petraeus’s years of war management from Bosnia to Haiti recently reached a peak with his central role in destroying Fallujah and driving out 250,000 people. Dean Slaughter made sure that only selected members of the audience directed questions to the general, none of which dealt with his fresh military accomplishment. She found it appropriate, nevertheless, to crack a joke about how amazing it was that Petraeus responded so quickly to her email during the battle of Fallujah. Petraeus returned the compliment by calling Slaughter “the jewel of the crown” of Princeton University and thanking her for her close ties to Washington.
The pinnacle of the imperialist festivities came with Condoleezza Rice. “I cannot imagine a better person to launch our 75th anniversary celebrations,” said Slaughter, explaining that Rice “exemplifies those values” of Princetonians “serving the nation and the world.” Her values had been explicit since her involvement in the first Bush administration, the root of her allegiance to the Reaganite clique (Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell). At that time she was promoting George I’s friendship with Saddam Hussein, as well as the invasions of Iraq and Panama. Her values were also made clear when she assisted the execution of an illegal coup in Haiti and the abduction of the popularly elected president, JeanBertrand Aristide. In March 2004, as she was persistently refusing to testify in front of the 9/11 Commission, she threatened that Jamaica would face consequences if it did not expel Aristide from the western hemisphere. A year later, Rice traveled to Pakistan and India to promote sales of F-16 fighter jets to both countries, a gesture of endorsement for the existence of nuclear weapons in the two states. Soon thereafter, she dismissed Amnesty International reports calling for an end to U.S. torture practices and upheld her government’s violation of the Geneva Conventions and the UN Convention Against Torture. She also served “the nation and the world” in her consistent diplomatic support for Israel, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other repressive regimes that compete with North Korea for the most brutal record of suppressing dissidents and democratic movements.
Finally, Rice’s values crystallized most in her advocacy of the occupation of Iraq. As is now well-understood (even in Princeton), lying for the sake of loyalty has become a job prerequisite for Rice. Highlights of her deceit include:
- backing Bush’s State of the Union speech claim that Iraq was attempting to acquire uranium from Niger
- connecting Hussein’s regime to the 9/11 atrocities
- connecting Hussein’s regime to Al Qaeda
- denying that she had knowledge of the possibility of a terrorist attack on the U.S. prior to 9/11
- rejecting the proven claim that the White House knew of the U.S. intelligence community’s uncertainty and skepticism about Iraq WMD claims
- guaranteeing the existence of Iraq’s WMD program, as well as Hussein’s intent to abuse it
Danilo Mandic is an undergraduate in the sociology department at Princeton. He is the editor of Dollars & Sins , Princeton’s only anti-corporate publication, and president of the Princeton Coalition Against Capital Punishment. Photos courtesy of Danilo Mandic.
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