Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kagan Is Unfit For Service

Senator Sessions today kicked facts on Lady Kaga's disgraceful record of barring military recruiters from the Harvard Campus when she was Dean. It violated the law, and was particularly disgraceful at a time when we were/are fighting two wars. Sessions rightfully points out that while she shut the schoolhouse door to our military, she opened it wide to the Saudi Royal family which donated $20 to Harvard for Islamic studies under Kagan's watch. Now under Islamic law, homosexuality is punishable by death. And Kagan was fine with taking money from sponsors of that law. But our military-she had a moral objection to? "Don't Ask Don't Tell" she finds morally repugnant but taking cash to teach Sharia law is acceptable? The bottom line for Kagan and the rest of the extreme left is they will always find common ground in their distain for the military. Every whacked- out leftist group hates the military. And the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" barring from campus was just a pretext they used to mask the hostility they have for our people in uniform.

Here are some excerpts from Sessions excellent commentary followed by the video:

When Ms. Kagan became Dean in 2003 she inherited a policy of full, equal access for the military. But she reversed that policy in clear, open defiance of federal law.

She kicked the military out of the campus recruitment office as our troops at that very moment risked their lives in two wars overseas.

Some have recently attempted to defend Ms. Kagan’s conduct by arguing that she deigned to speak with student veterans, to discuss whether they would coordinate a sort of second-class system for the recruiters who had been coming on campus.

This all happened after she had defied the law and shut down those official channels of the campus recruiting office.

But the Harvard Student Veterans Association plainly expressed to Ms. Kagan, in a letter to the entire law school, that they lacked the resources to take the place of the campus office now closed to the military.

That letter reads in part:

“Given our tiny membership, meager budget, and lack of any office space, we possess neither the time nor the resources to routinely schedule campus rooms or advertise extensively for outside organizations, as is the norm for most recruiting events.”

But Ms. Kagan was unmoved. Instead of welcoming the military recruiters on campus, she punished them and relegated them to second-class status…

On the Saudi connection at Harvard:
Around the same time Ms. Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters—citing what she saw as the evils of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell—Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi Royal family to establish a center for Islamic Studies in his honor.

A recent Obama State Department report concerning Saudi Arabia and Islamic Shari’a law noted that:

“Under Shari’a as interpreted in [Saudi Arabia] sexual activity between two persons of the same gender is punishable by death or flogging.”

Ms. Kagan was perfectly willing to obstruct the U.S. military—which has liberated countless Muslims from the hate and tyranny of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban.

But it seems she sat on the sidelines as Harvard created an Islamic Studies Center funded by—and dedicated to—foreign leaders presiding over a legal system that violates what would appear to be her position.


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