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Hillary Clinton takes aim at graft, corruption in Kenya
Associated Press ^
| , August 5, 2009
Posted on 08/05/2009 12:11:29 PM PDT by george76
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Kenya on Wednesday for rampant graft and corruption as she made the case that business and trade across Africa cannot grow without good governance and solid democracy.
Speaking to a conference in President Barack Obamas ancestral homeland, Clinton said, "True economic progress in Africa will depend on responsible governments that reject corruption, enforce the rule of law and deliver results for their people."
"This is not just about good governance its also about good business," she told African leaders. Her audience included Kenyas president and prime minister, who were rivals in a bitterly contested 2007 presidential election that led to violence in which more than 1,000 people were killed.
"Instead, the absence of strong and effective democratic institutions has permitted ongoing corruption, impunity, politically motivated violence and a lack of respect for a rule of law," Clinton said. "These conditions helped fuel the postelection violence and they are continuing to hold Kenya back."
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoafrica; clinton; corruption; hillary; hillaryclinton; kenya; nairobi; soshillary
posted on 08/05/2009 12:11:29 PM PDT
We have Kenyan corruption in the White House don’t we?
Check her socks and underwear before she leaves, there might be a BC there. (who would be brave enough to go there?)
posted on 08/05/2009 12:13:03 PM PDT
(The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
She first needs to take aim at the administration of which she is a part.
posted on 08/05/2009 12:13:21 PM PDT
Hell, they’re all Obama’s cousins, just acting naturally!
posted on 08/05/2009 12:13:32 PM PDT
(THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
Heya Kettle, I don’t like your shade there...
posted on 08/05/2009 12:14:04 PM PDT
(No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
She is just asking that all the graft and corruption be moved over here where Obama and she can keep an eye on it
posted on 08/05/2009 12:14:34 PM PDT
Note to Obozo:
You better back off the broad right now or your birth certificate really will turn up.
posted on 08/05/2009 12:16:51 PM PDT
(Obama: Always wrong, never in doubt.)
Bill & Hillary want to find out how they can get a piece of that graft and corruption.
posted on 08/05/2009 12:19:03 PM PDT
(Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
Why Kenya? How about doing something about Dem corruption here in NJ!
posted on 08/05/2009 12:19:26 PM PDT
Sounds like someone is getting nervous about Kenya!!!!
posted on 08/05/2009 12:23:51 PM PDT
Yes, and when a country that does have effective institutions is trying to use them to get rid of somebody known not only for graft and corruption but for plotting to overthrow their Constitution, she and her boss go all out to crush it. That would be Honduras.
posted on 08/05/2009 12:24:58 PM PDT
Corruption? She ought to know. She and Billy Boy wrote the book, didn’t they?
posted on 08/05/2009 12:24:59 PM PDT
("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
The good news is, the aspirin factories are all on the up and up.
posted on 08/05/2009 12:27:29 PM PDT
(The Lord is a warrior, the Lord is His name.-Exodus 15:3)
She knows whereof she talks.
posted on 08/05/2009 12:45:18 PM PDT
"Speaking to a conference in President Barack Obamas
Not just ancestral anymore.
posted on 08/05/2009 12:54:29 PM PDT
(Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
The Clinton;s may have been able to fool part of the American people about their corruption, but they weren't able to fool the overseas govt people. They all know how it works and knew the Clinton's tricks..from cattle gate(you only give them the winning trades)..to the big with double payoff's between buyer and seller in the Enron Indian power plant scheme.
Clinton preaching about corruption..they are laughing in Nairobi.
posted on 08/05/2009 1:34:26 PM PDT
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