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First Lady Praises Botswana As ‘Thriving Democracy’ But State Dept Cites ‘Violence Against
CNS News ^ | 6/24/11 | Penny Starr

Posted on 06/24/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT by Nachum

Speaking at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon in Gaborone, Botswana on Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama praised the country for being a “thriving democracy” filled with “kind and generous people.” A U.S. Department of State report on Botswana’s human rights record, however, concludes that the country is still struggling with problems such as violence against women, child abuse, and discrimination. “[I]t is a pleasure to be in this beautiful country that embodies what my husband has called ‘a vision of Africa on the move,’” Obama said at the luncheon in Gaborne where young women were honored for their leadership.

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KEYWORDS: botswana; first; lady; praises
Full title: First Lady Praises Botswana As ‘Thriving Democracy’ But State Dept Cites ‘Violence Against Women, ‘Child Abuse,’ ‘Discrimination’
1 posted on 06/24/2011 5:13:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 06/24/2011 5:14:14 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

As far as African nations go Botswana is definitely head and shoulders above most.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

At least they’re not “downright mean” like us!


4 posted on 06/24/2011 5:22:00 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Nachum
that the country is still struggling with problems such as violence against women, child abuse, and discrimination.

So... the same stuff that Foggy Bottom has said the US is guilty of?

5 posted on 06/24/2011 5:25:40 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Yesterday I meditated, today I seek balance. That was Zen, this is Tao.)
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To: Nachum
Considering Botswana was one of South Africa's native homelands during apartheid, it is ironic that now it should be held up as some sort of role model, ahead of its peers. Guess being administered by the Boers wasn't such a bad deal after all, compared to the corrupt a-holes who have run the freed colonies for a half century.
6 posted on 06/24/2011 5:34:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think you got Botswana confused with Bophuthatswana.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bophuthatswana


7 posted on 06/24/2011 5:37:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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8 posted on 06/24/2011 5:45:03 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaeff)
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9 posted on 06/24/2011 5:46:39 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaeff)
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To: Nachum

Its a hellhole of mob rule an death. Been there didn’t get a T-shirt.

She is such a dumbass...


10 posted on 06/24/2011 5:49:12 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: cripplecreek

>>As far as African nations go Botswana is definitely head and shoulders above most.<<

That is like being the best yodeler in Harlem.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 5:50:51 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Nachum

Why is shelly getting a free vacation?

She has no official anything: title, position, standing, etc.

This is just a shameless taxpayer-payed junket.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 5:52:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL


13 posted on 06/24/2011 5:53:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: freedumb2003

probably took 400 friends along too, paid for by you


14 posted on 06/24/2011 5:58:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

People factory ,what else have they ever done??


15 posted on 06/24/2011 6:06:38 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Nachum

She’s as smart as she is pretty.


16 posted on 06/24/2011 6:53:00 PM PDT by twhitak
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17 posted on 06/24/2011 6:58:42 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Considering Botswana was one of South Africa's native homelands during apartheid, it is ironic that now it should be held up as some sort of role model, ahead of its peers. Guess being administered by the Boers wasn't such a bad deal after all

No. Botswana is the former Bechuanaland protectorate, which remained under direct British rule after the Republic of South Africa became independent.

Botsawna became independent in the 60s, and like all "Wind of Change" countries, tried Socialism. It didn't work.

Unlike the rest, it realized this, and in the earlier 80s, switched to capitalism and freedom. This did.

18 posted on 06/24/2011 7:09:40 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
So... the same stuff that Foggy Bottom has said the US is guilty of?

Close. The Hillary Statist Department doesn't like them because they don't have affirmative action for women and minorities. Amnesty International doesn't like them (death penalty issues).

But Freedom House rates them as "free".

And Heritage Foundation puts them 40th in world for economic freedom (dropped a bit this year due to increased government spending, but still only slightly lower than Western European countries. They are rated 2d most free in the Sub-Saharan African group (The first appears to be the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, so second is not that bad)

19 posted on 06/24/2011 7:21:34 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Oztrich Boy
I never got to that area, but the missionaries from that region spoke of it approvingly. So I figured it was fairly well run.
20 posted on 06/24/2011 7:29:29 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Non plaudite. Modo pecuniam jacite (Don't applaud. Just throw money))
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To: Nachum

I think someone should produce a moochelle bobble head.


21 posted on 06/25/2011 6:17:37 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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