Fresh off their success in pushing Brendon Eich out of Mozilla, the invigorated and empowered leftist thought police have a new target: former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. On Wednesday, the file-sharing company Dropbox appointed Rice to their board. Within hours, an online protest sprung up against Dropbox for their decision.
The Wall Street Journal reports that after the file-sharing company appointed Rice as one of its directors to "help us expand our global footprint," protests quickly "sprang up" on the web based on Rice's participation in surveillance as head of the National Security Agency:
A post about the Dropbox petition on Hacker News, a popular website for Valley tech types, had about 900 comments as of 4 p.m. PT Thursday. Topsy, which tracks keywords used on social-media services, said there were nearly 3,000 Twitter posts in the past day using the “DropDropbox” hashtag – about as many mentions on Twitter as Crimea.
The petition points to Rice's work in the Bush administration as the reason for excluding her from the board:
Many people mistakenly believe that Condoleezza Rice simply served as the Secretary of State and didn't have a role in the decision to go to war with Iraq. In fact, Condoleezza Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during the lead-up to the Iraq War, and was intimately involved in the decision to go to war with Iraq and spoke publicly in support of it. She was an integral part of the Bush administration's campaign of lies surrounding the war, working to further public support of the war by lying about Iraq's non-existent weapons of mass destruction. In January of 2003, Rice published an editorial in the New York Times entitled "Why We Know Iraq Is Lying.'Here's a choice quote:
..if a larger type of warhead that Iraq has made and used in the past were filled with VX (an even deadlier nerve agent) and launched at a major city, it could kill up to one million people