Russ Feingold goes to Africa?

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Russ Feingold goes to Africa?

Postby rabble » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Two officials say that Secretary of State John Kerry has chosen Russ Feingold, a former Democratic senator from Wisconsin, as the new U.S. special envoy for Africa Great Lakes region.

Africa? Resolve turmoil in the Congo?

I didn't see that comin'.

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Re: Russ Feingold goes to Africa?

Postby snoqueen » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:18 pm

One of Feingold's committee assignments as a senator was a committee on Africa. He said he liked it a lot and by time he left he was very knowledgeable about the continent. Kerry probably knows this and wants to use Feingold's experience and enthusiasm.

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Re: Russ Feingold goes to Africa?

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:12 am

rabble wrote:Africa? ... I didn't see that comin'.

You gotta problem with that?
This area of the world is a really big deal and outcomes are of severe global consequence.
Whether or not we are too sleepy to see this, I think our current admin did good with this pick.
In our present context,
This give me some hope.

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