July 1, 1994: Headlines: Action Corps: History: Mediawatch: Knocking Action Corps Head Sam Brown Down

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By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-239-147.balt.east.verizon.net - on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 7:36 pm: Edit Post

Knocking Action Corps Head Sam Brown Down

Knocking Action Corps Head Sam Brown Down

Knocking Action Corps Head Sam Brown Down

Knocking Sam Brown Down

The same Time magazine that attacked Reagan and Bush nominees has now supported Clinton foreign policy nominees Morton Halperin, Strobe Talbott, and Sam Brown. In a June 6 article on Sam Brown's appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Time columnist Margaret Carlson began: "Why are good people reluctant to serve in government? All the civics student needs to know can be found in the saga of the nomination of Sam Brown." Carlson said of Colorado's Republican Senator: "No one understands why Hank Brown has decided to make Sam Brown his personal nemesis..Some think Hank Brown simply wants to zing the President, refight the Vietnam War and triumph over an old rival."

It could be about what the June 9 Washington Times termed "some very vociferous and anti-American comments and actions of Mr. Brown's over the years." In 1970 Brown declared: "Part of me wanted to blow up buildings, and I decided that those who have waged this war really should be treated as war criminals." In 1977, while a Carter Administration official, he proclaimed: "I take second place to no one in my hatred of the intelligence agencies." That same year he participated in a New York rally staged by the communist rulers of Vietnam. Yet Carlson claimed Brown "was at the suit-and-tie end of the antiwar movement and was inside the convention handling Senator Eugene McCarthy's delegates, nowhere near the Yippies."

When this story was prepared, here was the front page of PCOL magazine:

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By stella ( on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 9:37 am: Edit Post

hi, am stella in kenya.i would like to meet a friend of me who was living with us here in Naivasha kenya at early 90s. her name was Daina and her friend Vania. i have got picture for both of them taken together with my family.Vania was later posted to Malindi here in kenya, and since we had promised to meet each other before she left but unfortunate we didn't, please help me to get contact with her.

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