Condoleezza Rice declines to speak at Rutgers after student protests

Story highlights

  • Rutgers' president 'stands fully behind the invitation' but 'respects' her decision
  • Protesters allege the destruction in Iraq and 'torture tactics' for gathering information
  • Rice calls invitation 'a distraction for the university community at this very special time'
  • Some are upset by the protests and want Rice to come, student news editor says