Susan Rice shouldn't become secretary of state

  • Article by: DANA MILBANK , Washington Post
  • Updated: November 19, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Obama’s over-the-top defense of Rice is surprising.

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flipper24Nov. 19, 1211:51 AM

"Obama can do better at State than Susan Rice" - Lets hope so.

gimbelNov. 19, 1212:08 PM

Rice is a fighter and has made enemies. Maybe she's the left's response to John Bolton, who was an utter disaster as U.N. ambassador under Bush. Well, Dana, this isn't the first time you've gone over into right field to side with the cons. Trying to play both sides of the aisle because you think that makes you fair and balanced....or something. Just don't expect any trust or accomdation from either side then, because who knows which way you'll jump on any given occasion.

twspt7Nov. 19, 1212:12 PM

"Even in a town that rewards sharp elbows and brusque personalities, Rice has managed to make an impressive array of enemies — on Capitol Hill, in Foggy Bottom and abroad.Even in a town that rewards sharp elbows and brusque personalities, Rice has managed to make an impressive array of enemies — on Capitol Hill, in Foggy Bottom and abroad" I seem to recall much the same reaction from the right to Hilary Clinton's nomination. Apparently, there is something for the right to fear in an ambitious, articulate woman.

minnelusaNov. 19, 1212:19 PM

Dana offers no concrete reasoning behind his opinion.

gimbelNov. 19, 1212:58 PM

From the article: "Rice stuck with her points even though they had been contradicted by the president of the Libyan National Assembly, who, on CBS’s “Face the Nation” just before Rice, said there was “no doubt” that the attack on Americans in Benghazi “was preplanned.” Rice rebutted the Libyan official, arguing — falsely, it turned out — that there was no evidence of such planning."

Now, this I find very amusing. Since when, in what decade, in what CENTURY, do we take the word of an obscure foreign official from a 5th world country over our own U.N. ambassador, who has just been supplied with the very best U.S. intelligence available immediately after an event such as the Benghazi attack?

Of course Rice is going to say what the CIA told her to say! And furthermore, I am sure she did not flat out DENY what that obscure Libyan official claimed, I would bet money she said something like "According to our intelligence, according to what we know NOW, we don't agree with whatshisface's assessment" or something similar.

I despise republicans in general, and specifically Lindsay Graham, John McCain and whoever else is in on this hatchet job on Susan Rice. They've no doubt been successful at ruining this woman's career. That'll teach all other women to watch their "P"s and "Q"s around powerful men in D.C

Oh, and wait, wasn't it the V.P. of the U.S. Dick Cheney who told Patrick Leahy on the floor of the senate to "Go ***** yourself"? At the time righties got a good laugh out of that incident. But let Susan Rice give somebody the finger and that's grounds for destroying her career? Double standard anyone?

roymercerNov. 19, 12 1:34 PM

Susan Rice was only reading from the script handed to her by Obama campaign operatives. Of course everyone knew this was an al Qaeda terrorist attack. It was done to buy enough time to distract a brain-dead, compliant press corps. And it worked like a charm. Hat's off, Obama. You lied. People died. And now you can finish off the rest of America.

luzhishenNov. 19, 12 2:05 PM

The goal is to get Jane "AIPAC" Harman in instead. Watch.

obamafone4meNov. 19, 12 3:47 PM

The woman knew that obama had ordered her to lie and she did it anyway. She is not fit to be a public servant.

shelbyanneNov. 19, 12 5:14 PM

She is best qualified. Republicans are terrified of her. With a growing minority electorate she would have a good chance of becoming our first woman VP and then president. We shall see.

chickfilaNov. 19, 12 5:48 PM

Much like Obama, she's not right for the job.


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