Will Susan Rice be Obama’s New National Security Adviser after Failed Sec. of State Bid … What About Benghazi?
Just curious … what had changed for UN Ambassador Susan Rice and Benghazigate?
UN Ambassador Susan Rice appears to be Barack Obama’s front runner to be his new National Security Advisor. Yes, the same Susan Rice who went on the five Sunday talk shows and lied for the Administration that the attacks in Benghazi, Libya were a reaction to a video tape and not terrorism. Rice had to withdraw her name from being Secretary of State as the heat became too much of a political liability. She stated that she did not want to be a distraction to Barack Obama’s second term and agenda. She thought that her nomination would be politicized and prolonged. After having met with GOP Senators Ayotte, McCain and Graham regarding her misleading statements on Benghazi, they were more troubled after their meeting with Rice than before. So what is going to be the difference this time? She still has to answer questions on Benghazi. So how does Rice get rewarded for misrepresenting the facts on Benghazi that saw the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens?
Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may have the last laugh.
Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Thomas E. Donilon as President Obama’s national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president’s thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John F. Kerry in shaping the president’s foreign policy.
The appointment would mark a dramatic twist of fortune for Rice, whose prospects to become the country’s top diplomat fizzled last year after a round of television appearances in which she provided what turned out to be a flawed account of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
It would appear good soldiers who lie and misrepresent the facts for Obama and then fall on their sword are rewarded by President Barack Obama.