Hey Susie, now that the Benghazi debacle and coverup have exposed your idiotic incompetence, you can top this off by resigning as Ambassador to the UN.
It is also possible this theatre involving Rice was a distraction to get people thinking John Kerry would be a good idea for SecState. As thought we get only one veto. But you knw how the Repubs are, they’ll probably approve of Kerry with open arms.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice announced Thursday that she is withdrawing from consideration as the next Secretary of State. Unfortunately, her withdrawal will only further obscure the truth of what happened during the September 11 Benghazi terrorist attack.
The withdrawal was a smart, calculated move by Rice, who would have faced staunch opposition and stiff questioning from Republican senators about Benghazi and the four Americans who died there.
Opposition to Rice’s potential nomination for the top State Department position mounted when she made the worst blunder of her political career, strenuously defending a false explanation of the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission.
Rice conveyed the White House “talking points” to America on five Sunday talk shows, declaring that an Internet video was the reason the attack occurred.
She stuck to these “talking points,” either because she didn’t know what was in the classified intelligence briefings, or because she was more interested in being a good soldier for the Obama administration than in the truth. Neither speaks well of Rice, especially if she were considered for as prestigious and crucial a position as Secretary of State.
In spite of his vocal support for Rice, President Obama is probably pleased with the announcement, as his administration’s failure to respond to the terrorist attack would have been a major focus of a confirmation hearing, putting the events in Benghazi under sustained public scrutiny. In the course of a confirmation hearing, Rice would have been compelled to testify under oath about the events in Benghazi, shedding light on the Obama Administration’s inadequate preparation and response to the attack.
Susan Rice: Why I made the right call
And one f the more astute Tweets on the situation this evening from Charles Cook of the National Review:
If Susan Rice opposes Susan Rice becoming Secretary of State, does that maker her a racist?
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 13, 2012