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Susan Rice: Benghazi May
Be Least of Her Problems

National Journal, by Michael Hirsh

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 11/16/2012 2:19:20 PM

For a president who rarely shows emotion, Barack Obama’s surprisingly personal blast at Republican critics of Susan Rice, his U.N ambassador, suggested two things. One, Obama genuinely admires Rice and thinks she’s being unfairly criticized for giving an controversial explanation of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack that later didn’t hold up. And two, he may well intend to name her his second-term secretary of State, as some reports indicate. Obama made a fair point when he said Rice “had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 11/16/2012 2:52:37 PM     (No. 9018955)

Three, it suggests that Susan Rice is a liar, and that Zero will make a bigger fool of himself than usual to show faux outrage to defend anyone who lies on his behalf. Until of course, it becomes convenient to find a place for her under the bus.


Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/16/2012 3:17:44 PM     (No. 9019020)

Next to Zippy, Mooch and Holder. The fourth biggest outrage of affirmative action.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sceptic82, 11/16/2012 3:21:19 PM     (No. 9019029)

My take is that she was led down a rose path by Obama, thrilled at the idea of appearing on the Sunday shows, as her big national debut. For that alone the innocent sap is not qualified to be Secretary of State (or our UN Ambassador). She is part of a long list of people Obama has thrown under the bus.

The current White House is like the Sopranos without the theme song.


Reply 4 - Posted by: grambo, 11/16/2012 5:00:24 PM     (No. 9019235)

Affirmative action is a cruel joke on those who rely on it.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/16/2012 6:34:18 PM     (No. 9019388)

Don´t kid yourself! She´s the weakest link and can spill the beans on who set her up. Obama doesn´t have loyalty to anyone, much less this silly puppet. He doesn´t want her blabbing.


Reply 6 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 11/16/2012 7:57:14 PM     (No. 9019548)

We all need to realize that this country is being run by a DemocRAT crime family and learn to deal with them on those terms. Do not believe anything they say. Do not trust anyone in this wretched regime.


Reply 7 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 11/17/2012 2:12:17 AM     (No. 9019893)

I had no idea that there was a cosmetic form of roofing tar until I saw a picture of Rice´s hair. Nice ! Real nice !

I´m sure Oprah thinks that "you really go girl".

We just wish you´d go somewhere else.


   

 

  


 

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