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Rice Drops Out, Condemns Politicized Process

From NBC News:

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state, cites ‘very politicized’ confirmation process

By Tracy Connor | December 13, 2012

Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments.

“Today, I made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the American people that I not continue to be considered by the president for nomination of secretary of state,” Rice told NBC’s Brian Williams.

Naturally, she would tell Obama’s favorite network first. (Though, they are only the first among equals when it comes to Obama adulation.)

“I didn’t want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country and the first several months of a second term president’s agenda is really the opportunity to get the crucial things done.” …

Would it be too cynical to suggest that Susan Rice’s decision could have something to do with the fact that the official report on Benghazi is scheduled to come out in the next few days?

In fact, it was also reported earlier that Hillary Clinton was going to testify to Congress about Benghazi on December 20th. But now it seems that is not going to happen.

Rice noted that President Obama’s second-term agenda included “comprehensive immigration reform, balanced deficit reduction, job creation.”

She added, “And to the extent that my nomination could have delayed or distracted or deflected or maybe even some of these priorities impossible to achieve, I didn’t want that and I much prefer to keep doing what I’m doing which is a job I love at the United Nations.”

Rats. We were hoping she would be appointed Ambassador to Libya, as a consolation prize. Maybe that position will now go to Anna Wintour.

The full interview with Rice will air on tonight’s “Rock Center With Brian Williams” at 10p/9c. Excerpts will also be broadcast on Nightly News at 6:30 pm ET.

Obama said in a statement that he accepted her decision and regretted “the unfair and misleading attacks” on Rice, who was considered a front-runner to replace Hillary Clinton as the nation’s top foreign policy official…

In other words, Ms. Rice was attacked because of her sex and the color of her skin, instead of the content of her character. (She is a liar.)

By the way, can anyone name the last time there was a white male Secretary of State? Hint: Warren Christopher, 1993-1997, during Clinton’s first term.

In her resignation letter to Obama, Rice took aim at her GOP critics.

“The position of secretary of state should never be politicized,” she wrote.

“As someone who grew up in an era of comparative bipartisanship and as a sitting U.S. national security official who has served in two U.S. Administrations, I’m saddened that we have reached this point, even before you have decided whom to nominate. We cannot afford such an irresponsible distraction from the most pressing issues facing the American people.” …

All of this will be news to Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Especially, when it came to Iraq and WMD. Heck, it’s probably news to Henry Kissinger, too.

The withdrawal leaves Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as a possible candidate for the job, and Republicans have said he would have a smoother run…

Which is is a scandal in its own right. In fact, even a bigger scandal. By the way, in addition to all of his other faults, isn’t John Kerry a rich old white guy?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 14th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Rice Drops Out, Condemns Politicized Process”

  1. untrainable says:

    Because of Obama’s policies (if you want to call leading from behind a policy) and Hitlery’s execution of her duties as secretary of state, at this point the job is quite frankly a joke. The policy we are following seems to be : Stick our heads in the sand while the “Mostly Secular” muslim brotherhood takes over the world. Why do we even NEED a secretary of state? Our “standing in the world” has fallen to an alltime low, our friends don’t trust us and our enemies are openly laughing at us. At least the ones to whom we bother writing angry letters. IMHO America would be better off doing absolutely nothing than continuing to destroy ourselves for the benefit (fairness) of the rest of the world.

    Rice dropped out because she simply doesn’t want to answer any questions about her quite questionable record.

  2. Anonymoose says:

    Agreed; the Arab Spring was a wasted opportunity to turn the countries of the Mideast into more friendly and democratic governments. Isn’t that what the liberals think it’s all about? It seems like that’s what the rebels wanted–instead it’s more radical Islamism.

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