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John McCain Leads “Tainted” Charge Against Susan Rice [Video]

REPUBLICANS HAVE set their sight on Susan Rice, who had the unfortunate responsibility to be the first Administration official to fall on her sword to stop the flood of questioning after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Los Angeles Times:

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), the No. 2 Senate Republican, told reporters he considered Rice “tainted” by her role in the administration’s handling of Benghazi, and recommended that the White House instead choose Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whom administration officials have also been considering for the diplomatic post.

… Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is expected to become the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, found it “beyond belief” that Rice could have described the attack as motivated by anger over the film, when U.S. officials in Benghazi had told officials in Washington during the attack that it was a terrorist assault.

President Obama can still send her nomination to the Senate, but the signal has been sent how it will received.

Rough for Rice after serving Obama so fiercely, but the politics of Benghazi was handled abysmally by the Administration, with Susan Rice representing when all things turned south.

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4 Responses to John McCain Leads “Tainted” Charge Against Susan Rice [Video]

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter November 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    This is such utter and complete bull shit. The CIA thought it was out of control protests and riots due to the movie. The CIA sent PDBs describing it as spontaneous riots. Those are the FACTS. This completely from whole cloth fabricated crap from faux not news is right up there with swiftboating Kerry. ZERO facts but nonstop wingnutesphere screaming.

    • Taylor Marsh November 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      What a spectacle they’re whipping up.

      Right now it has a good chance of working, too, and McCain knows it.

      I think Kerry is a better choice, I’m rooting for Rice.

  2. TPAZ November 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    President Obama will spend whatever political capital necessary to see the Rice nomination go through. He’s not running again for office and has nothing to loose. He wont stop fighting until the last dog is dead./snark

  3. Cujo359 November 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Pot, kettle, etc.

    If being colossally wrong about foreign policy issues was a barrier to having authority over them, not only would Rice not have her job, but neither would most of the rest of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy team, nor McCain or many of the members of his committee.

    The debates conducted on foreign policy in DC these days usually would be justifiably subtitled “Which stupid nonsense do you want to believe?” Iran is a threat? Give me a break. Israel has the right to exist, and this means it can wall off and shell anyone it sees as a threat? Pretty obviously absurd, when you put it that way. But this is what we debate nowadays, as in “what should we do about the terrible danger posed by Iran?”, or “how awful are the Palestinians, and do they deserve to live?”

    Meanwhile, in order, Europe, China, and India are likely to become bigger economies than ours in the foreseeable future. We don’t talk about the implications of these things, and what they mean to our security. We don’t talk much about climate change, and the obvious effect that is going to have.

    Alright, I’m making myself depressed again. I’ll stop now.

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