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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Susan Rice Withdraws Her Name From Consideration For Secretary Of State

By Susan Duclos

After having been proved either to having been used to distribute false information about the 9/11 Benghazi attacks at best, or lying for the Obama administration at worst, the criticisms and legitimate concerns about considering Susan Rice for the position of Secretary of State have cause Susan Rice to withdraw her name from consideration.

Rocket Center with Brian Williams came out with the exclusive:

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.

“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.”

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.”
 Once again, that statement alone shows why Rice would have been a strategically bad choice as Secretary of State.

Five days after the attacks in Libya which killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya, Rice went on national television to assert the attacks were "spontaneous", which proved to be a direct lie, as information that followed showed the administration she was representing with her statements knew immediately the attack was a preplanned, organized terrorist attack deliberately carried out on the anniversary of 9/11.

There is nothing partisan or political about questioning who knew what and when and why she was sent out to be interviewed on national TV to lie to the American people.

Add to that, the position of Secretary of State requires a person without questionable integrity in order to be trusted by foreign officials, and the questions alone from her actions after the 9/11 attack would have done more harm than good for America's trustworthiness.