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Are You Surprised by Susan Rice’s Withdrawal from Secretary of State Consideration?

ABC News U.S. 2012/12/13 22:16:05
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UN Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State, saying the criticism surrounding her comments on Benghazi had become an “irresponsible distraction.”

“I am fully confident that I could serve our country ably and effectively in that role,” Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama today. “However, if nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities.”

Rice has been criticized by Republicans for her response to questions on the Sunday talk shows shortly after the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi killed four Americans.

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  • Mike W 2012/12/14 01:02:49
    No
    Mike W
    +14
    Because the Obama asked her to, he knew that if he pushed it hearing would expose the trutyh of his incompetance and lies. So he had her fall on her sword after lieing to save his re election

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  • postmamy 2012/12/14 07:27:05
    No
    postmamy
    never
  • Theodon 2012/12/14 07:13:01
    No
    Theodon
    turn out those bright lights
    the party's over
  • shadow76 2012/12/14 06:49:26
    No
    shadow76
    +3
    Most normal Americans do not like being lied to!
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/14 08:43:27
    Joey
    But you did not care all the lies that McCain have told ?
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/14 08:59:39
    shadow76
    +1
    I care about any lies. That is irrelevant!
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/14 09:06:15
    Joey
    +1
    So you want McCain to step down ?
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/14 09:09:55
    shadow76
    +1
    Since I don't listen to John McCain I do not know any odvious lies he has told like the Ambassador told!
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/14 09:32:36
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/14 10:17:12
    shadow76
    +1
    I do not believe he said all that. Stupid stuff compared to Susans lies, hers concerned National Security!
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/14 11:02:57
    Joey
    Many of those did concern national security like the one about Iran. That could draw us into a war .
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/14 12:11:31
    shadow76
    +1
    When they have the bomb it won't make a difference what McCain said Iran will attack Israel and USA
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/14 12:23:58
    Joey
    No they will not.. but McCain said everyone agrees that they where doing something .. that MOST people do not agree that they are doing. but you don't care about that lie do you. Did you care when 53 people died in Embassy attacks under Bush .. most of which he did not even talk about .
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/15 16:24:58 (edited)
    shadow76
    Get your head out of the sand! They have hated us for a long time, probably since McCain was a POW in Viet Nam! There were alot more attacks during Clinton that he ignored.
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/15 17:45:08
    Joey
    When Clinton reacted to the an attack on us you people claimed that he was wagging the dog.

    http://thinkprogress.org/poli...

    So not only did the Clinton not ignore them.. he was blasted for
    it.
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/16 14:15:41
    shadow76
    That was bombing Kosovo, Serbia and empty tents in the desert!
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/16 15:58:13
    Joey
    He was doing more than bombing an empty tent in a the desert . Maybe you need to stop getting your information from old racist liars like McCain.
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/29 15:52:03
    shadow76
    I did NOT get it from John McCain! Quit being so obsessed with him! I get it from the News! from several different places.
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/29 17:36:12
    Joey
    I am not obsessed with him. I am just suggesting that people like you who old white McCain to the same Standards that you are holding rice. Hell I wish McCain held himself to those same standards.
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/30 08:21:51
    shadow76
    You are the only one bringing him up in everything. I don't even listen to him.
  • Joey shadow76 2012/12/31 18:07:38
    Joey
    I am bring him up since he was leading the charge and calling Ms. Rice dumb. And Republicans backed him . I just wish leaders of the republican party and there followers would hold republicans to the same standards . Butt they will not .

    They way the 53 deaths from these same type of attacks don't even get a mention by republicans. And the 4 lives lost under Obama was head line news to republicans before the blood even dried.
  • shadow76 Joey 2012/12/31 21:26:23
    shadow76
    I do not know what you are talking about. I just do not want to talk about him, he is not the subject. So please just stop!
  • Common Sense Conservative 2012/12/14 06:37:46
    No
    Common Sense Conservative
    None of them want to fall with Hussein Obama.
  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2012/12/14 06:17:52
    No
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    +1
    Now Obama says , She mislead the American People..Who is the liar????
  • shadow76 Pearlie... 2012/12/14 09:11:42
    shadow76
    +1
    Both of them, he told her to do it, or she wouldn't have. Another body under the bus!
  • ivegotl... Pearlie... 2012/12/14 09:33:08
    ivegotloveinmypants
    But wasn't the interview on his orders?
  • Grandbrother 2012/12/14 06:17:01
    No
    Grandbrother
    +4
    But I am disappointed that the terrible behavior by the once respectable McCain and his cohorts has effectively been rewarded through this withdrawal. I'm sure that many members of the intransigent GOP just see it as further evidence that all they have to do is dig their heels in and scream whatever nonsense they like at the top of their lungs in order to get their way. It's no coincidence that this also describes the negotiating strategy of a two year old...
  • Cat 2012/12/14 06:07:11
    Yes
    Cat
    +1
    I really thought "O" would try to ram her through the senate.
  • shenendoah 2012/12/14 05:57:21
    No
    shenendoah
    Susan rice served her purpose. She should have realized if going on tv and lying was such a good thing obama or hillary would have done it.
  • ivegotl... shenendoah 2012/12/14 09:33:52
    ivegotloveinmypants
    I didn't see this interview- what did she lie about?
  • shenendoah ivegotl... 2012/12/14 11:06:58
    shenendoah
    She claimed the deaths of Americans in Benghazi attack wasn't caused by terrorists. It was a blatant lie.
  • ivegotl... shenendoah 2012/12/22 12:52:50
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    Okay...even I know that it was.
  • miro.plachy 2012/12/14 05:43:34
    No
    miro.plachy
    +1
    She knows what she is doing, a drawn out conformation could harm the country an be even more disruptive to Obamas agenda.
  • lol fakename 2012/12/14 05:32:40
    No
    lol fakename
    +3
    This whole fiasco was ridiculous. Anyone who earnestly believes she lied hasn't been paying attention to what she said. At worst, she told a lie of omission a small handful of times, and it was a lie nobody acted on. It was a "wait and see" approach to be absolutely certain tipping our hand didn't further endanger lives. Overcautious? Maybe. It's hard to say in a situation like this. But again, we did nothing based on the misinformation, so nothing really came of it.

    On the other hand, Condi Rice, John McCain, and a handful of others told very deliberate factual falsehoods. Over and over again. Over a span of years, with an intent to urge us into war, costing bazillions in our defense budget, a loss of life, and the world's opinion of us. McCain and his pals then continue to hound Susan with private meetings that they don't even intend, because their time is apparently spent telling the cameras they wouldn't have gotten the answers they wanted, anyway.

    One is being driven from politics in shame. The others are held in reverie by their party.

    Politics aren't always black and white, but I'm sorry. If you seriously believe these "sunday shows" were the worst thing in the world, you're on the wrong side of the facts.
  • Mattynr lol fak... 2012/12/14 07:58:52
    Mattynr
    +1
    Simple...... she lied knowing the truth.... that is the hard part of all this. She saw the original and correct report and delivered the altered and false report, 5 dayss after the fact when they knew within the FIRST houre the truth. This is her downfall..... She faced the American People and Lied...... and she was given permission to do so.... or more correctely, she was USED and told to do so. They robbed her of her power and they robbed her of her integrity and they robbed her of her career. But truly sad... she allowed it.
  • ivegotl... lol fak... 2012/12/14 09:34:29
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Too true. But the GOP don't mind the sins of their own.
  • Thomas G Towns 2012/12/14 05:15:00
    No
    Thomas G Towns
    +1
    She has gotten the message that her actions, it is obvious are those of the traitors in the White House muslim pawn obama
  • mzemma 2012/12/14 05:08:09
    No
    mzemma
    +2
    No the Repubs just wanted to dump on her ASAP and so they did and so there weny her chances
  • roxie 2012/12/14 04:52:39
    Yes
    roxie
    +4
    Sad score 1 for the Bullies! gop bullies gop bullies
  • Theodon roxie 2012/12/14 07:15:33
    Theodon
    reckon you are one of those belafonte admirers who think condi rice is a "house negro"

    or did you protest that description at the time with great ferocity?
  • ivegotl... Theodon 2012/12/14 09:35:10
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    Also a good point.

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