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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UN Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State, saying the criticism surrounding her comments on Benghazi had become an “irresponsible distraction.”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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  • sherri 2012/12/14 04:52:27
    No
    sherri
    +1
    And I am relieved.
  • thefatguy 2012/12/14 04:42:22
    Yes
    thefatguy
    Yes, I can't believe that there is actually a modicum of shame in the Democratic Party.
  • Matt M 2012/12/14 04:37:34
    No
    Matt  M
    +1
    Funny as heck. The little liar was very important in obama's reelection. And her prize? Kicked to the curb! haha!

    Oh well, you play with thugs, stuff like this happens. Somebody will take care of her.
  • Mattynr Matt M 2012/12/14 08:02:37
    Mattynr
    +1
    They use to say .. Obama's agenda is to use, abuse and loose........
  • Tom Trojan 2012/12/14 04:25:42
    No
    Tom Trojan
    +2
    Her decision to be the patsy for Team Obama and lie on five of the Sunday talk shows sealed her fate.....

    Sorry folks..... anyone with an IQ north of 5 knew she was lying in real time, and the facts that have come out since then have confirmed this...... If you want to be mad at someone, make it Obama.......
  • User Deactivated 2012/12/14 04:24:18
    No
    User Deactivated
    +3
    Thank God. She obviously didn't have the experience necessary for the job.
  • s2k 2012/12/14 04:23:45
    No
    s2k
    +2
    I don't think she had much support
  • Ozymandias 2012/12/14 04:22:18
  • Mr. Wonderful 2012/12/14 04:21:55
    No
    Mr. Wonderful
    +6
    No, she's one of few politicians that have class.
  • andy15554 Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 04:42:57
    andy15554
    LOL an empty head that will believe any piece of crap told to her. She'd prostitute herself with any tall tale to get an inch ahead, but it sure did back fire, right brainless puppet?
  • Mr. Won... andy15554 2012/12/14 04:45:02 (edited)
    Mr. Wonderful
    +4
    This bitch lied for Bush. Over and over and over again. People died because of her lies.
    Conda Rice
  • sherri Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 04:50:06
    sherri
    that Condelisa Rice's picture.....not Susan Rice????????
  • Mr. Won... sherri 2012/12/14 04:52:47
    Mr. Wonderful
    +3
    Yeah and she was a rat.
  • Mattynr Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 08:05:44
    Mattynr
    I have a lot of respect for her but it is true..... they work at the pleasure of their bosses. So does Hillary..... they do not make policy .....
  • Mr. Won... Mattynr 2012/12/14 15:27:58
    Mr. Wonderful
    Well the reality of politics is that's how the game is played now. It is sad it has come to this, not the vison the founding fathers had. The idea was to have citizen patroits represent their fellow citizens in Congress and serve at the pleasure of whoever was president if they worked in the Executive branch.

    Today is all about politics, and screw the well being of Americans and what's good for the country. Nearly every decision is based on what's best for politics. People are sick of the constant game playing to win advantage.

    Obviously the president whoever it is sets policy after consulting with his advisors and staff. You can't have a bunch of underlings running around each spouting off their own views or getting too far off prepared remarks, that would send mixed signals.

    Susan Rice did what she was TOLD to do. Just like every other Secretary of State before her did. To blame her for administraton policy is childish, stupid, but oh so typical of the hot head right wing crowd out for another obvious witch hunt.
  • andy15554 Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 11:12:23
    andy15554
    +1
    Condelisa is brilliant, Suzy is a moron, same as you.
  • Mr. Won... andy15554 2012/12/14 15:34:21
    Mr. Wonderful
    Brilliant? Condelisa? What drugs are you on?

    Yeah right when on the morning of 9/11/01 that idiot, then National Security Director phoned George Bush down in FL and their conversation went something like this:

    Hello Georgie, this is missy Rice, now you listen up good you hear... there are reports some fool little private plane flew into the WTC by accident and does mean some people might of got them fool selves hurt. You not worry, Miissy Rice got things under control. She with the big dog Cheney and we's going to fix things.

    So go talk to those little kids like you planned, nothing to worry about you hear, just do your thing and remember to hold up those children books upright, not upside down... missy Rice will keep your secret you don't read too good Mr. President, you just be you and everything will be fine.
  • andy15554 Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 16:28:23
    andy15554
    koo koo, silly puppet, you're delusional ramblings just show what a poor pathetic moron you are. So sad you're just another brain dead loser.
  • Mr. Won... andy15554 2012/12/14 17:09:13
    Mr. Wonderful
    You need reminding what an idiot Bush was:

    bush holding book upsidedown
  • andy15554 Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 19:08:14
    andy15554
    All most all of the bush years were great, every single Obama year has SUCKED. Obama is an incompetent fool who has no idea how to fix anything. He's following the failed European model that is already back in recession. Your silly little brain is stuffed with used toilet paper.
  • Mr. Won... andy15554 2012/12/14 20:38:02
  • andy15554 Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 20:50:01
    andy15554
    You need a brighter hand up your azz puppet the one you have is an idiot. Most people in poverty ever, the most people on food stamps ever on an on, Obama is a failure in every way. He has failed at every single thing to do with the economy, his corruption and incompetence are already legendary. Now we hear Obamacare will double premiums he f-ed up every thing he's touched, Typical Democrat.
  • Mr. Won... andy15554 2012/12/14 21:38:35
    Mr. Wonderful
    That a boy! Rant, rant, rave, rave, I bet you got spittle dripping down your chin too.

    Typical right winger lunantics:

    loonie
    limp nut
    mc kook
  • andy15554 Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 23:35:04
    andy15554
    Silly puppet, you can't defend him, you must agree. LOL loser.
  • srini 2012/12/14 04:09:47
    No
    srini
    +2
    She was plain worthless!
  • hatter 2012/12/14 04:04:27
    No
    hatter
    +2
    She is a lying cheat and a muslim tool. Do we really want those kind of people running our country.
  • Mr. Won... hatter 2012/12/14 04:33:01
  • Matt M Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 04:40:20
    Matt  M
    And how do you know this guy does not make hats for a living? I mean, seems to be a little bit of Hg toxicity going on there...
  • Naj2010 Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 05:06:23
    Naj2010
    SO TRUE
  • hatter Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 05:08:41
    hatter
    +2
    Judging from your post. You are the hater. There is plenty of people who do not like where Obummer is directing this country. Obama did this to himself. He's the one who split America up. And your just one of his sheep.
  • Thomas ... Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 05:20:02
    Thomas G Towns
    +3
    You sound like one of those union GANGSTA thugs America has no idea how far in the hands of tyranny we are. We have a president that does not like what America is .He is a cold calculating product of a life of prepping for his position he is in now. Truly a Manchurian Candidate. He is the chosen one of every half baked socialist in the Universities in the local Governments Community organization Workers Unions every News Paper TV news room. AMERICA YOU HAVE BEEN CONQUERED AND YOU DON"T KNOW IT OR CARE. Everything this man has done is straight out of their play book. obama communist leader
  • Mattynr Mr. Won... 2012/12/14 08:08:49
    Mattynr
    Step back, take a breath, you just described yourself. I am a Democrat.....
  • Brandon Bertin 2012/12/14 03:55:12
    No
    Brandon Bertin
    +1
    Susan Rice is a well respected woman, however, she has made it almost impossible for herself to have any political jobs in the future. It is not anyone's fault, but she just said the wrong things at the wrong time. She should have known better than to not say those comments. And besides, the Republicans never would have voted her in, and i'm sure that there are some Democrats that would have voted the exact same thing.
  • Mr. Won... Brandon... 2012/12/14 05:15:26
    Mr. Wonderful
    +2
    Anyone else think the three oddballs below also known as the Senate's three amigos hang out together a lot, usually agree. Maybe three old faries still in the closet?

    John McCain
    Lindsey Grahm
    Joe Liberman
  • charles.curry.37 2012/12/14 03:42:36
    Yes
    charles.curry.37
    IT was a close call she know Politics what a humble woman did it with class!
  • Alacrity 2012/12/14 03:39:54
    Yes
    Alacrity
    +2
    The German Ambassador gave her a high rating--tonight on the 6 o'clock news, so I am disappointed to learn of her withdrawal. She was only following orders when she lied about the Benghazi attack. H. Clinton's mistake is being swept under the rug, if you ask me. Is that your conclusion?
  • bill 2012/12/14 03:39:16
    No
    bill
    +1
    Obama used her like a disposable diaper, Filled her full of his lying $#:t.
  • Alacrity bill 2012/12/14 03:44:16 (edited)
    Alacrity
    +2
    I don't quite agree with your view of the matter, that is, lies about Benghazi; she followed orders, to the letter. She could not/should not do otherwise.
  • Mo 2012/12/14 03:36:29
    No
    Mo
    She wouldn't t function well hopping around with that foot in her mouth.
  • Gwen 2012/12/14 03:23:23
    No
    Gwen
    +2
    She is not a good choice.
    Either:
    A. She was incompetent in her pro-longed remarks regarding the wrong reasoning (a video) for the attack and murder of 4 Americans...... America does not need to know all the details at once...due to security and safety of getting the facts.....but not led down purposefully down the wrong road for weeks....
    Apparently the intimate details within 48 hours of the Bin Laden raid...what went down..and how the W.H. was monitoring it...even photo ops showing us such was known in that time frame...and the video was clearly a red herring.
    OR
    B. She was told what to say..and for how long to say the talking points..and is incapable of being an effective diplomat if she only has to read a script. One can be intelligent...even a scholar...but if one does not have the integrity to comment without a script....or even comment in a way that the Pres. will not want to hear. ...because we are so politically stained and interested in political expediency for a campaign...that one will do ANYTHING for their boss, nay even lie for them....the American people are not served. She does not have the nads to represent us.
    I am convinced that she was TOLD to do a job and tell a narration and may have thought she was serving her President. Well, the post of UN Ambassador...



    She is not a good choice.
    Either:
    A. She was incompetent in her pro-longed remarks regarding the wrong reasoning (a video) for the attack and murder of 4 Americans...... America does not need to know all the details at once...due to security and safety of getting the facts.....but not led down purposefully down the wrong road for weeks....
    Apparently the intimate details within 48 hours of the Bin Laden raid...what went down..and how the W.H. was monitoring it...even photo ops showing us such was known in that time frame...and the video was clearly a red herring.
    OR
    B. She was told what to say..and for how long to say the talking points..and is incapable of being an effective diplomat if she only has to read a script. One can be intelligent...even a scholar...but if one does not have the integrity to comment without a script....or even comment in a way that the Pres. will not want to hear. ...because we are so politically stained and interested in political expediency for a campaign...that one will do ANYTHING for their boss, nay even lie for them....the American people are not served. She does not have the nads to represent us.
    I am convinced that she was TOLD to do a job and tell a narration and may have thought she was serving her President. Well, the post of UN Ambassador..ultimately reports as do all political positions....to the American people....and is NOT to be just a mouthpiece for the Administration.

    It remains remarkable that she did not have the foresight to simply comment in an intelligent way...based on the job post of security.....based on what was known...that info was being gathered...that the video does not seem to be the indicator now....as that quickly change in 48 hours.....that there were requests for help.....that the parties involved were thought to be whom...and how it broke down ...and what decisions were made during the 7 hours that those brave Americans were fighting for their lives...why or why not decisions were made. 2 weeks of drivel about a stupid video made her look foolish and clearly not made of the muster that someone should have to represent us to the world.

    She gave up the opportunity for a potentially remarkable opportunity. Intelligence is nothing ...if you do not have integrity.
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