December 13, 2012

Told Ya: Susan Rice Withdraws From Secretary of State Consideration

BizzyBlog, November 28:

How Amazingly Convenient: Lefties ‘Discover’ That Susan Rice Has ‘Conflict of Interest’ Energy Investments

… In what would appear to be a sure sign that the Obama administration’s leftist allies, perhaps with the President’s go-ahead, are preparing to throw current U.N. ambassador Susan Rice under the bus, Alex Guillen at the Politico reported at 6:14 p.m. on information that has from all appearances been public for at least three months, but which the National Resources Defense Council’s On Earth blog noted about an hour earlier.

David Jackson at USA Today this afternoon:

Rice pulls out of Secretary of State race

Susan Rice withdrew from consideration for the Secretary of State position on Thursday, citing Republican criticism of her record that had signaled a tough confirmation battle.

In a letter to President Obama, Rice said she could have done the job “ably and effectively,” but added that “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 also faced criticism for owning stocks in a Canadian energy company seeking State Department approval to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the United States. Others questioned her past support for controversial African leaders, such as Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

The unlabeled Keystone “criticism” came from leftist environmentalists and Democrats. THAT was the signal that her situation was dire. Now, after a sufficient passage of time to avoid direct linkage, she’s out of consideration for SoS.



  1. This is merely to cover up the shameful conduct of the President himself since the GOP during the Senate hearings would be able to fully ask her publicly about ALL the events of the Benghazi time line. The classic “what did you know and when did you know it.” She would either have to perjure herself or tell the truth of exactly what she knew and when. Obama doesn’t want to be hit in a bank shot using Rice.

    Here is what Obama doesn’t want us to hear, there were heros in Benghazi:

    Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of almost 200 attackers in an historic epic 6 hour fire fight. Two men held off almost 200 attackers over 6 hours. HEROS…HEROS… This was the modern day equivalent of the Battle of Thermopylae where 300 Spartans held off some 300,000 Persians for two days.

    The incompetent Obama flacks covered themselves with shame by refusing multiple times to allow an AC 130 Spectre gunship to support their defense of the consulate. The two heros died directly as a result of this refusal to authorize fire since they were lasing/targeting a mortar site that was attacking the consulate for the AC 130 to silence. The attackers finished off Woods and Doherty when the AC 130 failed to fire. One of the tactical advantages our troops learned in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan was the fire fight always came to a quick end as soon as presence of US air power came into play. In a par for the course failure ala Gulf Oil spill, the Obama flacks refused to ask the British who had significant assets in the area for help.

    Obama can never acknowledge the true events of Benghazi because it would expose him for the feckless incompetent he is.

    Comment by dscott — December 14, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

  2. Great points.

    Comment by Tom — December 15, 2012 @ 5:58 am

  3. #1, And don’t forget it also exposes Obama as a liar.

    Comment by zf — December 15, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

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