At one of his rare press conferences, today President Obama rode to the rescue of UN Ambassador, Susan Rice. Let’s put this in perspective.
The Sunday after the attack on our consulate in Bengazi that killed 4 Americans, the administration sent out our UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, to speak about it. She told Americans (on 5 networks) that the attack was prompted by a video. That was untrue then, and it is untrue now.
Since his reelection, President Obama has “floated” the idea of appointing Susan Rice as his new Secretary of State.
Enter, Senator Lindsey Graham (R. S.C.). He has said he will oppose her nomination, should it be made.
When asked about this at today’s press conference, President Obama became somewhat “testy” and extolled Ms. Rice’s virtues.
Here is my take…either Ms. Rice actively lied to the American public during her Sunday morning TV “tour”, or, she is so she is so unconcerned about making sure her statements are correct before she utters them that she doesn’t check. She just follows the party line.
Either way, Senator Graham is correct. She has no business becoming Secretary of State. If Americans can’t trust her, why would we think other countries could trust her?
Lost in all of this is a yet unanswered question.
Our consulate was attacked, Americans were killed, and our UN Ambassador is explaining it all to the American public?
How about someone from the State Department, or the CIA…but the UN Ambassador? At least to me that is still a “puzzlement”.