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Susan Rice Is Top Candidate to Succeed Clinton

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posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 11:55 AM
At least six current or former White House officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity, believe so...

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is emerging as the favored candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even with the political controversy over her remarks about the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

.....Rice remains close to President Barack Obama and shares many of his views on foreign policy. They emphasized that the president hasn’t made a final decision, and Clinton may remain in her post for some months into Obama’s second term..

I didn't find this story in the search.....

Rice is thought to be the president’s preferred choice over two other strong candidates, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry of Massachusetts and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, according to the current and former administration officials......

.... she also helped obtain tough 2010 UN resolutions aimed at derailing Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program, which required protracted negotiations with Russian officials, and win UN membership for the new nation of South Sudan.

....While several officials said Clinton would be a difficult act to follow, many in the White House regard Rice as the most recognizable successor and a reliable advocate for Obama’s positions on Iran, Syria and other difficult issues.

Controversial Remarks

Her Sept. 16 remarks on Sunday talk shows that the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, began as a peaceful protest that was “hijacked” by militants were considered a possible obstacle to Senate confirmation and an invitation to continued attacks on the administration’s handling of the assault.

...said a third administration official, the investigations that are under way into the attacks may reveal that Rice’s remarks were based on preliminary intelligence reports that were revised, and that the anti-Muslim video did play a role in inspiring the attacks..

Apparently, She has clashed with Vitaly Churkin, her Russia counterpart, over Syria. The exchanges got personal, and he publicly chided her for an unusual outburst and said Syria wasn’t an issue that could be drowned by expletives.

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edit on 11-11-2012 by Lonewulph because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 08:48 PM
Don't think so.

Badly damaged by pushing "the video" regarding Benghazi.

Look for John Kerry.

posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Kerry's comment about the uneducated ending up in Iraq will come back to haunt him.


posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 09:37 PM
I honestly don't think that we'll see a female Secretary of State. Early in the Obama administration, despite Clinton's, formidable personality, lifetime of contacts and being wife of a former President there were certain "close allies" that whenever real business needed to be done either Panetta or Gates were sent to do what a Secretary of State should be doing due to the prejudices of the nations they were dealing with (yes I'm talking about Saudi Arabia and other Arab muslim nations).

Kerry is a name I've heard more than once so far. The UN ambassador I find is a long shot as well because she is at least ankle deep in Benghazi if nothing but the false story that went out first. I can't really think of any other prominent Democrats that might have both the desire and capability to handle the position.

posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 08:01 PM
Political madness indeed! I kept wondering why the GOP took up John McCain's campaign against Ms. Rice. I kept wondering why... until yesterday. I was watching a news show, and a Republican congressman happily said that Republicans would have no trouble confirming John Kerry.

Aha! There is a fake campaign about Ms. Rice, to attempt to get her out of the way, because if Kerry gets confirmed, the GOP has another crack at a Senate seat... the one vacated by Kerry! God, what political slimeballs! Smear tactics!

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