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Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state; Saddened by partisan politics

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posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 09:46 AM
This is, unfortunately, the reality of american politics.

Susan Rice had been an ambassador to the UN. WIth her contacts as well as relationships built up over the years in that position, her job as the representative of th American People as the Secretary of State would have enhanced the nation's outreach to other nations.

She was top choice.

Now, someone else will have to start all over again with the other nations, and waste precious time, time a luxury we do not anymore as issues worldwide on moving on fastrack.

Just unfortunately, it seems the GOP is hell bent on being obstructionists, even if it means driving American down into hell.

What had Susan done wrong actually? Informing that the Benghazi attack was spontaneous? BUT wasn't it what she was suppose to say in ALL HONESTY?

What exactly were the evidences avaliable then that it was a pre-meditated attack and by the long dead Al Queda? Who exactly was or were the culprits, or are they phantoms, and Susan was expected to say phantoms attacked and kill staff at Benghazi, on the national stage????

Till today, does anyone have the pic and name of the killer/killers? None.

Instead, the GOP and supporters are happy to crucify Susan, just because she was a choice of President Obama, and perhaps could it be that she was black too?

I am glad Susan self sacrificed herself, as she had always done throughout in her service to the United States, to step away from being nominated to prevent any further fracture to the already irresponsible infantile behaving Congress today.

Who were the ones who voted for GOP congresspersons? May they sleep well at night, be happy, because I cannot believe any american without a heart for the American People can still be alive today.
edit on 14-12-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 10:03 AM

Originally posted by Jaellma
reply to post by bknapple32
Petreaus pretty much told the same story she told in his original story before he changed it. She stuck to hers even though it was tainted and ended up under the bus.

At the end of the day, it was the best thing for her to not be in consideration anymore for the position.

INCORRECT! Better go back and do some checking. Patraeus, in sworn testimony, noted that it was an al qeada linked terror attack. He stated he had no idea how the narrative changed between his staff issuing the report and the president's speech that is was a "Spontaneous protest" in reaction to an anti-Islam movie. He stated that the initial report he provided stated that it was, in fact, a terror attack.

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by kozmo

Had Betraeus provided ANY names or pics that proved conclusively in his report within a few hours that it was an attack by phantoms? At least for the case of war on iraq, Collin Powelll showed pics and evidences of WMDs in storage to convince others.

In any case Betraeus was an intelligence official, and whatever he reported to the president is CLASSIFIED, national security and stategic interests, and not for public consumption, more so when he had no names to back it up, which is a failure on his part being the head honcho with agents long on the ground.

The critical issue is not cutting off heads of americans who made public statements during that initial few days without any conclusive evidences, but rather to bring to justice as quickly as possible the murderers of american embassy staff in Libya. Had Betraeus done that?

Nope. The murderer is still at large, thanking the GOP for finding a scapegoat to take the blame.

Susan Rice get thrown under the bus instead. Job done, public satisfied, justice served, according to GOP standards. How insane can that be???!!! Have american publc lost their minds???

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 10:22 AM
Of course she dropped out because the GOP are a bunch of racist/sexist pigs. It had nothing to do with the attacks in Libya it is just because she is a "Colored Woman"......

The GOP would NEVER nominate a COLORED WOMAN as Secretary of State...

Oh Wait...

Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush

Imagine that a colored woman as Secretary of State under a racist/sexist GOP President......

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 10:53 AM
There may be other reasons why Susan was disliked and not considered right by the GOP for the job, and anyone can accept it if it was based upon capability issues.

However, that was not the case. From the very start, the GOP had PUBLICALLY made it very clear they are attacking her small bit of role in the Libyan affair, instead of seeking out the REAL murderers of american embassy staff to bring to justice.

This is nothing more than utter atrocious politics at play. They failed to make political capital during the presidential campaign to attack President Obama, led by Mitt Romney within hours of the murders, and now Susan is just another innocent person caught up in the GOP's vendetta.

Small minds, petty and heartless, is how the GOP is being viewed today, sadly, for all the great work and effort done by great republican Presidents and Congresspersons......

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 11:20 AM
Edit: Nevermind.... misunderstood a post.
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posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Edit: Nevermind - misunderstood your post.
edit on 14-12-2012 by kozmo because: Misunderstood a post

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 12:02 PM
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101

Instead, the GOP and supporters are happy to crucify Susan, just because she was a choice of President Obama, and perhaps could it be that she was black too?

Please don't forget that the liberals began piling on her with great ferocity. The GOP stuck to her knowledge of Benghazi while the liberals started to attack her personally including a liberal reporter with the New York Times.

As Seth Mandel notes over at Commentary, the controversy over Rice’s potential nomination wasn’t strictly partisan, and wasn’t all about Benghazi:

Republicans on the Hill had basically limited their critique of Rice to her misleading statements following the Benghazi attack. Liberals, on the other hand, made it personal. Dana Milbank suggested Rice had an attitude problem. Maureen Dowd said Rice was too ambitious and unprincipled for her own good–or the country’s. Yesterday at the Daily Beast, Lloyd Grove launched a bizarre attack on Rice that accused her of having a personality disorder. The left has also been driving the less personal attacks as well. Howard French said Rice’s Africa legacy is the further empowerment of dictators. Human Rights Watch’s Tom Malinowski knocked Rice for essentially enabling atrocities in Congo.

Meanwhile, it should not go unnoticed that Hillary Clinton made her opposition to Rice clear to officials in Washington, which may explain the avalanche of leaks and criticism and personal sniping that came from the left as soon as the battle commenced.

The left does not like this

But the Libya debacle aside, Rice was under increasing scrutiny over her record of militarism, including her support for the invasion of Iraq, her backing of authoritarian African leaders and her description of her post as ambassador to the UN as being intended to provide "unwavering support for Israel".

Rice served in Bill Clinton's administration as a national security adviser and an assistant secretary of state for Africa. She was out of office by the time of 9/11 and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. But she backed the Bush administration's claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, the false pretext for the invasion.

Rice has also come under strong criticism over her positions on Africa, most recently for trying to suppress a UN report that was strongly critical of the Rwandan government's arming and other support for rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As a national security official in the Clinton White House, Rice played a part in the US's failure to act against the 1994 genocide of Rwanda's Tutsis. She has said that was a searing experience and has vowed to push intervention to prevent similar atrocities in the future. But in practice that translated into unswerving support for authoritarian leaders she saw as a bulwark against genocide, even if they too had blood on their hands.

Rice has been an unrelenting supporter of the Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, who as a Tutsi rebel leader put a stop to the genocide. But that support has continued in the face of a growing body of evidence that his forces are bound up with years of war crimes in Congo that have contributed to millions of deaths.

Once the left began to roll over on her, she was cooked. End of story. Hillary does not care for her either....

Can't blame the GOP for everything...Sometimes you have to look to the left when they decide to eat their young...

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 01:27 PM
reply to post by jibeho

Liberals are not congresspersons. They have a right to say whatever they wish.

But what truly matter is what elected representatives are saying, for they do have the power to legislate laws or voice national concerns which are taken highly with impact to all americans.

What one or two congresspersons say doesn't matter, as it is the COLLECTIVE that matters the most. USA is a democracy after all, where ONLY after debate and discussions are honestly shared, decisions are then made.

Had the GOP, as a majority collective in the House of Representative, been objective? NONE.

They had deliberately attack innocent Susan over just one issue alone, a political vendetta, publically acclaimed by them alone as verifiable by their own public statements in press and media.

At least if Mrs Hillary Clinton had voiced her doubts objectively, if true, is only reflecting on the abilities of Susan based upon her seemingly militant stances in the world arena, but still only a lone voice in a democratic Congress. Had the GOP equally done so? Nope.

Is this how the republican majority Congress, whom legislate laws and even influence foreign policies which are in the purview of the President who is the LEADER of the FREE world, behaves, as small minded, petty, vindictive over issues, more one as critical as the post of the Secretary of State?

We humans are all flawed and will make mistakes. None is perfect. Critical is that we acknowledge our errors, correct them to progress and evolve. But will today's petty minded republicans wake up?

It is my fervant hope that they do, as NO nation should ever become a one party state. It only breeds corruption, as the majority led republican House of Representives had proven with their continual belligerance to save american economic lives over the 4 year old issue of fiscal cliff

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101

Liberals are not congresspersons. They have a right to say whatever they wish.

Could you please clarify this statement....?

Please do not underestimate the power of the liberal left media. They helped to get Obama elected twice now and they take their marching orders from a higher liberal authority.

No free passes for the left please....

Note also that the Republican opposition was based specifically on Rice's misleading statements in the wake of Benghazi. It was her critics on the left, in contrast, who highlighted gauzier, more personal issues, characterizing Rice as someone afflicted with a supposed "personality disorder" (Grove), who is "ill-equipped to be the nation's top diplomat" because of her "shoot-first tendency" and "pugilism" (Milbank), with a "bull-in-the-china-shop reputation" (Dowd).

The effort to pin the race/gender card on the GOP had already begun, with Ben Smith writing about why the Repubilican "war"on Susan Rice held political risk, and after her withdrawal, the predictable Andrea Mitchell (below) pulling out the stops:

Call it what it is..

posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 03:52 PM
Kerry is Left Hegelian member of Skull and Bones.

Merry Christmas everyone

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