Susan Rice Withdraws Name From Secretary Of State Consideration because she’s saddened by partisan politics. . . so she went to NBC to talk about it.
It doesn’t appear that she mentioned the five talk shows where she touted a lie about Benghazi. However, her Benghazi fiasco is nothing compared to the rest of her Africa record:
in Sierra Leone, for instance, Rice embraced the Revolutionary United Front, led by the unspeakably brutal Libyan-trained guerrilla Foday Sankoh,
In the name of reconciliation, RUF fighters were given amnesty. Sankoh was made Sierra Leone’s vice president. To sweeten the deal, he was also put in charge of the commission overseeing the country’s diamond trade. All this was foisted on President Kabbah.
Brett Stephens has much more on Rice’s failures in Africa; specifically concerning Rwanda, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Obama already accepted her withdrawal. He considers her “an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant.”
Somewhere Teresa Kerry’s toasting John’s new job.
Bridget Johnson points out that
If Obama chooses Rice as his National Security Adviser in his second term, that post would not require Senate confirmation.
For now, Obama pledged to “continue working diligently to get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi.”