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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If Susan had to go before congress they would grill her on Benghazi and the obama media would be forced to report on the results.

    And maybe she would get caught in a lie that we could use to impeach Obama.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    For those who are interested, Ambassador Rice's letter can be seen here: http://images.politico.com/global/20...er_letter.html

    It is unfortunate that Ambassador Rice could not have had an opportunity to be evaluated on the merits of what she had to offer. She is just the latest casualty of an often toxic atmosphere in which political differences have become personalized to the extent that those differences displace objectivity and adversely impact political appointments and policy decisions.

    Ambassador Rice is correct that the position of Secretary of State should not be "politicized." She understands that politicizing the nation's top diplomatic post in particular and foreign policy in general would disconnect that policy from the nation's interests on which it should be grounded. Such an outcome would be exploited by the nation's enemies. She also understands that a tough confirmation fight could divert the nation's policy makers from tackling other pressing matters related to the country's fiscal imbalances, economy, and need for immigration reform.

    Her Senate foes attacked her unfairly strictly because she stayed on script with the message the Intelligence community provided her. There's no courage in attacking a messenger who had nothing to do with the development of the Intelligence Community's assessment, much less the policy choices related to the Consulate in Benghazi. In contrast, she displayed a sense of courage in asking the President not to consider her for a position that only few in the nation's foreign policy community can ever hope to attain.
    She lied to the American Public blatantly and knowingly 5 times all over the Sunday Talk Shows

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    You misspelled Kerry's seat, kerry's seat, Kerry's seat. There is no actual secret, nor any actual caring for the dead in benghazi by the republicans or their fanboys. This is all for a second chance at a MA senate seat.
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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I hope whoever he nominates is as competent and effective as Hillary. she has done a great job.
    Let's hear her Congressional testimony on the 20th about Benghazi before pronouncing her work as "great."

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    She lied to the American Public blatantly and knowingly 5 times all over the Sunday Talk Shows

    Being a minority and/or a Female doesn't excuse someone from being a lying POS
    What lie did she tell? She used the unclassified information the intelligence agency gave her. She did the exact same thing Condoleezza Rice did. The only difference is, the information Condoleezza gave the American people worked toward getting us involved in a war we didn't need to get inolved in. No one gave Condolezza this much grief over passing on information produced by our intelligence agency.

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    Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    she worked to prevent the Gaza conflict from becoming a region-wide war that we would have been involved in, for one.

    also, Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Ok, I read it. What exactly do you feel qualifies her tenure as great? The Turkish/Armenian agreement? I see average, not great.
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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Besides all of her other problems, Susan Rice doesn't want anybody asking her where she got 44 million dollars.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Ok, I read it. What exactly do you feel qualifies her tenure as great? The Turkish/Armenian agreement? I see average, not great.
    i would say that it was the transition to an emphasis on diplomacy after a period of hawkish US foreign policy. that would be a tricky transition to make, and she was able to do it almost seamlessly when one considers that the past four years have included multiple revolutions in Northern Africa and in the Middle East. the fact that it didn't turn into more of a foreign policy disaster than it did is a testament to her competence. others might have done much worse.

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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

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    Susan Rice withdraws from consideration as secretary of state - CNN.com

    Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who drew heavy criticism from Republicans over her statements after the September attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission, withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state on Thursday.

    In a letter to President Barack Obama, she said "the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly -- to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country."

    Obama acknowledged her letter in a statement that described her as "an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant."
    Had to happen, but a shame nonetheless. I hope her career is fast-tracked in other ways.
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    Re: Susan Rice Withdraws as Sec of State Candidate

    If I were Obama I would want McCain as Secretary of State. I think that would be funny. Plus it would be like sticking a needle in his eye. The man has been bitter ever since the Republicans made him pick Palin.

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