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Susan Rice: Why I Withdrew
The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Amb. Susan Rice

Posted on 12/13/2012 6:06:14 PM PST by kristinn

On Thursday I asked that President Obama no longer consider me for the job of secretary of state. I made this decision because it is the right step for this country I love. I have never shied away from a fight for a cause I believe in. But, as it became clear that my potential nomination would spark an enduring partisan battle, I concluded that it would be wrong to allow this debate to continue distracting from urgent national priorities — creating jobs, growing our economy, addressing our deficit, reforming our immigration system and protecting our national security.

These are the issues that deserve our focus, not a controversy about me. On Sept. 16, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was unavailable after a grueling week, the White House asked me to appear on five Sunday talk shows to discuss a range of foreign policy issues: the protests against our diplomatic facilities around the world; the attack in Benghazi, Libya; and Iran’s nuclear program.

When discussing Benghazi, I relied on fully cleared, unclassified points provided by the intelligence community, which encapsulated their best current assessment. These unclassified points were consistent with the classified assessments I received as a senior policymaker. It would have been irresponsible for me to substitute any personal judgment for our government’s and wrong to reveal classified material. I made clear in each interview that the information I was providing was preliminary and that ongoing investigations would give us definitive answers. I have tremendous appreciation for our intelligence professionals, who work hard to provide their best assessments based on the information available. Long experience shows that our first accounts of terrorist attacks and other tragedies often evolve over time. The intelligence community did its job in good faith. And so did I.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; christopherstevens; obama; susanrice
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Susan Rice fell on her sword to protect Obama and keep herself from answering questions under oath about Benghazi.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 6:06:21 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Too bad Obama’s father didn’t pull out too.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 6:10:42 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: kristinn
A shameless partisan hack lamenting partisanship.

How cute!

3 posted on 12/13/2012 6:11:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: kristinn

I wouldn’t trust Susan Rice to walk my two dogs down the block to take a poo..I doubt even she could do that right


4 posted on 12/13/2012 6:12:46 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

She didn’t want to answer questions about her past work in Africa exposed recently by the WSJ. (Short story: thousands dead, Tyrants supported. Look it up.)


5 posted on 12/13/2012 6:12:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: kristinn

6 posted on 12/13/2012 6:13:16 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: kristinn

Susan Rice: Why I withdrew.

Because I know, in my heart and mind, that I am:’

*A liar
*Incompetent
*Morally corrupt
*an Obama asskissing toadie
*a Hillary asskissing toadie
*I hate America
*I hate our military
*I hate the CIA and our other security people
*I don’t even know where Libya and Benghazi are, and couldn’t give a shit
* The North Koreans embarrassed the crap out of me by shooting off their missile when I told them not to
* I’ve got a job with some far-left, probably Soros-funded think tank awaiting me so I can really work hard on selling out my country for The Messiah Obama
*Jesse Jackson wants to date me


7 posted on 12/13/2012 6:15:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kristinn

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171191983312134.html?KEYWORDS=susan+rice


8 posted on 12/13/2012 6:18:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: kristinn

I was channel surfing and caught a few moments of NBC Nightly News.

Andrea Mitchell was reporting on Rice’s request to not be considered for the SoS position. Mitchell was claiming the mean ole obstructionist Republicans who were threatening to oppose Rice’s nomination as being behind Rice’s decision to not seek the position.

Mitchell’s allegations to blame the Republicans was extremely convoluted, but she gave the report with a straight face.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 6:18:13 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: kristinn

She did fall on her sword to protect Obama from revealing his treasonous dealings with the Mujahadeen Islamofascists , to whom he was busily distributing SAM missiles and other ordnance from Libya.But the fact is that
Benghazi was a staged event that went wrong.Obama is good at staging events, just like he staged the capture/assassination of Osama Bin Ladin.

This is Rice taking the 5th!

Aw, little Susan won’t come out to play???

McCain and Newt put the boots to Rice, quite effectively.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 6:22:09 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: kristinn

Exactly. Under oath, I may add.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 6:23:01 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: kristinn

A more honest response would have been:

“On Thursday I asked that President Obama no longer consider me for the job of secretary of state. I made this decision because it is the right step for consolidating progressive control over crackers who cling to guns and religion. I have never shied away from a fight for a cause I believe in. But, as it became clear that my potential nomination would undermine the successful campaign by President Obama’s media lapdogs to squelch any inquiry into his malfeasance in not protecting Americans, his cowardice in not defending them, and his dishonesty in describing the slaughter of four americans, including our Ambassador. Obama’s work of destruction is nearly done. It would be a shame if the nomination fight were to prevent his finishing the job.”


12 posted on 12/13/2012 6:23:19 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: TomGuy

Although I never did consider Mitchell as being a serious journalist because of her very low intelligence, Rush has mad it even more difficult. Every time I see her or even see her name, I hear Rush Limbaugh doing his Andrea Mitchell impersonation. LOL!


13 posted on 12/13/2012 6:23:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: kristinn
When discussing Benghazi, I relied on fully cleared, unclassified points provided by the intelligence community, which encapsulated their best current assessment. These unclassified points were consistent with the classified assessments I received as a senior policymaker.

There you go again, Susan. . .don't you see. . .this is the problem. WHO within the "intelligence community" provided you with this patently FALSE information? . . .that's what we want to know. . .who?. . got it?

14 posted on 12/13/2012 6:23:58 PM PST by McBuff
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To: llevrok

LOL! Funny how Rice’s withdrawal comes just a few hours after it’s announced Hillary will testify on the 20th.. With news of Rice’s withdrawal I thought for sure today must be Friday!


15 posted on 12/13/2012 6:25:58 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: kristinn

Communists are so predictable. No way Obungle was going to let her go before a Senate Conformation Committee to try and cover for his lying deeds! Obungle will just make her his new national security adviser and that will be that!


16 posted on 12/13/2012 6:27:39 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: kristinn
On the John Bachelor show she was
described an "abrasive political hack".

Just what we need at SoS


17 posted on 12/13/2012 6:28:18 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: kristinn
But, as it became clear that my potential nomination would spark an enduring partisan battle, I concluded that it would be wrong to allow this debate to continue distracting from urgent national priorities . . . . . .

The humility is breathtaking. Does she REALLY think she is THAT important?? She's not!

Susan Rice is just another skirmish in a war started by the leftists long ago. She isn't quitting for the reasons she claims - she's quitting because she won't be able to stand up under withering questioning by Republicans. She, undoubtedly, knows about too many skeletons and zero is probably afraid they would be exposed under questioning.

Acording to the news tonight, though, that leaves John f'n Kerry as the next choice. His "Ugh!" factors are about as high as Rice's.

18 posted on 12/13/2012 6:28:50 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: McBuff

I’m surprised she didn’t say ‘intelligence WORLD’ instead of ‘community’. At least she narrowed it down a bit. /s


19 posted on 12/13/2012 6:29:23 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: TomGuy

>> but she gave the report with a straight face.

She has no other face.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 6:31:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: kristinn

Don’’’’’’’’’t much care why you withdrew you lying sack.

Glad you took one for zero...wonder what your payoff is....


21 posted on 12/13/2012 6:35:13 PM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: kristinn

Clinton wanted Kerry - the trashing of Rice came from the left... (There hasn’t been a white male in that spot for over 20 years - maybe Clinton wanted ‘balance’ or something...


22 posted on 12/13/2012 6:35:45 PM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: kristinn
Susan Rice fell on her sword to protect Obama

Too bad though that she fell on the flat of the blade.

23 posted on 12/13/2012 6:37:02 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: kristinn

How can she withdraw she was never nominated?


24 posted on 12/13/2012 6:39:51 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Red_Devil 232
The more she's embarrassed by having been talked into lying for him in exchange for a promotion, the more adamantly he defends her. She's probably furious at 0bama and he keeps trying to kiss and make up and pull her out of the muck he bribed her into.

But, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!; Re-election DONE!! She's a hero to 0bama for saving him but he's no hero to her NOW.

25 posted on 12/13/2012 6:40:33 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Given her history, your dogs would likely end up dead.
26 posted on 12/13/2012 6:44:36 PM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Probably..thats why I wouldnt allow her to watch them for 2 seconds.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 6:47:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TomGuy
I was channel surfing and caught a few moments of NBC Nightly News.

Unfortunately I could not avoid seeing more than a few moments.

NBC never got around to describing the Republicans' reasons for objecting to Rice's nomination, or describing the obvious political benefits of Rice's "blame the video" narrative. A typical uninformed viewer would have been left with the impression that Republicans were just playing some strange political game, with the possible exception of John McCain, for whom opposing Rice was "personal."

In short, NBC intentionally presented a lie as the truth. They have been doing that for so long they have forgotten how reprehensible it is.

28 posted on 12/13/2012 6:48:35 PM PST by TChad
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To: kristinn

Susan Rice, “blah blah blah blah blah”

Obama didn’t want more exposure on his disgraceful handling of Benghazi. She didn’t withdraw from consideration, she was told to jump under the bus.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 6:49:08 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: kristinn

Who were all those Americans at the Benghazi Embassy who escaped, many of whom were injured and supposedly hospitalized? Odd they haven’t been identified.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 6:53:47 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: kristinn

Susan sez: “Two things here: One, I know my Senate confirmation hearing will be a totally FUBARed train wreck and I don’t need that; Two, by maintaining my position with the UN I can provide cover for Hillary. And we certainly all know Hillary, the next POTUS, needs to be covered.”


31 posted on 12/13/2012 6:59:02 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: kristinn; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
HA-Ha, Obama played the ‘stand by woman’ act after Senate RINOs lined up against her.

But then a lib group got mad at her over nothing and then Obama caves.
Susan Rice under fire from left for investments in Keystone pipeline firm (Published November 30, 2012 FoxNews.com)

In spite of this nothing victory and the libs on MSNBC whining up a storm tonight over this (very entertaining) I see little improvement if both groups RINOs and Dems confirm boo-boo-on-the butt Purple Heart John Kerry instead.

Susan is definitely better looking and sounding than Kerry.


32 posted on 12/13/2012 7:01:08 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Brandonmark

The question that the MSM does not want to ask...


33 posted on 12/13/2012 7:01:36 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Twinkie

There are a lot of people who would like to know who they are and get their story. I contend they are dedicated State Department employees and will not deviate from what the Obama Administration or Hillery’s handlers tell them to say!


34 posted on 12/13/2012 7:06:04 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: kristinn

I think it was a fake notion anyway. They didn’t want us to see their sleight of hand. If possible, who it will be, will be far, far worse IMO.


35 posted on 12/13/2012 7:06:48 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: kristinn

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Rice-a-Roni is worth well over 20 million buckeroos

Much of is invested in Canada -

She has huge investments in the Canadian Oil Pipeline....

.


36 posted on 12/13/2012 7:08:54 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: sickoflibs
Susan is definitely better looking and sounding than Kerry.

How does she say "Genghis Khan"?

37 posted on 12/13/2012 7:12:45 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

This rice subhuman should be waterboarded prior to entering a Supermax. What an idiot toady.


38 posted on 12/13/2012 7:23:29 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: kristinn

Obama would have to be pulled out of a golf game to be distracted by any of the concerns Rice listed. For certain he isn’t going to be creating any jobs, or do any growing of the economy. His addressing the deficit will be a matter of growing it, and opening our borders to anyone isn’t what amounts to immigration reform.


39 posted on 12/13/2012 7:51:57 PM PST by pallis
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To: Revolting cat!

Gee, you mean someone actually looked into her record? How unusual!


40 posted on 12/13/2012 8:13:45 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: kristinn

I stopped reading when she said she loved this country.


41 posted on 12/13/2012 8:16:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn
Self-serving lies from a beltway prima donna.
42 posted on 12/13/2012 8:20:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: sickoflibs; kristinn; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy

“...Susan is definitely better looking and sounding than Kerry....”

She’s a TOTAL lib douchebag either way.


43 posted on 12/13/2012 9:15:02 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: kristinn
If the White House didn't have a lot to hide Obama wouldn't have asked her to withdraw her name. At this point she knows too much about Benghazi which could be extracted under oath. Now maybe somebody will ask John Kerry, under oath, if he really went on secret missions to Cambodia.
44 posted on 12/14/2012 12:33:01 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Mmmmmmmm......let me extrapolate on your insightful near-perfect list:

Rev Jesse Jackson wants to date Tne Benghai Ricer---and is suggesting a threesome w/ the "convalescing" Jesse Jackson Jr---as a way to (cough) lift his son's (ahem) spirits.

45 posted on 12/14/2012 4:09:16 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: sickoflibs
Susan Rice drops out of Secy of State contention----and not a moment too soon.

She was adjusting her jock strap and had several Sunday TV talks lined-up.

Planned to tell the Nation that the WH's Benghazi talking points included the tidbit that Pearl Harbor was sparked by a Charlie Chan movie.

46 posted on 12/14/2012 4:12:22 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: Liz
Well Susan played the fool for Obama’s secret Benghazi mission.... but whomever tapped her to become his face on the liberals Sunday worship hours, already knew that JFKerry wanted to be the next Secretary of State. AND old lord McCain, who sought to be on JFKerry’s presidential ticket in 2004, pops up to serve his best Senatorial friend in a time of need.

Wonder if we will ever find out whose idea it was to send Susan out on a fool's errand?

47 posted on 12/14/2012 4:17:22 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: kristinn

I heard that in her younger college days she was a Black Panther sex object


48 posted on 12/14/2012 5:00:46 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Liz; NFHale; kristinn; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy

It is fun watching the Dems whine on TV yesterday and again this morning. “That poor brilliant minority woman thrown under the bus” (lib) Woman’s groups outraged. “How could Obama do this?”, “Those evil Republicans”

But the bigger picture is that Hillary has spent the four years totally protected from the type of setup jobs that they (she probably) sent Rice out on. Hillary is never anywhere to be found during a crisis, till its over and time to take credit (she fired the kill shot on Bin Laden I heard)

So the mill says its either Kerry or Hagal for SoS, and Hillary runs for POTUS in 2016. They are all part of the club. Should be a love in during Senate hearings.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 5:11:47 AM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s whitey’s fault that Susan Rice is a big fat liar and that her Marxist media homies did not have the total power to tell and protect her lies.

I’m just glad the liberals saw their weakness. Every time they go on a big lie campaign...they might get nailed by real journalists who are looking over their sholders.


50 posted on 12/14/2012 7:23:03 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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