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Rice helping Obama juggle foreign policy crises
Knox news ^ | 5/31/14 | julie Pace

Posted on 05/31/2014 9:15:22 AM PDT by mgist

Once seemingly destined to become secretary of state, Rice now holds a lower profile job at the White House, juggling one global crises after another for Obama and trying to insure that his broad list of foreign policy priorities doesn’t fall by the wayside in the widening storm of problems overseas.

As President Barack Obama's national security adviser, she commands a suite of offices steps from the Oval Office and has more daily access to him than does Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry travels the world and gets the headlines. Rice quietly orchestrates the foreign policy issues put on Obama's desk. These days, Rice has been keeping a list of issues at risk of being ignored: a trade agreement with Asia-Pacific nations, development projects in Africa, protecting gay rights overseas.

Rice said in an interview. "We are trying to put points on the board."I don't have the luxury of saying, I'm going to do these three things and I'm going to put most of my eggs in these baskets," Rice said, adding that when it comes to the foreign policy decision-making process, "I've got to run the whole show." ___ For many, Rice remains best known for her role in the controversy surrounding the deadly 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Days after the assault, she was dispatched to five Sunday talk shows to make the case that the onslaught on a U.S. compound was spontaneous and spurred by anger over an anti-Islam video — a CIA-crafted talking point that turned out to be wrong. Rice quickly became the prime target for Republicans who accused the Obama administration of covering up the truth about the attack in order to protect the president's re-election prospects.

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How much does PR such as this cost?
1 posted on 05/31/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist
I stop reading the news headline after these 4 words, Rice helping Obama juggle
2 posted on 05/31/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: mgist
How much does PR such as this cost?

So far it only costs a nation's future.

3 posted on 05/31/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: mgist

Incompetent helping an incompetent.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 9:29:20 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: mgist
— a CIA-crafted talking point that turned out to be wrong.

The CIA never said it was caused by a 'video'.

And the lies just keep on comin'.

5 posted on 05/31/2014 9:29:23 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: SIRTRIS

Obama was “Hired” to repeat what he was told to repeat, read what he was told to read and behave like he was told to behave. In return he would live like a king, get a few of his choom induced dreams realized and have a big blue airplane, a black limo and a spiffy helicopter to ride around in. Jarrett, Axelrod, Soros and even Moochelle have more say so in the 1/2 White House than he.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 9:30:47 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mgist
Rice has been keeping a list of issues at risk of being ignored: a trade agreement with Asia-Pacific nations, development projects in Africa, protecting gay rights overseas.

I literally laughed out loud when I read that. It's like a parody of a summation of what's important right now.

It's like stupid teenagers are running the country.

7 posted on 05/31/2014 9:33:20 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mgist

Asked about what qualifies her to formulate foreign policy strategies she said: “Danged if I know.”


8 posted on 05/31/2014 9:34:01 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: dead

The blind leading the blinded.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: mgist; All
"How much does PR such as this cost?"

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10 posted on 05/31/2014 9:37:26 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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a very unethical dishonest person.

What would you do if your boss sent you out to lie to the world about a national security incident so he could cover up his responsibility for the murders of four americans? Resign, go public?

She took a promotion from the same guy.

Every one going into llitics needs and injection of shame serum


11 posted on 05/31/2014 9:37:58 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: mgist
spurred by anger over an anti-Islam video — a CIA-crafted talking point that turned out to be wrong.

Trying to rewrite history, one lie at a time. Unless one lie at a time isn't fast enough.

12 posted on 05/31/2014 9:51:50 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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It had to be a dream. The night of September 11, 2012 about 3:00 AM susan rice photo: Susan Rice SusanRiceStevieWonderAppointedUnite.jpg I was tossing and turning when suddenly there was this flash of light at the foot of my bed, this smell of sulfur and, and--yeah, I think it was the Prince of Darkness. No, not Rahm. Yeah, that guy. He said that if I agreed to serve him I would have fame, fortune, the whole nine yards. Well, I was a little nervous so I told him I had already sold my soul to Barack but he assured me Barry was `small potatos' and he could give me so much more! Power! I wouldn't have to kowtow to Clinton. (He said he gave her a similar deal.) Fabulous riches. Travel all over the world. Actors and male models throwing themselves at me! Then he said, "But you understand, of course, that even though you get a long, rich life of screwing people over, eventually you die and then, because I have your soul, you shovel s*** in Hell's stables for Eternity?" And that gave me pause, so I pondered his offer for a few moments (to add some suspense!) and then I said, "OK, it all sounds really great, but ........ what's the catch?" And he said, "That's odd. Hillary asked the same question."
13 posted on 05/31/2014 9:58:56 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: mgist

I don’t know who is doing what behind the scenes, but the result is sure Screwed Up!!!!!!!! BIGTIME!


14 posted on 05/31/2014 10:06:32 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)
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To: mgist
millions!


15 posted on 05/31/2014 10:07:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mgist

“points on the board”; “eggs in one basket”; “run the whole show.”

These children talk a good game.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 10:17:40 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: dead
"It's like stupid teenagers are running the country."


17 posted on 05/31/2014 10:55:52 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mgist

A cia crafted talking point?
That’s not what the cia says.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Yea I’m pretty sure that was,in retaliation for this:

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame calls leak of Kabul operative ‘colossally stupid’

The former agent, who was outed during the George W. Bush administration, said her situation differed from the recent naming of the CIA station chief in Kabul. ‘What an error of huge proportions with tremendous consequences,’ she said during an interview on CNN.

BY LESLIE LARSON NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:28


They are teenage little girls, as far as I’m concerned. (I’m a lady so I can say that.)


19 posted on 05/31/2014 12:49:26 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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20 posted on 05/31/2014 12:57:28 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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21 posted on 05/31/2014 12:57:55 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
The same Susan Rice whom was demonstrative in getting us to start dropping bombs in Libya? I believe the other one whom pressed to go in was Samantha Power. Odunga's version of Boxer and Feinstein
22 posted on 05/31/2014 1:20:32 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: mgist
Rice: Better to have Hamas in power than in streets
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1733397/posts

Rice: Palestinians deserve to live free of ‘occupation’[at an event of pro-Palestinian group]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1717847/posts

US Supplies Fatah With Arms, Rice Decries “Occupation”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1718348/posts

Rice: Israel Must Withdraw from More than Gaza and Samaria
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1333354/posts

Commencement Address at Boston College (Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Boston, Massachusetts, May 22, 2006. US Department of State)

Excerpts:

As a student of a Catholic high school, the Sisters of Loretta taught me, I am pleased to be at an institution of higher education with such strong and celebrated Catholic and Jesuit traditions . . . You see, I got my Master's Degree at Notre Dame. (Boos.) I acquired a passion for the fighting Irish . . . and my family has been college educated and Presbyterian ever since. (Laughter and applause.) . . . I wandered into a course on international politics taught by a Czech refugee who specialized in Soviet studies, a man who had a daughter by the name of Madeleine Albright. With that one class, I was hooked. I discovered that my passion was Russia and all things Russian.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 2:26:03 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: mgist

Hey, the article only said, “Rice...Rice...Rice.” Never mind.

;-)


24 posted on 05/31/2014 2:29:59 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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