Rice To Replace Hillary?

President Barack Obama is putting together his cabinet for a second term, including a new CIA director. So far, only Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed she will leave. And Republicans are already objecting to her potential replacement.

CBS News has learned that President Obama is likely to nominate Susan Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to replace Clinton as Secretary of State. 

White House sources say the president feels he should be able to choose the cabinet members he wants, and they say that Rice has performed well on Iran and North Korea. But Rice was the public face of the administration’s response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying that they were prompted by a spontaneous protest — not terrorism — and she has come under fire from Republicans.

When asked about the possibility of Rice’s nomination as Secretary of State, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had this to say on CBS News’ “Face the Nation”: “I’m not entertaining, promoting anybody that I think was involved with the Benghazi debacle. We need to get to the bottom of it. The president has a lot of leeway with me and others when it comes to making appointments, but I’m not going to promote somebody who I think has misled the country or is either incompetent. That’s my view of Susan Rice.”…


Beyond Benghazi, in the name of hundreds of thousands of dead black folks, this nomination should be opposed:

Susan Rice has been criticized for her role in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that would claim over 800,000 lives. There was great pressure on Susan Rice, who was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Clinton Administration, to intervene. Many in the State department have commented on Susan Rice stating that “it was an election year” and that is why she did not want the U.S. involved. In Samantha Power’s study of the U.S. reaction to genocide, As an Africa expert on the NSC, she shocked an interagency conference call by interjecting domestic politics into the discussion of the administration’s policy options. “If we use the word ‘genocide,’” Rice allegedly asked her colleagues, “and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] election?” Rice later told Power that while she didn’t remember saying that [Although “many” others reportedly did remember!], “If I said it, it was completely inappropriate.”


The woman lost her soul somewhere in the Ivy League, and an insincere mea culpa cannot restore it.

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