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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Go Away, Susan Rice | The National Interest Blog

In 1994 she apparently stated, "If we use the word 'genocide' and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November congressional election?"


Please bear in mind, it is racist to criticize a person who evidently viewed hundreds or thousands of dead African women, children and men, as so much political fodder. Also, don't forget that it is unjust for Senators to point out that Ambassador Rice, who fell on her sword for Obama, now has a sword sticking out her body. Finally, it would be most unfair to observe that this candidate for our chief diplomat seems to have a preternatural ability to make people on all parts of the political spectrum (e.g., John McCain, Miss Dowd) hate her. Except our president, who probably should get to choose her for State if he wants to. It does make me nervous, however, to nominate somebody who can't seem to tell a lie without getting caught. Nobody ever said that of Kissinger. --TS

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Posted by: breitling replica watches | Nov 30, 2012 7:04:11 AM

I don't think we should beat ourselves up for human disasters over which we have no control. Ms Rice was perhaps making that human adjustment to powerlessness. Good that you mentioned Dr. Kissinger. BTW when in our history has a President floated a potential Secretary of State in such an attention getting way? my memory is not to be trusted but aren't those appointments generally kept private until the actual nomination? why is this public discussion going on? Obama may have never seriously intended to nominate her.

Posted by: Kieth | Nov 30, 2012 12:14:35 PM