Susan Rice, Who Lied About Benghazi Libya Could Be Obama’s Next National Security Adviser

March 10, 2013 12:38 pmViews: 1430

Susan Rice Obama National Security Adviser?

Later this year President Obama will be looking to replace his national security adviser Thomas E. Donilon and you won't believe who leads the field to fill the important position. That would be none other than US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice. Yes, that Susan Rice who went on 5 Sunday morning talk shows just 5 days after the US Consulate in Benghazi Libya was attacked and lied repeatedly about who and what caused the attack. In that terrorist attack, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 others were killed. Stevens was the first United States Ambassador to die on the job in 33 years.

So this is the person our President wants to be advising him on measures of great importance to national security. It is kind of ironic that Rice may attain that position since this particular job would place her at the forefront of foreign-policy decision making and allow her to have more input than Secretary of State John F. Kerry in shaping President Obama's foreign policy. Let's not forget Susan Rice was in the running for the position of Secretary of State but Obama withdrew her choice as a nomination because of pressure from Republican law makers due to her lying about the Benghazi attack.

While Republican's were called every name in the book, including racist, for opposing Rice's Sec of State bid, this is a way Obama can get her in a higher position of authority and closer to working directly with him without her needing to be confirmed by the Senate.

Read more on Rice possible becoming national security adviser to Obama below from The Washington Post:

Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Thomas E. Donilon as President Obama’s national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president’s thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John F. Kerry in shaping the president’s foreign policy.

The appointment would mark a dramatic twist of fortune for Rice, whose prospects to become the country’s top diplomat fizzled last year after a round of television appearances in which she provided what turned out to be a flawed account of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

That episode ignited a firestorm of criticism from Senate Republicans, who questioned her honesty and vowed to oppose her nomination and exposed misgivings from more liberal detractors who questioned whether her temperament, her family’s investments and her relations with African strongmen made her unfit to lead the State Department.

In plotting her political rehabilitation, Rice has kept whatever disappointment she may have felt in check, employing humor to blunt the indignity of the experience.

At the same time, her staff has sought to erect a more protective shield around her, moving to restrict access by mid-level foreign delegates suspected of leaking details about her more controversial positions and sometimes undiplomatic remarks in confidential deliberations at the United Nations.

Last month, Rice marked her reentry onto the national political stage with an appearance on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, a sympathetic host who denounced the “malevolence” of her Republican critics and urged her to respond with her trademark cussing. “What would you say to them?” he asked. “And feel free to talk like a sailor.”

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