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November 13, 2012

White House: We're Quite Serious About Appointing Susan Rice as Secretary of State

A good soldier and a useful idiot.

ources tell CBS News that Rice is the likely nominee because of the way she has performed regarding the situations with Iran and North Korea. She could face pushback from Republicans over what she knew about the Benghazi Consulate terror attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that it would be a mistake for Obama to nominate anyone that was involved with the “Benghazi debacle.”

“I’m not entertaining promoting anybody that I think was involved with the Benghazi debacle. We need to get to the bottom of it,” [Lindsey] Graham told CBS News. “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.”

By the way: It is important that we get Petraeus under oath. The speculation is that he desperately wants to get out of testifying -- because he lied last time. But not under oath. At least I hear this briefing was just a briefing and not sworn testimony.

He doesn't want to have to repeat his claims about there being intelligence supporting the "spontaneous protest" narrative under oath.

Update: Bill Kristol just mentioned the theory that Petraeus lied. In fact, he seems to think it is more well-established than a mere "theory." He suggests maybe Petraeus thought he was Helping National Security by lying, rather than just Helping Obama.

Um, I don't care.

Krauthammer is talking about the affair being held over Petraeus' head to encourage his compliance in the cover-up.


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