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June 06, 2013

Why Is the Walking Disaster Area Susan Rice Being Promoted to NSA?

Hmmm...

Noting that not only is Rice inept, but also has virtually no qualifications for the position to which she's now being appointed, the author speculates:

Or, maybe Obama is smarter than it looks on the surface.By appointing Rice to NSA job means she can invoke executive privilege and doesn’t have to testify on Capitol Hill. And she will certainly be a loyal soldier if she is now sitting 40 yards from the Oval Office.

Hmmm….is Obama now taking Rice out of the running to be a key witness in the inevitable Benghazi hearings? Once she's on the White House staff, she can hide behind the veil of executive privilege.

Stay tuned. This story is far from over.

Yeah, I don't know about that, because while executive privilege may apply to advice given to the president, I don't think it's job-dependent, and I don't think it covers past communications not made to the president.

I expect there might be some debunking here. I'm putting it up because I don't know, and want to know, and I figure someone will Put Me Some F'n' Information.

Meanwhile, you'll be happy to know that Michael Eric Dyson, last seen announcing that Eric Holder was the "Moses of our age," pronounces the little-accomplished Rice to among the the most brilliant people walking the earth today.

Reading false talking points to the nation was quite within Rice's wheelhouse: she's long curried favor with dictators by ignoring their abuses.

Recently, during a meeting at the U.N. mission of France, after the French ambassador told Rice that the U.N. needed to do more to intervene in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rice was said to have replied: “It’s the eastern DRC. If it’s not M23, it’s going to be some other group,” according to an account given by a human-rights worker who spoke with several people in the room. (Rice’s spokesman said he was familiar with the meeting but did not know if she made the comment.)

If true, that rather jaded observation would appear to echo a Rice remark that Howard French, a long-timeNew York Times correspondent in Africa, related in an essay in the New York Review of Books in 2009, which was highly critical of Rice. In the article, headlined “Kagame’s Secret War in the Congo,” in which French calls the largely ignored conflict “one of the most destructive wars in modern history,” he suggests that Rice either naïvely or callously trusted new African leaders such as Kagame and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda to stop any future genocide, saying, “They know how to deal with that. The only thing we have to do is look the other way.”

She seems to view diplomacy as a con, or a conspiracy of the Decision Makers against the people.



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