Susan Rice is on thin ice. That’s today’s narrative, after Rice acknowledged Tuesday that she incorrectly characterized the Libya attack as a spontaneous protest, rather than what it obviously was — a terrorist attack.
Still, Ms. Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations, pleads that her remarks were based on the intelligence provided at the time and that she did not intentionally mean to dupe the American public. Her concession was spurred from a meeting on Capitol Hill with three GOP senators who had previously railed against her role in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.
The meeting was, in a nutshell, intended to prep the road for her nomination as Secretary of State if Obama chooses her to succeed Hillary Clinton.
“We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got, and some that we didn’t get,” Senator John McCain of Arizona told reporters. Senator Lindsey Graham added, “Bottom line: I’m more concerned than I was before” — a sentiment also echoed by Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
If he was smart, President Obama should, like he always does — with exception, of course, to Mr. Eric Holder — throw Rice under the bus, rather than boosting her to the position of U.S. Secretary of State. Maybe it’s one of the President’s typical, “we need a black person representing the State Department,” charades. Affirmative action seems to be the only explanation. Because it sure as hell ain’t competence.