Comments for: Susan Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate; criticism from Collins cited as red flag

Posted Dec. 13, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 14, 2012, at 6:17 a.m.

WASHINGTON — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name Thursday as President Barack Obama’s leading candidate for secretary of state, saying the administration could not afford a “lengthy, disruptive and costly” confirmation fight over statements she made about the extremist attack in Libya that killed four Americans. Rice called Obama …

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  • Anonymous

    Sheand her band of bufoons should be prosecuted for dereliction of duty

    • Anonymous

      if the issue is dereliction of duty the entire Republican House should be behind bars and Bush should be in the slammer for WAR crimes. The only problem is they’d probably break the prison system due to the demand for Depends.

      • Anonymous

        Nice spin!Dems wanted war just as much as republicans quit trying to rewrite facts.Repeating it does not make it true.War crimes what about deserting Americans in benghazi just to get elected.

        • Anonymous

          And all this over Kerry’s senate seat. I think Obama should tap John Huntsman for SOS. That way if them old red necks really want Kerry’s senate seat they’ll have to eat their own or except him.

          Yeah benghazi my foot don’t hear much of the benghazi war cry lately, huh. Wouldn’t it be great if these Republican frauds would get their nickers in a twist when 28 people get shot at a school? Where’s the outrage about lose of life? Pathetic pandering pack of pachyderm pukes.

        • Anonymous

          The administration new within hours what really happened. They sent Rice out with the lie to buy time till the election was over. It worked well and now it’s time for Rice to fall on the sword. Making a story out of this keeps the heat off Obama and Biden lying during the election.

  • Anonymous

    Susan Rice’s problems extend beyond Benghazi. Her tenure as assistant secretary of state for African affairs during the Clinton administration was marked by some colossal diplomatic failures and missteps. There is little doubt that history would have come out in great detail during the confirmation hearings. She saved herself the embarrassment of having to defend her record and we are better off that she has taken herself out of the running.

  • Anonymous

    The CIA, covering their 6, has hung out the entire administration on this one. Meanwhile, the Rs are trying to make political hay out of a tragedy of the CIA’s undoing. Anything to save some face after their plural defeats on Nov. 6.

  • Anonymous

    No member of GWB’s administration involved with his Iraq invasion debacle and 9/11 intel failures will EVER be confirmed by the Senate. Bye-bye Condoleeza.

    • Anonymous

      Nor should they

    • Anonymous

      At least there were no deaths for elections.

  • castinem8

    It’s all Susan’s fault, again. Some moderate republican she is.. “But White House attempts to mollify critics and round up support by sending Rice to Capitol Hill for two days of meetings last month backfired when moderates such as Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, declined to endorse her.”

  • Anonymous

    Susan Collins was dragged in when it was pointed out Kelly Ayotte didn’t sit on any relevant Committees – and McCain and Graham knew they had to include a woman in their witchhunt. So this will be the legacy of Susan Collins everyone remembers: a crass political sellout to get Scott Brown back in the Senate, to hell with the good of the country. She must be very proud.

  • Anonymous

    Rice fell on her sword to cover up death for elections.The great campaigner promised her a nice cushy well paying job after the smoke cleared watch and see.

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