It is no secret that the United States had some of it’s worst years of foreign policy under Barack Obama between 2008 and 2016, and that was in large part due to the ineffectiveness of National Security Advisor Susan rice during Obama’s second term. During that time, Rice was instrumental in crafting some of the worst deals that the US government has ever made with foreign actors, including the weak deal that allowed Iran to strengthen it’s nuclear capabilities with no repercussion.
Prior to her stint as Obama’s National Security Advisor, Rice developed quite the reputation for herself when she notoriously lied to the American public about the nature of the Benghazi attacks in 2012 that left four Americans dead. Despite having prior knowledge of terrorist threats and dangerous elements in the area, Rice responded to the attack on national television by claiming that it was not premeditated, but rather a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video:
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo… as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.”
This was of course a lie, as it later came to light that national security officials were aware of the potential for such an attack in Libya, but did not warn the vulnerable American officials and security forces in the area.
Unfortunately, Benghazi was not Rice’s first political blunder. When working for Bill Clintons administration in the 1990’s Rice made headlines for denying that the systematic slaughter of a population of ethnic minorities in Rwanda should be considered “genocide” despite the fact that the situation in Rwanda was the dictionary definition of genocide:
geno·cide | \ ˈje-nə-ˌsīd \
Definition of genocide: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group
And as if denying genocide and lying about the deaths of Americans was not already bad enough, Susan Rice stooped to a new low in 2016 when she played a key role in attempting to spy on U.S. citizens that were affiliated with Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and transition team. This abuse of power by Susan Rice was the beginning of the ridiculous witch hunt that has dominated media headlines since Trump took office in 2017.
When Obama left the White House in 2017, Susan Rice’s career went with him. After so many blunders and missteps, Rice’s respect in American politics had all but vanished. Today, in a sad and desperate attempt to remain relevant, Susan Rice has resorted to throwing insults at current US lawmakers such as Senator Lindsey Graham, whom she called “a piece of sh*t” on an October 22nd podcast.
Senator Lindsey Graham works diligently to protect American lives, which is something that Susan Rice was never able to grasp during her time in politics. Rather than bashing Graham and calling him a “piece of sh*t” maybe Susan Rice should take notes on what a real American looks like.
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