President Obama is in a pickle. But it’s a pickle of his own making. Obama has made it known he wants United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to replace the departing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Rice has been a long-time supporter and faithful foot soldier for Obama. Rice also has been under fire, as she should be, for being the face of the false and specious narrative coming from the White House about the Libya murders.
There are one of two reasons why Rice, and whoever is behind her, stood by her deceptive and misleading story for so long. One reason is that they are intentionally lying to cover up their incompetence and the truth doesn’t square with their claim that al-Qaeda has been decimated. The second reason is they just plain don’t care enough about a murdered ambassador to bother to demand answers about the facts then or now. And they think America won’t know any different.
Back to the president’s pickle. If Susan Rice is to be nominated and confirmed, the process will require her to answer the tough questions about her role, who gave her the deceptive information and why.
Though the president has been largely ineffective as a leader, he is shamelessly effective as a politician. Does he proceed with Rice’s nomination knowing he will face damaging testimony, or throw his longtime confidante and supporter under the bus, denying her a chance to reach the pinnacle of her career in order to protect himself?
Did I say he was a shameless politician? Politics will win out. Says here there is zero chance Obama will allow Rice to be nominated.