Susan Rice Articles


Obama Avoided Syria Action to Help Iran Negotiations

4:44 PM, Sep 08, 2015

Over the weekend, the Washington Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt argued that Syria may be “the most surprising of President Obama’s foreign-policy legacies: not just that he presided over a humanitarian and cultural disaster of epochal proportions, but that he soothed the American people into feeling no responsibility for the tragedy.”

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Susan Rice: Money from Iran Deal Will Be Used to Support Terror

7:29 PM, Jul 16, 2015

Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor, said on CNN that at least some money that Iran will receive from the nuclear deal will be used by the regime to support terrorism. 

"We should expect that some portion of that money would go to the Iranian military and could potentially be used for the kinds of bad behavior that we have seen in the region up until now," Rice admitted on CNN.

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Susan Rice: 'We Have Ended Two Wars Responsibly'

4:19 PM, May 20, 2015

Susan Rice, speaking at the German embassy, on Tuesday night:

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Did Susan Rice Disclose Classified Info on Iran?

8:16 AM, Apr 21, 2015

Bloomberg's Eli Lake reports Tuesday that the Obama administration kept secret until the beginning of April Iran's two to three month breakout time for a nuclear weapon, saying "the administratio

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Flashback: Top Dems Praised Bergdahl-Taliban Swap

2:43 PM, Mar 25, 2015

The United States Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and "misbehavior before the enemy." Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by Taliban-aligned forces for nearly five years before the Obama administration negotiated a deal with the Taliban forces.

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Failing Ignobly

Remember the UN?
12:15 PM, Mar 08, 2015

The big speech last week was, of course, the one given before Congress by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was a forceful performance. Nancy Pelosi said that she was so dismayed by both the style and the substance of the prime ministers speech that she was nearly reduced to tears.

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Susan Rice: Not 'Achievable' to Stop Iran from Nuclear Enrichment

8:28 PM, Mar 02, 2015

Susan Rice told AIPAC It was "neither realistic nor achievable" to expect Iran to stop enriching uranium:

"We cannot let a totally unachievable ideal stand in the way of a good deal. I know that some of you will be urging Congress to insist that Iran forgo its domestic enrichment capacity entirely," Rice told AIPAC, as the crowd broke in to chear.

"But, but, but as desirable as that would be, it is neither realistic nor achievable."

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Kerry Contradicts Administration: Bibi 'Welcome to Speak in the U.S.'

'We don't want to see this turned into some great political football.'
9:40 AM, Mar 01, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry contradicted National Security Adviser Susan Rice by saying that Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "welcome to speak in the United States" and by saying that the U.S.-Israel relationship is at an historic high. Kerry made the comments this morning on ABC:

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A Conversation Between the President and Susan Rice

A Parody.
12:57 PM, Jul 28, 2014

The following is a transcript of a conversation in the Oval Office passed to me simultaneously by the German, French, and British intelligence services, along with copies of their governments' complaints about the immorality of American spying on its allies.

Rice: Mr. President, I have some bad news.

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Susan Rice Accuses Republicans in Senate of Harming National Security

6:11 AM, Jun 30, 2014

Writing on the White House blog, Ambassador Susan Rice, the president’s national security advisor, accuses the Senate of harming national security by not confirming more ambassadorial nominees. Rice contends that the current backlog of forty-eight is unnecessary and harmful:

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Did Gitmo Detainees Know of Transfer Before Congress?

3:53 PM, Jun 09, 2014

Did the detainees in Guantanamo Bay know about the transfer of five senior Taliban commanders before members of Congress?

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Kerry Refuses to Say Bergdahl Served With 'Honor and Distinction'

11:49 AM, Jun 08, 2014

In an interview with CNN, Secretary of State John Kerry is careful not to say that Bowe Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction."

CNN's Elise Labott asks Kerry, "Some people say Bowe Bergdahl is being swiftboated. Do you agree with that? Did he serve with honor and distinction, as National Security Advisor Rice said?"

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Rice: Bergdahl Did 'Very Honorable Thing'

2:00 PM, Jun 06, 2014

National Security Adviser Susan Rice is sticking by her praise for Sgt. Bergdahl. Sort of. 

When asked by CNN about her praise for Bergdahl, whom she said served the U.S. with "honor and distinction," she suggested she was talking about his decision to join the military. 

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What Did Obama and Rice Know?

7:25 AM, Jun 03, 2014

The New York Times reports that Bowe Bergdahl made it clear to those he served with that he was going AWOL.

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Susan Rice: Bergdahl Served With 'Honor and Distinction'

8:12 AM, Jun 02, 2014

President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, said on ABC that Bowe Bergdahl "served the United States with honor and distinction" and that "Sergeant Bergdahl wasn't simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield."

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Benghazi Lies

May 12, 2014

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last summer by Judicial Watch, the Obama administration last week released 41 documents related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. An email from the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has received most of the attention. In it, Rhodes laid out four goals for Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who would be appearing on five Sunday talk shows 36 hours later.

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A Data Point for Susan Rice

2:44 PM, Dec 27, 2013

When interviewed by Lesley Stahl for 60 Minutes, national security advisor Susan Rice responded to one question with:

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A Surfeit of Modesty

8:05 AM, Oct 30, 2013

Whether it’s “pivoting” or “rebalancing,” the Obama administration’s unceasing efforts to turn retreat into a virtue – particularly when it comes to the Middle East – have become a distinguishing feature of this president’s national security strategy.

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W.H. Sends Out Rice, Who Misled on Benghazi, to Make Case for Syria

8:01 AM, Sep 09, 2013

Susan Rice famously blamed the Benghazi terror attack that took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on an Internet video. She further said the terror attack occurred after a spontaneous protest over that anti-Muslim film got out of hand, instead of blaming the al Qaeda backed terrorists responsible for the murders.

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Administration's Effort at 'Combating Wildlife Trafficking' to Be Monitored By the National Security Advisor

12:14 PM, Jul 01, 2013

Today is Susan Rice's first day on the job as National Security Advisor. And already her portfolio has been expanded. 

President Obama signed today an executive order on "Combating Wildlife Trafficking." The directive reads, "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to address the significant effects of wildlife trafficking on the national interests of the United States, I hereby order as follows:"

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The Macho Dynamic

Jun 24, 2013

When newspaper editors get together for their next good head-scratching session​—​Why do they hate us? Why don’t they take us seriously? Why are they abandoning us in droves?​—​someone should hand out copies of Ruth Marcus’s column “The girls are back” from the June 12 issue of the Washington Post

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Kristol Podcast: Obama's Worrisome National Security Picks

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:24 PM, Jun 05, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Susan Rice's promotion, the nomination of Samantha Power to be the next ambassador to the United Nations, and Congress's investigation into the Internal Revenue Service scandal.

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Senator: Susan Rice 'Deserves to Be Subpoenaed,' Not an Apology

6:17 AM, May 23, 2013

South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham was asked last night whether he's going to apologize to Susan Rice. He said that she doesn't deserve an apology; she "deserves to be subpoenaed."

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Responding to the Washington Post on Benghazi

4:50 PM, May 17, 2013

The Washington Post editorial board is quite upset with “Republicans and conservative media obsessed” with the “phony” issue of the administration’s misleading public explanation of the nature of the attacks in Benghazi. In a lengthy editorial, the Post makes a haughtier and more condescending version of a complaint we’ve heard from others. So it’s worth a response.

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Obama on Benghazi: 'There's No There There'

11:07 AM, May 13, 2013

At a press conference today at the White House, President Obama said "There's no there there" on criticism of how his administration handled the Benghazi terror attack:

 

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Dem Rep. on Benghazi Talking Points: 'It Was Scrubbed ... It Was False Information. There's No Excuse For That.'

9:28 AM, May 05, 2013

Democratic congressman Stephen Lynch said this morning on TV that Susan Rice used "scrubbed" talking points on Benghazi to deliver "false information" to the American people: 

"Absolutely, they were false, they were wrong," said Lynch, after being asked about Steve Hayes's report on "The Benghazi Talking Points."

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Report: Obama Considering Susan Rice for National Security Adviser

7:24 PM, Mar 09, 2013

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador the United Nations, is being considered to be the next national security adviser to the president of the United States, according to media reports. 

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Kerry: Obama Offered Me the Job a Week Before Susan Rice Pulled Out

White House refuses to comment.
12:33 PM, Feb 01, 2013

John Kerry says that President Obama offered him the secretary of state job a week before Susan Rice publicly pulled out of the running for the job.

 

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Hillary: 'I Wasn't Involved in the Talking Points Process'

10:12 AM, Jan 23, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to throw Susan Rice under the bus when she plainly stated this morning on Capitol Hill, "I wasn't involved in the talking points process." The question was regarding Rice's misleading statements on the Benghazi terror attack on the Sunday morning after the four Americans were killed.

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