Rice is best known for promulgating the false “anti-Muslim video” story about the cause of the Benghazi disaster. In her defense, many democratic leaders have said numerous times that she was only repeating information on talking points that had been given to her. Whether or not she participated in the creation of the talking points she so vehemently endorsed on television is a moot point. However, she may now be in a better position to craft what appears on TV with her new title.
With Attorney General Eric Holder getting more and more flack from members of Congress, Obama is hard pressed to keep his inner circle intact. Amazingly enough, Rice’s replacement at the United Nations will be a young lady who was dismissed from an Obama Presidential campaign reportedly because she had called Hillary Clinton a “monster.” How the President will square this with former Secretary of State Clinton, whom he warmly embraced for her four-year term, is questionable
Getting back to Rice, whose troubled TV appearances were apparently caused by Hillary’s refusal to go on the tube before the public, she will now be in a better position to personally change or redact intelligence reports.
Now that the Benghazi matter is entering its ninth month of controversy, it is apparent that Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was absolutely correct when he identified the attack on the day following as a “terrorist” event. He received enormous pounding from the liberal press for supposedly “politicizing” a tragedy that took four American lives. Actually, as we now have learned, it was the Democrats who were “politicizing” the event in order that it not affect Obama’s chances for re-election.
Also, yet to be learned is the role that then CIA Director Petraeus played. He apparently immediately identified Benghazi as a victim of organized terrorism. His initial report, which surfaced not too long ago, was reduced by two-thirds, either by the intelligence community, the State Department or unknown personages working on Obama’s campaign. Coincidentally, Petraeus was involved in a career-ending scandal shortly after the Benghazi incident.
With scandals erupting on an almost daily basis, Obama’s rating with the public is showing a sharp decline. It is little wonder that he continues to protect and embrace those that have been most forceful in the prevarications that have come out of DC. While AG Holder teeters on the verge of another contempt citation by Congress, and Jay Carney continues to obfuscate, Obama has been notable in seeking meetings outside of Washington, DC.
With all of the unanswered questions swirling about the Capitol, it is still amazing to note that an insider who may be able to blow the whistle is missing in action. That individual would be Vice President Joe Biden.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
Harry Spencer is a long-time northern Nevada resident.