SUSAN RICE WITHDRAWS FROM SEC OF STATE CONSIDERATION

  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 13, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    From Politico

    United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice told NBC News Thursday that she is withdrawing her name from consideration to be appointed Secretary of State by President Barack Obama, according to the network.

    "If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities," Rice wrote in a letter to the president, posted on NBC's website. "That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time."

    For more information... http://www.politico.com

  • HottJoe

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    Dec 13, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    Does that mean it will be John Kerry?
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    Dec 13, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    John McCain knows no shame. Too bad a qualified candidate has to withdraw because the insane republicans just can't seem to do what is best for the country without running everything through the Fox News filter.
  • musclmed

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    Dec 13, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    madfacts saidJohn McCain knows no shame. Too bad a qualified candidate has to withdraw because the insane republicans just can't seem to do what is best for the country without running everything through the Fox News filter.


    Even excluding benghazi, she spent most of the time as UN ambassador in washington DC. She had almost no success in the UN. She did not even object when Iran was voted to the UN commission on women.

    She did the right thing because likely she will have some other appointment within the next weeks.

    I can go point for point on why she shouldn't be confirmed to a non-political post.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 13, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    Very sad indeed.. I was sorry to hear this!

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  • Webster666

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    Dec 14, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    Politics.

    It'll be tough to fill Hillary's shoes.
    Everybody's talking as if it'll be Senator John Kerry...
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    John McCain, THE MAN WHO CHOSE SARAH FRIGGIN PALIN TO BE HIS VP,
    said he found Ambassador Susan Rice "to be not very bright".

    McCain said this without bursting out laughing at himself.
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    Dec 14, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    GeorgeLifts saidJohn McCain, THE MAN WHO CHOSE SARAH FRIGGIN PALIN TO BE HIS VP,
    said he found Ambassador Susan Rice "to be not very bright".

    McCain said this without bursting out laughing at himself.

    OMG! Good point!!
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    Dec 14, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidFrom Politico

    United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice told NBC News Thursday that she is withdrawing her name from consideration to be appointed Secretary of State by President Barack Obama, according to the network.

    "If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities," Rice wrote in a letter to the president, posted on NBC's website. "That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time."

    For more information... http://www.politico.com


    Make sense given the baggage, fairly or unfairly, that she carries. That said, why was the media even talking about her as a possible nominee for Secretary of State, and now about John Kerry? Obama hasn't said anything yet about whom he'd nominate. Why all this ridiculous speculation?
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    Dec 14, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    musclmed said
    madfacts saidJohn McCain knows no shame. Too bad a qualified candidate has to withdraw because the insane republicans just can't seem to do what is best for the country without running everything through the Fox News filter.


    Even excluding benghazi, she spent most of the time as UN ambassador in washington DC. She had almost no success in the UN. She did not even object when Iran was voted to the UN commission on women.

    She did the right thing because likely she will have some other appointment within the next weeks.

    I can go point for point on why she shouldn't be confirmed to a non-political post.

    What's funny is we don't even know if Obama would have appointed her or not, Benghazi or not. It's all purely media speculation.
  • GQjock

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    Dec 14, 2012 12:14 PM GMT
    Republican Game Plan
    Politicize Benghazi ..... Can't tie Obama to it >>>> Damn
    Go to someone down the line without the political power to defend herself .... for doing NOTHING WRONG
    and attempt to link her to a Non-Scandal in Order to Make it a Scandal

    AND AT THE SAME TIME telling the White House if you Nominate John Kerry Instead we'll throw you a Ticket-tape parade

    (By The WAY? John Kerry's Nomination will result in a special election for his Senate seat that Scott Brown will run in faster than your lil-ole Red State head can spin)


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    Dec 14, 2012 12:22 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidStill, there wasn't nearly this much hoopla when Condi Rice and Colin Powell made all of there WMD fuckups. How many lives and billions of dollars did all that shit cost? icon_confused.gif


    Sure a bunch of Condi Rice's and Colin Powell's out there with a 'D' next to their name.





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    Dec 14, 2012 12:33 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidStill, there wasn't nearly this much hoopla when Condi Rice and Colin Powell made all of there WMD fuckups. How many lives and billions of dollars did all that shit cost? icon_confused.gif

    Nice point. Powell went to the UN Security Council with charts he presented and fucking LIED about Iraq and WMD! Or at best was given false information to present, that he may or may not have realized at the time was untrue.

    And where was the Republican outrage at that? Thousands of Americans combatants were killed as a result, not just a handful at a US embassy, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians slaughtered, a trillion taxpayer dollars wasted. Oh, right, that was a Republican Administration, so that's OK. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    yourname2000 saidStill, there wasn't nearly this much hoopla when Condi Rice and Colin Powell made all of there WMD fuckups. How many lives and billions of dollars did all that shit cost? icon_confused.gif

    Nice point. Powell went to the UN Security Council with charts he presented and fucking LIED about Iraq and WMD! Or at best was given false information to present, that he may or may not have realized at the time was untrue.

    And where was the Republican outrage at that? Thousands of Americans combatants were killed as a result, not just a handful at a US embassy, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians slaughtered, a trillion taxpayer dollars wasted. Oh, right, that was a Republican Administration, so that's OK. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Republican outrage at what ... the democrats?





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    Dec 14, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
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    yourname2000 saidStill, there wasn't nearly this much hoopla when Condi Rice and Colin Powell made all of there WMD fuckups. How many lives and billions of dollars did all that shit cost? icon_confused.gif


    Sure a bunch of Condi Rice's and Colin Powell's out there with a 'D' next to their name.







    Quoted again for balance.
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    Dec 14, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidStill, there wasn't nearly this much hoopla when Condi Rice and Colin Powell made all of there WMD fuckups. How many lives and billions of dollars did all that shit cost? icon_confused.gif


    "Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade and much of his nations wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and the missiles to deliver them."

    THIS is the "Big Lie" from George Bush, Colin Powell, Condolezza Rice
    President William Jefferson Clinton
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    Dec 14, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    A travesty that voters should not forget.
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    Dec 14, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    as i understand it, Ambassador Rice was nvr the clear-cut favorite 4 the position. think she said that there r more pressing issues facing the country rt now; don't really need this sideshow.

    who'd have thought there was an black woman named Rice the Republicans didn't like?
  • musclmed

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    Dec 14, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]sfbayguy said[/cite]
    musclmed said
    madfacts saidJohn McCain knows no shame. Too bad a qualified candidate has to withdraw because the insane republicans just can't seem to do what is best for the country without running everything through the Fox News filter.


    Even excluding benghazi, she spent most of the time as UN ambassador in washington DC. She had almost no success in the UN. She did not even object when Iran was voted to the UN commission on women.

    She did the right thing because likely she will have some other appointment within the next weeks.

    I can go point for point on why she shouldn't be confirmed to a non-political post.

    What's funny is we don't even know if Obama would have appointed her or not, Benghazi or not. It's all purely media speculation.[/quote

    I agree , its the media that injected the red meat of the appointment.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 15, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    I hope that it ISN'T John Kerry as it Scott Brown will swoop in on that opportunity---and isn't that a bit of a slap in the face to Elizabeth Warren??

    Next???
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    Dec 15, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidWow, so you conservanutz think Clinton started the war in Iraq? (And Afghanistan.)

    That explains a lot. icon_lol.gif Just how fucked up IS the FOX news you're getting? Because we get VERY different news up here.


    From a Libertarian:

    Apparently you do get very different news "up there" (which one can only assume you mean where your head is).

    What was posted above---unless you aren't able to read---is that more than Powell, Bush, Rice et al believed that Hussein had WMDs prior to going to war with Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Was it (going to war) the right thing to do? That's not the question here. Been debated and will be for years.

    But facts are facts and the videos above are facts.

    Really, how selective is your memory, Mr Hidden/Deleted profile?


    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
    President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002.{emphasis added}
  • morleyq

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    Dec 16, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    GeorgeLifts saidJohn McCain, THE MAN WHO CHOSE SARAH FRIGGIN PALIN TO BE HIS VP,
    said he found Ambassador Susan Rice "to be not very bright".

    McCain said this without bursting out laughing at himself.

    I think that says it all.