Susan Rice withdraws her nomination as secretary of state

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her nomination as the next secretary of state.

“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 President Obama obtained by The Washington Post. “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.”

Rice will continue to serve as ambassador to the United Nations and key member of President Obama’s national security team.

Republicans relentlessly criticized Rice for her handling of information about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.

She has been under intense fire from Republicans for initially characterizing the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya as a spur-of-the-moment response to a crude anti-Muslim film.

“What happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video,” Rice said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” five days after the attack.

As more details emerged suggesting it was a premeditated terrorist action, GOP critics accused Rice of misleading the public at the height of the presidential campaign.

Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on December 16, 2012 at 11:16am
Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on December 16, 2012 at 11:33am

Comment by James μολὼν λαβέ on December 16, 2012 at 11:36am

Was Tim Russert Murdered By Skull and Bones John Kerry :

John Kerry on Meet the Press, not talking about Yale's 'secret society' Skull

Comment by apeman2502 on December 16, 2012 at 1:55pm

  I see a remake of the 1958 thriller 'The Blob' with John 'The White Swan' Kerry standing aside to allow the central bank and the Fed to totally engulf the United States while Kerry rues that 'we were doomed anyway'. Such an effete snob and legend in his own mind should never be allowed to act as a representative of the U.S. and its people. His 'Skull and Bones' affiliation PROVES loyalty to The English Crown and the destruction of the U.S.A.. His resume includes the times he took a dive at this countries expense.


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