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Published: Wednesday, June 5 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

Makes perfect sense. Obama can hand her a cue card with any lie and fabrication printed on it and whe will present it as fact. Another way for Obama to lie without his fingerprints being on it.

Bountiful, UT

I don't know about any advising, but Ms Rice can certainly be counted on the parrot whatever the president decides the official story is.

I do take issue with the article describing the talking points as provided by the intelligence community, they appear at the point to have been provided by the State Department.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Ooooooh Boy!

Stand by for the conservative explosion.

Cache county, USA

Not sure how secure I feel now.

Riverton, UT

One old man-

Based on her performance of blatant lies following the Bengahzi attacks, this should be a non-partisan, American people explosion.

There is no doubt-carry Obama's water and be taken care of.

Magna, UT

Oooooh boy is right, one exposed liar advising another suspected liar.

Sandy, Utah

Both parties should come out against this, unless the lives lost in Benghazi don't mean anything to you.

Saint Louis, MO

Susan Rice is one of the emerging group of radical women that Obama is moving into leadership positions. If you watched Kirsten Gillebrand yesterday take on the entire military establishment with Claire McCaskill, you will know definitely that "something is up". Sadly all that John McCain could muster was that he could not advise a mother to let her daughter go into the military. Now J-Mac with your POW experience, what about those "crippled guys" coming back? Let's focus on the real reason to grill Ms. Rice on her policies. Her actions at Bengazi do not lend to a lot of confidence to support for her leadership. The real issue is just to what extent the Obama Administration is supporting radical Islam in the Middle East and by connection the same question in the United States.

Marlborough, MA

Re One old man: Nothing to worry about. The conservative explosion will be ignited by simpleton view points. The most likely end result will be self detonation.


One thing you can say about "Ole BO" - he rewards loyalty. Actually I think it's Valerie Jarret that rewards loyalty, BO is just her parrot.

NSA - great place for Rice - No Senate confirmation, no questions asked - just high level power to the ones that he loves.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

@one old man
By your logic we should seek out those who will tell lies.
This isn't a liberal or conservative thing. It's about integrity in high places.
But I see your point. Someone willing to protect the narrative would be important to a politician. And she's surely done that.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Gotta love these AP articles:

Paragraph 1 reports the news.

Paragraphs 2-20 apologize for Obama or any other Democrat involved in the day's bad news. Pointing the finger at Republicans is another often-used tactic.

Salt Lake City, UT

Mohokat: Ouch - cheap shot.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Genius plan, since any person interested in the actual facts, already knows Benghazi is a nothing more than semantics and opinuendo. Fox twisted it into something only devout worshipers of hate radio still believe. These "patriots" think they are being denied the lynching they so desperately want for this president.

This will keep the fringe talking about it, and Obama knowing there's nothing to be found isn't worried about how deep they'll dig. This will keep those who would never support this president anyway busy for a while rehashing the same thing over and over waiting for something to appear from the void.

Somewhere in Time, UT

This is a very smart way to put her under executive privilege so she can't be called to testify before Congress. Very clever!

clearfield, UT

Happy Valley, don't worry, Obama has more and more scandle to come. And by keeping around many of the same people who are involved, like Holder and Rice, he will have lynched himself. I mean does anyone really doubt that the White House told the IRS to go after conservatives after the T-Party ruined Obamas party.


Susan Rice:
"But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.

We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to — or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons, weapons that as you know in — in the wake of the revolution in Libya are — are quite common and accessible. And it then evolved from there."

Benghazi talking points drafted by the CIA:
"We believe based on currently available information that the attacks in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo"

"There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations."

Hyrum, UT

@ one old man and Happy Valley Heretic:

How fitting. A self proclaimed old man and a heretic lecturing the rest of us, while continuing to follow the ostrich approach by keeping their heads in the sand to avoid dealing with the real world.

Rice is what she is, and her record is what it is. So far, her track record isn't flattering by any standard. To appoint someone who has recently been so controversial to such a high level position is not a smart political move. It only creates more controversy to an administration that is becoming more exposed on a weekly basis.

There are plenty of other well qualified candidates, who are not controversial, whom Obama could've appointed and thus began restoring some confidence to his administration. But he chose not to. Not totally unexpected, since he can't run for office again. By any objective measurements, this administration is far from what was promised during the presidential campaigns. Anyone without their heads in the sand could readily see so.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Both parties should come out against this, unless the lives lost in Benghazi don't mean anything to you."

I really do not understand why someone is unfit for their job because of one instance of reporting something that turned out to be incorrect. Seems to me you only care about lives lost in Benghazi as far as you can exploit them for political gain.

Salt Lake City, UT

"If you watched Kirsten Gillebrand yesterday take on the entire military establishment with Claire McCaskill, you will know definitely that "something is up"."

If you paid attention to what they were saying instead of defaulting to bashing women you would know they've been railing against the fact that sexual assaults in the military are way up, to an estimated 26k a year while only around 1% of those ever led to conviction.

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