30 reasons why susan rice shouldn’t be secretary of state

Ambassador Susan Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi, as President Obama told us, but she appeared on five Sunday political talk shows anyway. On those shows, Rice mouthed talking points that weren’t true. We now know that the talking points did not match the intel reports, which she had complete access to. While the national media debates whether or not she knowingly mislead the public on the Sunday shows, her failings and shortcomings before the Benghazi terrorist attacks have not received the attention they deserve.

Here are 30 reasons (that have nothing to do with Benghazi) why Susan Rice should not get a promotion.

1. failed to call an emergency meeting of the Security Council after the 2010 Haiti earthquake
2. skipped the Security Council debate and vote to add new UN Peacekeepers in Haiti after the earthquake
3. led the US during the most inactive Security Council since 1991 during her first year as Ambassador
4. held her first press conference with the UN Secretary General on the pressing international issue of texting while driving
5. failed to speak out when Col. Gaddafi’s Libya was elected to the UN Human Rights Commission
6. waited 17 months before voting on the one and only UN resolution on Iran passed during her tenure
7. dismissed by Hillary Clinton from negotiating most of the Iran resolution with the French
8. lost the support of more nations on her one Iran resolution than the previous five Iran resolutions combined
9. took 103 days to move the Security Council to issue a statement after a North Korean submarine sank the South Korean ship that killed 46 sailors
10. took 18 days to lead the Security Council to action after a North Korean nuclear test (it took John Bolton 5 days in 2006)
11. failed to support the Iranian opposition during their Green Revolution
12. failed to speak out when Iran was elected to the UN Women’s Commission
13. skipped the UN Security Council’s emergency meeting on the Gaza flotilla crisis
14. snubbed Israel to the point they skipped President Obama’s 2010 UN speech
15. took more than 2 years to find someone to head America’s UN reform team
16. failed to address the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to ascertain how erroneous scientific claims were added to official UN reports
17. painfully slow in getting a UN resolution on the Sudan-South Sudan referendum
18. ignored Canada’s pleas for help in getting elected to the Security Council
19. negotiated with the UN’s Arab Group to condemn Israel’s settlements
20. failed to lead the Security Council during Tunisia’s Arab Spring protests
21. didn’t speak out on the Libya crisis until the French, British and Arab League had done so
22. failed to attend the first Security Council meeting on the Arab Spring protests
23. failed to get the support of allies India, Germany and Brazil on the UN’s Libya resolution
24. failed to lead the Security Council during Egypt’s Arab Spring protests
25. failed to lead the Security Council during Yemen’s Arab Spring protests
26. failed to lead the Security Council to confront Bashar al-Assad’s brutal violence where US resolutions received an unprecedented three vetoes on three different votes
27. agreed to send former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to Syria where he failed miserably
28. skipped the last open meeting before the planned UN vote to recognize Palestinian statehood
29. failed to speak out when Iran was elected vice president of the Global Arms Treaty negotiations
30. delayed Security Council action and the UN report on Rwanda

30 Reasons Why Susan Rice Should Not Get Promoted originally appeared on The Project to Restore America. Learn more about The Project and get involved today.

  • Tamara Holder

    Incredible article. You articulate the reasons so well.

  • http://apostrophejones.com Gloves Donahue

    Rice went to lunch during Netanyahu’s last speech at the UN …with Hillary.

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  • http://www.politisite.com/ Albert N. Milliron

    Seems Susan Rice is getting hit from both sides. Her investments in the XL pipeline have the left upset and the right is concerned with her involvement in denying security requests as the point person on Africa in 1998.

    You have outlined quite a few more issues.

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  • SusieDW

    Remember this list. It will be interesting to know the reasons that Mr. Obama will give to support her nomination.

  • fred fleitz

    Hi Ric. Can you send your new email? Thanks, Fred

  • http://www.colony14.net The Obama Timeline Author

    And don’t forget…

    (from the Obama Timeline)

    31. worked with Richard Clark to persuade Clinton not to accept Sudan’s offer to hand over Osama bin Laden to the United States.

    32. worked with Richard Clark on the controversial Presidential Decision Directive 25, which some argue was incredibly naïve and led to the 1993 Somalia fiasco—the “Blackhawk Down” incident—in which American troops were killed and dragged through the streets by an angry mob. Clinton’s non-response to that incident allegedly led Osama bin Laden and others to believe terrorist attacks would weaken the resolve of the American people and allow greater progress by the radical Islamists.

    33. has been considered “wildly incompetent” by some Washington insiders, and one critic who has worked with her states, “She doesn’t know what she doesn’t know. And she doesn’t tolerate dissenters. To have her head the U.S. mission to the U.N. is a mind-boggling decision. It is frightening.”

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  • gina

    She’ll be the one to force more UN control of countries,
    Soros girl.

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  • Lisa Christianson

    Thank you for compiling this list. I will share it with everyone I know. Nicely done!

  • http://capitalistpreservation.blogspot.com Robert Janicki

    Outstanding summary and a very useful reference in the coming months should Rice be nominated for Secretary of State. These events will surely be used to illustrate Rice’s lack of competence as a serious diplomat and nominee for Secretary of State. At best Rice is merely a political functionary. She took one for Team Obama in the Benghazi scandal and clearly will do anything to advance her career and shameless foreign policies of the Obama administration.


    Mr. Etch-a-Sketch lost. GET OVER IT!!!