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The Real Problem With a Secretary of State Susan Rice

The Real Problem With a Secretary of State Susan Rice

By BENJAMIN H. FRIEDMAN
November 27, 2012

Benjamin H. Friedman is a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the Cato Institute

The problem with making Susan Rice secretary of state isn't Benghazi. It's war. Rice, like her "mentor," former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, and the current secretary, Hillary Clinton, has supported just about every proposed U.S. military intervention over the two decades. The president should nominate someone that occasionally opposes a war.

Of course, being reliably bellicose is no sin among either party's foreign policy elite—in Washington today, extramarital affairs get you bounced from top foreign policy jobs, and unconstitutional wars get you nominated for them. Congressional Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain of Arizona, oppose Rice's possible nomination because of her televised comments on the Benghazi attack in September, which killed four Americans, including Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya. They say she was either lying or incompetent in arguing that the attacks were not premeditated terrorism but a spontaneous outgrowth of a protest against a silly anti-Islam video.

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Here's Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com on why

Susan Rice is "bad news."

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/11/20/susan-rice-is-...

We seriously need to contact our Senators and let them know that if they know what's good for them they will oppose her nomination.