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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:56 PM

GOP Senator Praises Susan Rice: Don’t ‘Shoot The Messenger’ On Benghazi Intel




A Republican senator on Wednesday praised U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice during an interview on CNN, saying Rice is a “very smart, very intelligent woman” and that she shouldn’t be held responsible for the misleading information she presented on the Benghazi terror attacks during her Sept. 16 Sunday show appearances.


Republicans led by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had led an all out assault on Rice over the past several weeks, suggesting that she deliberately misled the American people when she said the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans was sparked by a demonstration against an anti-Islam video (Rice said yesterday that there was no demonstration). Because of the dust-up, McCain called Rice “not very bright” and a group of House Republicans called her “incompetent.”


But Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) doesn’t believe that to be the case. While Isakson told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien this morning that the administration needs to answer questions about what happened in Benghazi, he added, referring to Rice, “what you don’t want to do is shoot the messenger.” Rice “is a very smart, very intelligent woman. I know this Ms. Rice, I think she’s done a good job as Ambassador to the U.N.,” Isakson said:



SAKSON: Well if she is then she come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We’ll get the answers to questions and quite frankly, if we don’t get some resolution for the questions regarding Benghazi and the death of Chris Stevens, then I doubt very seriously that she would be confirmed but if we get the truth – what you don’t want to do Soledad is shoot the messenger. She read what she was told to read on those days and those five interviews on that Sunday right after Benghazi. …

She’s become the focal point because she was put on the tip of the spear by the administration. She is a very smart, very intelligent woman. I know this Ms. Rice, I think she’s done a good job as Ambassador to the U.N.








http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/28/1248781/isakson-susan-rice-libya/

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Segami Nov 2012 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #1
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #2
robinlynne Nov 2012 #6
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7
coldbeer Nov 2012 #3
SCVDem Nov 2012 #4
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #5
Inuca Nov 2012 #8
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #9
SCVDem Nov 2012 #10

Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:58 PM

1. At last!

Some sanity from that side of the aisle. Wonder if he will be forced by Rush Limbaugh to walk back his comments and how soon?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:59 PM

2. I wish the rest of them would use their brains for once in their lives.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:34 PM

6. They are not stupid. they are cunning. big difference.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:47 PM

7. Point well taken.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. Don't shoot the messenger!

McCain, Graham, and Ayotte. What a trio of losers. Rice was
doing her job as a carrier pigeon. Leave the CIA alone. She,
in her position, was not allowed to speculate. The cheapest tirds
throughout history are the self serving idiots that shoot the
messenger. McCain, Graham, and Ayotte!

Have they offered on thread of evidence?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:00 PM

4. If we can lose party line votes

We stand a chance of unity.

Otherwise we die.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:04 PM

5. You can expect...

him to be primaried next election... if he runs.

And so much for any committee assignments. If he's on any, he won't be for long.

Moderation or truth from a republicrat?
Those never last

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Response to PoliticalBiker (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:50 PM

8. ALL senators

are in several committees.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:59 PM

9. Translation: We're going after the president, not Rice

impeachment's coming.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:54 PM

10. Really?

There are no grounds for impeachment.

But if they want to play........

I think there are a few countries with outstanding war crimes charges against Bush and Cheney.

Round up the usual suspects! I'll help pay the airfare.

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