Under Clinton Susan Rice Stymied Bin Laden Capture, Over Election Concerns Was Bystander To Rwandan Genocide

November 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Obama sure knows how to pick ‘em (no facetiousness intended).

(IBD) –Our U.N. ambassador, champion of the altered Benghazi talking points, played a key role in blocking attempts by Sudan to turn over the world’s most wanted terrorist outright or share intelligence leading to his capture.

It does not surprise us that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice either willfully or blindly parroted altered Benghazi talking points, going on five Sunday news shows on Sept. 16 to push the false narrative that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was not a terrorist attack but a flash mob inflamed by a months-old Internet trailer insulting to Islam. This isn’t the first time she has been clueless about and blind to the reality of terror.

As we mentioned in an earlier editorial about her possible appointment as secretary of state, “In 1996, while serving as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff  Sudan’s offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities.”

Rice was also influential in the Clinton Administration’s remaining uninvolved in the Rwandan genocide that took place in that nation in 1994.

In an article in the Atlantic (September 2001) by Samantha Power titled “Bystanders to Genocide,” Rice is quoted as saying : “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November congressional election?

She seems to have made a similar calculation regarding Benghazi and President Obama’s re-election in 2012.

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Indeed. What are four American lives when a reelection is at stake? Apparently if you are Obama –nothing.