Let me state up front that I hope and pray that Susan Rice is confirmed as Secretary of State. Why? She is a total, dysfunctional bitch and will make Barack Obama’s life miserable. (Lest you think that sexist, I’m happy to amend my description to refer to her as a “total prick,” instead). You think I’m exaggerating? I have a friend who knows Susan’s mother. Susan’s mother does not like Susan (which may explain why Susan is such a bitter, angry, little person).

So we come back to the Susan Rice talking points. Today, some anonymous toad reportedly working for Jim Clapper told CBS:

that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to “al Qaeda” and “terrorism” from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack – with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes. …

However, an intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan the links to al Qaeda were deemed too “tenuous” to make public, because there was not strong confidence in the person providing the intelligence. CIA Director David Petraeus, however, told Congress he agreed to release the information — the reference to al Qaeda — in an early draft of the talking points, which were also distributed to select lawmakers.

“The intelligence community assessed from the very beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” DNI spokesman Shawn Turner tells CBS News. That information was shared at a classified level — which Rice, as a member of President Obama’s cabinet, would have been privy to. …

The head of the DNI is James Clapper, an Obama appointee. He ultimately did review the points, before they were given to Ambassador Rice and members of the House intelligence committee on Sept. 14. They were compiled the day before.

What a crock!! Not true. Clapper testified late last week to both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees that he had no idea who made the change. So, here is what needs to happen. A joint intel committee needs to have Clapper and his spokesman before them and under oath to testify about who knew what and who changed what.

The explanation out of the DNI’s office is total horseshit. The “intel community” does not make changes. There is a manager or an analyst who physically typed the words. If that was done in the DNI office then they will know who did it. These people need to be put under oath.

But don’t get distracted by this nonsense. Obama and his entire National Security team knew the night of 9-11 that the United States had been hit by a group tied to Al Qaeda. No doubt about that. They wanted to cover up their covert op that was shipping weapons to jihadists in Syria and did not want to disrupt Obama’s meme about having Al Qaeda on the run.

So, if you need a clueless bimbo to go on TV and sell a load of crap who ya gonna call? Susan Rice. Hell yes. Let’s make her SecState. If we’re going to fuck up America we might as well go all the way.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
  • mountainaires

    I couldn’t agree more, Larry. Same with raising the tax rates on the “rich.” When will Republicans figure this out? Just give them what they demand, and let the chips fall, so that stupid Americans can actually SEE the consequences of their choices? Let them experience the consequences; they won’t learn until they do. The ’14 Mid-term elections will be here all too soon; if Republicans ENABLE Obama by acquiescing to Norquist’s stupid tax pledge, and make themselves the issue, they will lose seats in the House and Senate. But if they are smart, they’ll just say “Elections have consequences; Obama won re-election, so we can’t stop him from implementing his corrupt, cronyist policies.” Then give the people 2 years to live under Obama’s policy consequences: Higher taxes on everyone; lower wages; higher deficits; higher unemployment; lower revenues. They won’t be happy. As long as we stand in the way of them EXPERIENCING THE NATURAL CONSEQUENCES, they’ll believe Obama’s lies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/je.colon.3 Je Colon

    Is this woman married? She has a certain spirit walk that makes me believe she is not. Kinda tomboyish. Why does Obama surround himself with women stronger than him? Maybe she is innocent and they did what they did with the murder of Kennedy. Assign it to a patsy.

  • binky354

    “Talking points!” Would it be too much to ask that we just be given the truth. Talking points makes me think we’re being sold a bill of goods… which we are. Tell the truth and you won’t need any darn talking points!

  • shelldoll2

    Ms. Rice is helpless! Obama must defend her! She can be SOS as long as there is someone to protect her!

    What? You expect her to do her job on her own?



    more on the hamas victory dance over cease fire

    • Hokma

      just posted it below.

      More importantly is the desire of Israelis not to have a cease fire.

  • rmanvil

    I have a friend who knows Larry Johnson’s sister. He says she swims out to meet troop ships.

    I remember when this blog was intelligent, back in 2008. Now it makes Fox Nation look like the Financial Times.

    • HARP2

      I really wish you were one of the people I just laid off.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      You wouldn’t recognize intelligence if it was stapled to that pimple you call a dick. You may certainly fuck off and not return.

    • shelldoll2

      And I remember when you waited for the fleet to come in and f*cked every sailor on board.


    so far with the info coming out on the cease fire, does anyone else get the feeling that Israel is getting screwed in this deal?

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    celebratory gunfire sounding all over, mosques declaring victory 4 hamas #gaza #israel

    • HELENK2

      why is this not a surprise

    • HELENK2

      Hamas leader says cease-fire deal includes opening of all Gaza crossings, including with Egypt – @AP


    jessie jackson jr resigns

    • HELENK2

      Report: Aides to House Speaker John Boehner confirm they have received Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr’s resignation letter – @NBCNews

    • HELENK2

      Oh, and BTW: corrupt headcase Jesse Jackson Jr will keep his lifetime pension, courtesy the US taxpayer.



    more ongoing update on gaza – Israel



    Rockets kill soldier, Bedouin civilian in Eshkol region

    Islamic Jihad official says his missiles are Iranian-made


    The BBC has published what it says is a copy of the written ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel:

    Understanding regarding ceasefire in Gaza Strip:

    1. a. Israel shall stop all hostilities on the Gaza Strip land, sea, and air, including incursions and targeting of individuals.

    b. All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities against Israel, including rocket attacks, and attacks along the border.

    c. Opening the crossings and facilitating the
    movement of people and transfer of goods, and refraining from
    restricting residents free movement, and targeting residents in border
    areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24
    hours from the start of the ceasefire.

    d. Other matters as maybe requested shall be addressed.

    2. Implementation Mechanism:

    a. Setting up of the zero hour for teh ceasefure understanding to enter into effect.

    b. Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.
    c. Each party shall commit itself not to
    perform any acts that would breach this understanding. in case of any
    observations, Egypt — as the sponsor of this understinding — shall be i

    • Hokma

      Doesn’t seem complete.

      Consider “Opening the crossings” – I doubt Israel will open up to Gaza anytime soon.

      Also it was reported that Morsi is responsible for babysitting these animals in gaza as well as stopping the movement of arms from iran to Gaza.


    FOX says a cease fire has been reached.
    Clinton and Mori announce it.
    wonder how long it will last this time

  • getfitnow

    o/t but I couldn’t resist. I’m not a member of either party, but certainly agree with the sentiments here. Tee Hee:)

    To all my Democratic friends

    The election is over, the talking is done.

    My party lost, your party won.

    So let us be friends, let arguments pass.

    I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss your azz.

    Have a great day!

    • jrterrier

      LOL. i’m going to post that everywhere. love it.

  • jrterrier

    We should take the President’s advise, leave Rice alone & go after the President. He sent her out to sell the bull & he himself stood before the UN two weeks later and continued to peddle the video story, didn’t he?

    • getfitnow

      I say walk and chew gum at the same time.

    • elijahzabmom

      What does “going after him” entail? Nothing is going to happen. This has turned into an inquiry into who blamed the video and when Obama called it terrorism. The main issue is that an ambassador was killed and 30+ Americans were left to die by Obama. America has NOT responded at all. Wake up people! Jihadists are not living in caves, some of these men live in Western societies.

      • jrterrier

        I would hope that at least we ask the questions. Let it sink into some part of the conversation that the President ordered or allowed Amb Rice to go out with the false story. I also would especially like to hear more about how it was that two Seals died 7 hours after the attack began, with so many US armed forces a stone’s throw away.

        While it is very wrong to lie to the American people, politicians do it fairly regularly — if not as directly as this time, it’s done regularly.

        Letting four Americans die, with a life feed of the events is not something that happens every day and should not be swept aside. And the last time an American Ambassador was killed was 30 years ago.

        • elijahzabmom

          That’s the problem. This is a real scandal and the press has turned it into a “wingnut smear.” They actually said that because the election is over we should stop caring. The left is all about projection. THEY saw it as an election issue, including Obama. So THEY think it should go away.

          Here’s the problem with “going after him.” The media is very powerful and they create news and set agendas. If the media continues to dismiss the death of an ambassador and the rise of Al Qaeda then no one will care. Consider the election. People voted on birth control as if the right to access it were ever in danger.

          • jrterrier

            Yes, but that is especially why we should focus on the real scandal and not allow the press to ignore the death of an Ambassador & 3 others, while the President & the entire US intelligence apparatus watched and did nothing.

        • HELENK2


          wh refuses to release pictures of wh situation room night of benghazi attacks.

          isn’t just great that they can tell the American people to go to hell , we will not give you any information on a gigantic failure

          • jrterrier

            Be fair. The WH never releases pictures of the presidential bedroom. It wouldn’t be cool to show the president soundly sleeping while Benghazi burnt.

  • Hokma

    If some how a truce is worked out with conditions for further talks toward a long term resolution, then I think Hillary will be pressured to stay on longer than she wished. To have an incompetent like Rice step in amid such negotiations would be unthinkable.

    But with this bus bombing (and I expect there could be more incidents) Netanyahu will have no other choice soon then to go into Gaza and clean house of Hamas militants and weapons – and possibly reoccupy the territory with the hope for something more stable.

  • Popsmoke

    I see nothing of importance is going to get fixed as long as we focus on secondary issues. Besides the “mom” issue should not even be noted here. 90% of the families in this country are disfunctional in one way or another. Focus on issues of importance….

  • MrLynn

    Larry writes: “They wanted to cover up their covert op that was shipping weapons to jihadists in Syria and did not want to disrupt Obama’s meme about having Al Qaeda on the run.”

    One thing I don’t understand: If we were helping the jihadists in Syria, probably via a Libyan contingent, why did the jihadists in Benghazi attack Ambassador Stevens and the CIA outpost? Internecine squabbling amongst the jihad groups? /Mr Lynn

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Because the jihadists in Benghazi oppose US efforts to support the Libyan Government and pereceived the US presence in Benghazi as part of that effort.

      • MrLynn

        That supposes that either the jihadis did not know the US was helping their brothers in Syria, or they did not care. Both plausible, I guess.

        Or maybe they were PO’d because they wanted the weapons for themselves! /Mr Lynn

        • TeakWoodKite

          My working theory is that the Obama administration backstabbed the jihadist they were supplying arms to in favor of other more “co-operative” entities. The former didn’t like it and took what weapons were at the compound for themselves.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/ND2FCCGVV2IZTTAZQTXKJTCPNI Ruth

            plausible theory considering obama usually lies and betrays what promises he makes. he is an equality betrayer

          • Fred82


            I think it was the other way around. I think the Obama administration thought that they could actually make Islamist jihadists like the United States more by supplying weapons and encouraging them to fight the Assad regime.

            Of course, the Islamists never wavered from their desire to attack Americans, infidels, and apostates. They simply could not say no to free weapons and probably were miffed at the utter stupidity of such a move by the United States.

            Then again, I think this harkens back to the ultimate weakness of ivory tower, Ivy League educated types: The inability to see and comprehend what is right in front of their face.

        • Fred82

          They did not care.

          It is impossible for infidels to redeem themselves in the eyes of men conditioned to think that infidels are apes and pigs deserving of the sword.

          And as Larry said, they are also opposed to US efforts to establish and support apostate regimes.

  • elizabethrc

    I have little confidence that putting any of Obama’s puppets under oath will serve to get the truth. This is an administration which thinks of lies as a virture.
    If Clapper is an example of any part of our intelligence services, we are in big trouble. You only have to listen to any of them to know that their patronizing attitude of superiority is a wall that won’t be broken down by being under oath. They’re so like Obama. Don’t like a particular law? Ignore it or create whatever fantasy fits the bill and push that on the gullible voters. Who are we, anyway but annoying obstructions they think they can just brush aside. The sad thing? Usually that’s what happens, especially in light of a Congress which uses a cudgel against the Constitution.

    • HARP2

      Charging Clapper with perjury would send a message… or is that just for baseball players ?

      • jrterrier

        He wasn’t under oath. But perhaps obstruction of justice or lying in connection with an investigation. Not sure there’s a criminal statute that covers it.

  • HARP2

    The current upheavals in the Arab world suggest that Israel should consider retaking the Philadelphia Corridor along the Gaza-Egypt border.
    This would better poise Israel to defend itself against future
    hostilities arising from an entente between Egypt and Hamas.


    • jrterrier

      I was hoping you were suggesting that they take over the Philadephia precincts where the vote was 100% pro-Obama with nearly 100% turnout.

  • Centrocitta

    Larry Johnson, you are a complete ass. What a stupid comment to make about Susan Rice’s mother. My mother doesn’t like me either — but she has Scizophrenia.

    • HARP2

      Big Deal !!!

      Multiple people don`t like you.

    • elizabethrc

      Are you blaming schizophrenia? Really?

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      No, your mother has sound judgment and impeccable taste. Disliking you illustrates she still is sane and of sound mind.

    • shelldoll2

      You misspelled the Schizo thingy. Just sayin’.

  • Mike Monroe

    “Obama and his entire National Security team knew the night of 9-11 that the United States had been hit by a group tied to Al Qaeda. No doubt about that. They wanted to cover up their covert op that was shipping weapons to jihadists in Syria and did not want to disrupt Obama’s meme about having Al Qaeda on the run.”

    So lets assume are you right. So you want the Admistration/Susan Rice on television telling the world all they knew about who was responsible? What kind of intelligence man are you? Tell our enemies everything we know. Bullshit.

    Obama did actually say before Rice went on TV that it was an act of terror, so not sure what your problem is. Your big problem is that Rice did not say it was explicitly Al Qaeda, even though she id said it was possible it was a more organized group involved.

    “clueless bimbo” is pretty sexist. Rice is a Stanford grad, a Rhodes Scholar, a Masters degrees from Oxford, a good record in diplomacy under several adminstrations. She is very far away from a “clueless bimbo”. Come on give it a break!

    • Van_Dessel

      well, obama told the taliban, “our enemy’, when we are leaving afghansitan. So, you would agree that is dumb.Or is that the stuff of Patton or Eisenhower?

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Really? Are you that ignorant? The Administration spent the first two weeks denying it was a terrorist attack. If identifying the group was truly a potential compromise of classified info (AND IT WAS NOT), then Obama and Rice could have said, “We know who did it but, in order to protect sources and methods, cannot publically identify the group.”

      But, they didn’t do that. They pretended some idiotic videotape was the culprit. You are not a Monroe, you are a Moron.

      • Mike Monroe

        You have no credibility. You have no first hand knowledge of this case. You have no idea who finalized the Rice talking points. Petreaus said he had no problem and signed off on the final talking points. The Adminstration also did not deny it was a terrorist attack for two weeks. In fact, Rice herself did not discount that it could have been an more organized attack by a terror group. Go read the complete transcript or have you even. That is a completely crap that you and Romney keep repeating. Your faux outrage is a joke.

        You are just an ideologue trying so desperately to teardown our UN Ambassador by using a tragedy. Sad. You and McCain should be ashamed of yourselves. Over the years it is clear you have issues with women and blacks. Your comments on Rice over the last several weeks fits that pattern.

        I seem to remember your first post on this issue where you talked about mobs dragging Stevens body throught the streets. Seems like you thought the attack in Benghazi was also above mobs. You are so completely full of it.

        • shelldoll2

          Those of us who know, as does Mr. Johnson, how these things work, will take your opinion with several large grains of salt. Kosher salt in fact.

          • Mike Monroe

            Just because you are ex-military does not mean you know shit! Your comments on here are almost always completely ignorant. You don’t know shit.

            • Hokma

              “almost always ”

              You don’t seem to have been here that long. Unless you just keep changing your name.

              Go play with some google searches before your mommy calls you for turkey, turkey.

            • shelldoll2

              And you are a bigot. You have no idea what I know. But I tell you what. You are a nasty piece of trash. I’ll give you my email address. I ‘ll give you my home address. I’ve put up with stupid mo fo’s like you for years. I ain’t from the inner city for nothing. My family would be glad to meet you.

              They get a little testy when people disrespect the women of the family.

              Don’t do it again.

              • Mike Monroe

                So how am I a bigot?

                ” Those of us who know, as does Mr. Johnson, how these things work,..”

                Again you and LJ don’t know shit about this case. You have zero first hand knowledge. Mr. Johnson just continues to make it up as he goes along. He has lost all crediblity with anybody serious.

  • getfitnow

    So this is what MLK saw on the mountain top? Not a world of blacks and whites living together in harmony, but a world for all blacks to be absolved of any and all wrong doing because of their skin color and us to be called racist for daring to question their actions?

    My how the tables have turned. It’s almost like it was never about equality, but about ultimately gaining power.

    Don’t you just love post-racial, post-partisan America?/s

    • KenoshaMarge

      Not loving it all that much actually. And neither would MLK.

    • elijahzabmom

      As a black woman I hate to say this but for SOME black people it is about revenge. They hold onto slavery, jim crow, black codes, lynching, and racism. They acknowledge that Obama is president because of his skin color but they celebrate it because the shoe is on the other foot now. In their view after years of blacks being denied opportunities because of skin color they want to turn the tables.

      This is SOME black people, please don’t assume this is EVERY one.

      • getfitnow

        I agree with you. No assumptions here. I try to judge everyone as MLK had hoped.

        Too bad that focus can’t be on the many, many years of “opportunity.” Look across the spectrum of business (big and small), government and the academy and we see black people at every level. So I don’t want to hear about how unfair “the man”, the white man, has been. Presently, the ‘leader of the the free world’, ‘the most powerful man in the world’, THE MAN identifies black. I’m tired of the excuses.

  • Hokma

    10 people injured in the middle of Tel Aviv by a terrorist bombing of a bus.

    A missile takes out the top floors of a residential apartment building in southern Tel Aviv.

    While Israel makes every effort to only target military sites and avoid civilian casualties, the Arabs do the opposite.

    Ceasefire negotiations are on very borrowed time.

    Residents of Tel Aviv are changing their mind about the IDF going into Gaza and Tel Aviv is a very liberal part of Israel.

    • FloridaFI

      Syrian gunfire on Golan Heights attributed to Syrian rebels. Aren’t we indirectly/directly aiding these forces? They are now shooting at the IDF.

      Nice job Barky!


      • Hokma

        You’re right. Obama is THE clueless wonder.

        Israel had relative calm for so many years until Obama became President.

        He said he has Israel’s back. The problem is he has no kahones.

  • Fred82

    “If we’re going to fuck up America we might as well go all the way.”

    Well Larry,

    If America gets more fucked up, people might actually start getting hit with a dose of reality. From that point, they might, just might realize that something is going to have to be done.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I wonder if even reality can penetrate the fog of ignorance that surrounds so many people in this once great nation. Reality for most of them is watching “Snookie” or some Kardashian slut screw her boyfriend.

      Reality only works when there is a brain to understand it. We’ve allowed our people to be indoctrinated to the point there is no there there.

    • HARP2

      Bingo !!

      Sometimes an alcoholic has to reach bottom before seeing the light.

      In this case the alcoholic is the media.

      • buzzlatte3

        …and all of the clueless liberals that think Barky is th e the messiah sent to rid the world of work, pain, and war. He’s just been causing everyone more of everything.

  • elijahzabmom
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  • jrterrier

    And let’s not forget that Clapper is the one who confronted Patreaus about the affair & fired him, probably right after Petraeus declined to take the rap for deleting Al Qaeda from the talking points.

  • jrterrier


    November 20, 2012

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on reports that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was responsible for removing references to Al-Qaeda from the unclassified talking points about the Benghazi attack that Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used in the early days after September 11, 2012:

    “I am somewhat surprised and frustrated to read reports that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was responsible for removing references to Al-Qaeda from the unclassified talking points about the Benghazi attack that Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used in the early days after September 11, 2012. I participated in hours of hearings in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week regarding the events in Benghazi, where senior intelligence officials were asked this very question, and all of them – including the Director of National Intelligence himself – told us that they did not know who made the changes. Now we have to read the answers to our questions in the media. There are many other questions that remain unanswered. But this latest episode is another reason why many of us are so frustrated with, and suspicious of, the actions of this Administration when it comes to the Benghazi attack.”

  • TeakWoodKite

    That ought to be to interesting to see Jarret and Rice go at it, one promoting Iranian intrests and the other Sunnis…



    it is not that she lied to the American people and is lousy at her job, it is because she is black that everybody is picking on her

  • TeakWoodKite

    “If we’re going to fuck up America we might as well go all the way.”
    Did you not mean to say “All in?” Bada Bing.

    • getfitnow

      All the way in.:)

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    from all I’ve read about her and how she has performed as UN ambassador in the last 4 years, she looks like a power hungry idiot. John Bolton I never thought was a power hungry fool, he seems to be very pro-america and disses the UN all the time, which is fine by me. But Susan Rice, nothing but a power hungry climber!

    • getfitnow

      Susan Rice fits right in with the rest of the upper tier of That One’s
      administration; educated but not terribly bright, little to no experience, politically connected and most important, of a particular gender and race. Typical.

      • elizabethrc

        So true.

      • buzzlatte3

        You mean the affirmative action crew? This is what you get when you take the standards away. Effing morons with worthless degrees and too little brains.

  • HARP2

    Ask Clapper about London……

  • HARP2

    I would be remiss if I didn`t grace this thread with a great analogy for Mr. Clapper.




    I brought this up from downstairs. she does not have a good political history.
    puts party before country

    • KenoshaMarge

      Of course she does, she’s an Obamacrat.

  • HARP2

    I`m starting to think that the Republicans let Barry have anything he wants.
    The libs know the economy is heading in the crapper and they just want the republicans to take the blame for it.

    Let it all go to Hell and watch the media try and blame the house.

    • jrterrier

      It won’t work.
      They will still blame W and the republicans. And those who want to believe, will believe. The DEM/liberal demi-god, Bob Woodward wrote a book where he explained why the President was to blame for the failure of the ‘grand bargain’ that he and Boehner tried to reach in 2011. The media barely paid attention & the public chose not to hear or believe it.

    • KenoshaMarge

      If Obama was caught with a live boy or a dead girl it would be Bush’s fault by the time the media got done with it. There can be no “truth” if the media refuses to tell it or participates in the cover-up of this criminal administration.

      • jrterrier

        For sure. remember Romney’s punch lines at the Al Smith Dinner:

        He spelled out how the media will cover the dinner: “Obama embraced by Catholics, Romney dines with rich people.”

        “I never suggest the press is biased. They have a job to do and I have a job to do,” said Romney. “My job is to lay out a positive vision for the country, and their job is to make sure nobody finds out about it.”

        • KenoshaMarge

          He sure nailed their sorry asses!

    • getfitnow

      I said right after the election, the GOP needs to take a page out of That One’s playbook–vote “present.” However, they need to be very vocal and let the citizens know who is responsible for this mess. They’ve done a lousy job. I’m sure they’re afraid of being painted racists. Oh, wait….

  • HObama HObamanana

    Things are already screwed up bad enough in our relations with other countries with the somewhat competent SOS we have. As much as I despise Obama, I don’t wish for the whole enchilada to occur on his watch merely to rub it in the Dimwits faces. Frankly, I’d like to know what our government has become before I care about how it is being represented around the world.

    Rice is unqualified for SOS because she has shown herself to be someone willing to lie to the American people merely because her boss asked her to. I think that going after her has been yet another distraction in this whole coverup and a total waste of time. Certainly, file her behavior in the potential future SOS nomination folder and close that drawer until it’s relevant.

    Since Clapper and Petraeus and others think it fine to change their story whenever they choose while reporting to Congress or afterward to the press, they all need to be put under oath in open hearings so that the American people will have complete access to the truth. Anything less merely perpetuates the coverup. And to hell with that.

  • Theymustbemorons

    … a total, dysfunctional bitch?
    … a total prick?
    … a clueless bimbo?
    … and her own mother doesn’t like her?

    Yeah, Mr. J., she definitely deserves the job of SecState. In coming years, there will be even more loads of crap that need to be sold. Susie has done an outstanding job so far and definitely deserves the job! But you’re right … this is distracting nonsense.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Being both female and black she is perfect for the job of SoS. Oh and being a Democrat. Because any criticism of her will obviously be racist and/or misogyny. Why that same standard didn’t work for Condoleezza Rice I don’t know. You’d have to ask the presstitutes.

      • getfitnow

        And take note, in their defense of her, you didn’t hear the GOP screaming sexism and racism, when Condi Rice was on the hot seat.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Exactly getfitnow. Equal was never the goal, special always was. And see how well it worked.
          And since every “movement” needs a villain they chose the rich and the white. So long as the rich, white folks were conservative. Rich, white Hollywood celebutards are exempt from all that hating of the rich..

        • elizabethrc

          Gosh, I’d like special treatment too. Being politically inconvenient because I’m white and conservative, I guess that’s not likely to happen.

          • KenoshaMarge

            If you are a betting woman, I would bet on that!
            If it means anything, I think you’re special.

            • elizabethrc

              Thank you for the kind words. They are certainly returned. Most everyone on this site is special and it’s a privilege to come here each day.
              I think we will outlast them.

              • KenoshaMarge

                I think we will.

  • Hokma

    Probably the core attribute of a Secretary of State is that they know how to get along with others.

    So how can Susan Rice get confirmed if she cannot even get along with her own mother?

    • randi

      IMHO, mentioning Amb. Rice’s mom’s feelings about her daughter is irrelevant and unfair. Low blow. (ducking)

      • Hokma

        When you are in as high a level of government service I’m sorry but everything is in play.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Hillary must remind her of her mother.

      • Hokma


        I wonder if Hillary is a mother figure to Obama.
        Consider these Israeli/Gaza negotiations.
        Obama to Hillary: ” Mommy can you please talk to these bad men and make it good for me?”

        • TeakWoodKite


        • elijahzabmom

          I heard the deal was already in place, Hillary did a photo op.

          • Hokma

            we’ll have to see if it holds. unfortunately doubtful

            • elijahzabmom

              It won’t. The real issue is not being solved. Every one is kicking the can down the road. Instead of solving the Palestinian issue, the UN kept them there.

              • Hokma

                What is tragic is that Israelis want a two state solution and the majority of Palestinians want s two state solution. What is standing in the way? Iran. Iran controls Hezbollah, Hamas, and most terror groups.

                The issue of settlements? Look at what Israel did when they agreed to leave gaza. They forced their own people out of there.

                And Abbas has no desire to be the next Sadat. Dead.