Susan Rice Is Being Attacked for All the Wrong Reasons
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If you're going to criticize U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, there's plenty of policy to use as fodder -- no need to get personal, argues Dr. Wilmer J. Leon in a piece for Your Black World.
Senate Republicans led by John McCain, (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte, (R-NH), and Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) continue to lead the attacks against the nomination of UN Ambassador Susan Rice [as secretary of state] even though the Obama administration has yet to nominate her. They believe that she intentionally lied to the American people in her description of the September 11 attacks on the U.S.diplomatic posts in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Her motive, according to the Republicans, was to protect President Obama during the presidential campaign. According to Graham, "I think her story on 16th of September was a political story designed to help the president three weeks before the election, and she should be held accountable for that ... " He went on to say that Rice's comments were a " ... treasure trove of misleading statements that have the effect of helping the president."
The problems with their assertions are that to date they have not offered one piece of evidence to support their claims, only speculation. Senator Graham continues to say, "But I do not believe the video is the cause ... I don't believe it was ever the reason for this." Basing an argument on "I do not believe" is the same a saying "In my opinion ... " Their positions should not be based upon what they believe; they should be based upon what they know and can present as evidence to the American people. As a former prosecutor, Senator Ayotte should know the value of evidence and how important it is when making a case.
Read Dr. Wilmer J. Leon's entire piece at Your Black World.
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