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Rice meets with Senator
Collins, loses her support

Reuters, by Patricia Zengerle

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Posted By:Emerson, 11/29/2012 2:12:34 PM

WASHINGTON - Susan Rice´s attempts to ease the concerns of her Republican critics seemed to have little effect on Wednesday, as more U.S. senators - including a moderate one-time supporter - raised new questions about her despite two days of meetings at the Capitol. U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for over an hour(Snip) The moderate Republican even brought up a new concern, about Rice´s record in the State Department 14 years ago in connection with the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa.

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Long before Obama and Benghazi, Susan Rice was a walking disaster.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/29/2012 2:18:44 PM     (No. 9039729)

Collins´s concerns are huge:

Collins stressed at length that the United States seems not to have learned lessons from the bombings of the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, when Rice was the State Department´s Africa region head.

Collins said this year´s attack in Benghazi "echoed" those attacks. "In both cases, the ambassador begged for additional security," and State turned down both requests, she said.

"I asked Ambassador Rice what her role was. She said that she would have to refresh her memory but that she was not involved directly in turning down the request. But surely, given her position as assistant secretary for African Affairs, she had to have been aware," Collins said.


Rice was also responsible for our not taking Osama bin Laden when Sudan offered to hand him over.

Collins is apparently key to Rice´s confirmation if she is nominated. Collins has folded in the past. One wonders if her resolve will hold up or if Rice/Obama will be able to play her.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/29/2012 2:33:04 PM     (No. 9039764)

´...would have to refresh her memory.´

No fair !

She didn´t know this was going to be on the test.

Another AA hire.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: rbwkc, 11/29/2012 5:07:05 PM     (No. 9040018)

If you can’t convice three RINO Senators to vote for your posting as the top Diplomat in the country, what are you going to do when you meet up with Iran?

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