More Republican Hypocrisy:
So when Reuters headlines its article about Susan Rice’s meeting with GOP senators this morning, “Rice meeting with senators fails to dampen criticism,” you know that the Republican double standard of hypocrisy is in full swing. Whatever the explanations that occurred after the killings in Benghazi were, Susan Rice is UN Ambassador, not the National Security Advisor. The Republican pummeling of Rice — given its historical support of the Bush administration/Condi Rice failure to even try and prevent 9/11 coupled with its bloody war policies – is more than just partisan politics.
After all, we are talking about national security here – and the only security that the McCain/Graham Republican Party appears to be protecting is their own jobs. More than 3000 people from all nations died in the Twin Towers on 9/11 and in the other hijacked planes. Thousands upon thousands more perished in two wars launched by the Bush administration.
Given the comparatively positive national security record under President Obama in terms of terrorism – and given Susan Rice’s peripheral role as a script reader in the Benghazi affair – McCain, Graham and their self-serving colleagues are vilifying the wrong Rice.
But they know that. It’s all part of the same shameful bullying that we have seen for years, one that puts the national security interests of the United States in partisan peril.