Breaking News

Susan Rice Responds to Criticisms Against Her
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

On Wednesday, United States Ambassador Susan Rice responded to comments made about her and her account of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans. Rice that her account was based on the initial intelligence community assessments. Rice said that she respects Senator John McCain, who has criticized her since her account, but said “some of the statements he’s made about me have been unfounded, but I look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him.”

Republicans shot down her initial comments about the attack, which she claimed were caused by an anti-Muslim video posted to YouTube in the United States. The attack occurred on September 11, the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Critics of Rice have said multiple times that it was a terrorist attack on the consulate and not an angry mob that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

  
What
Where


Rice has received the brunt of the criticism because it has been rumored that she is going to eventually replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who reportedly is not going to return for President Barack Obama’s second term in the White House.

At the United Nations Security Council, Rice told reporters: “As a senior U.S. diplomat, I agreed to a White House request to appear on the Sunday shows to talk about the full range of national security issues of the day, which at that time were primarily and particularly the protests that were enveloping and threatening many diplomatic facilities, American diplomatic facilities around the world, and Iran’s nuclear program. The attack on our facilities in Benghazi was obviously a significant piece of this.”

Just a couple of hours prior to the attack in Benghazi, a mob attached the United States Embassy in Cairo in response to the anti-Muslin video.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“When discussing the attack against our facilities in Benghazi, I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community,” she said. “I made clear that the information was preliminary, and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. Everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available.”

Rice continued, “You know the FBI and the State Department’s Accountability Review Board are conducting investigations as we speak. And they will look into all aspects of this heinous terrorist attack, to provide what will become the definitive accounting of what occurred.”



“Let me just end by saying I knew Chris Stevens. I worked closely with him and had the privilege of doing so as we tried together, as a government, to free the Libyan people from the tyranny of (Libyan leader Moammar) Gadhafi. He was a valued colleague, and his loss, as well as the loss of his three colleagues, is a massive tragedy for all of us who serve in the U.S. government, and for all the American people,” Rice said.

“None of us will rest, none of us will be satisfied until we have the answers, and the terrorists responsible for this attack are brought to justice,” she said.



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience

USA-CA-Oakland

Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Mid-level Restructuring Attorney with bankruptcy experience

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of our client seeks mid-level restructuring attorney with 4-6 years of exper...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Employment, Labor and OSHA Attorney with 3-6 years of experience

USA-TX-Dallas

Dallas office of our client seeks employment, labor and OSHA attorney with 3-6 years of experience. ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

As an in-house legal counsel at Wix’s legal department, you will play a significant role in de...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-MO-Kansas City

Successful, expanding KC personal injury law firm seeks an attorney with 5+ years personal injury li...

Apply now

Civil & Business Litigation / Transactional Attorney

USA-CA-Clovis

Law firm with primary emphasis in Business & Civil Litigation and transactional work, seeks confiden...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-MD-Greenbelt

CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY - Houlon, Berman, Finci, Levenstein & Sandler, LLC, an established AV rat...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top