Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who infamously misled the American people about what transpired in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, is the last person who should be judging the Trump administration's rhetoric. Yet, in a new op-ed for The Washington Post, she goes on a tirade about how the president and his allies have made Americans less safe by "twisting the truth." Here's just one excerpt from her highly ironic piece.
The foundation of the United States’ unrivaled global leadership rests only in part on our military might, the strength of our economy and the power of our ideals. It is also grounded in the perception that the United States is steady, rational and fact-based. To lead effectively, the United States must maintain respect and trust. So, when a White House deliberately dissembles and serially contorts the facts, its actions pose a serious risk to America’s global leadership, among friends and adversaries alike.
She must have amnesia.
In 2012, Rice distorted plenty facts of her own. Instead of admitting the truth about the terror attack in Benghazi - that it was an organized and deliberately planned attack on the U.S. consulate - Rice insisted that the combatants only acted in response to a controversial YouTube video. She repeated the lie again and again and again. That conclusion, she said, was based on the information she had at the time. Nevertheless, her false talking points doomed her nomination for secretary of state.
Asked two years later if she regretted misleading Americans, she said her conscience was clean.
But please lecture the new administration.