National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who has become as famous as the legendary “Baghdad Bob” for misleading statements, is at it again. Last Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” she described the now alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a man who “served the United States with honor and distinction" in Afghanistan.
Now the tone has changed. She told CNN Friday what she really meant was Bergdahl did "a very honorable thing" to volunteer to serve his country. "I realize there's been a lot of discussion and controversy around this. But, what I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war," Rice told CNN's "Newsroom."
Has the NSA become the “go to” person in the White House when someone needs to take the fall? Even before her first statement on Bergdahl, there was wide speculation the man had deserted his post before being captured by the Taliban. She didn't know that?
Rice told CNN, "I think what we need to care most about is his health and well-being and recovery. There'll be an opportunity, and the military has committed to review the circumstances of his capture. If there is a consequence that results from that, that will be delivered. In the meantime, let's remember this is a young man who volunteered to serve his country. He was taken as a prisoner of war. He suffered in captivity. He's now trying to begin the process of recovery. Let's let that happen."
The amount of falsified facts and plain outright lies is an alarming trend in the Obama administration. Too many times the media allows it to go on for weeks. Rice’s explanation of the video being the source of the Benghazi consulate attack in September, 2012 was the most famous incident.
Her excuse was stunning. "I provided the best information that the U.S. government had at the time. Parts of it turned out to be wrong. I regret that the information I was provided was wrong, and that I delivered it to the American people."
That was one of the biggest understatements, tongue-in-cheek excuses since Watergate. "That doesn't make me a liar," Rice said. Oh really Ms. Rice?
The National Security Adviser was at it again on Friday. Speaking about the brief meeting at the D-Day ceremonies in France between President Obama and President Putin, she felt compelled to discuss the Crimea and Ukraine crisis.
After a reporter questioned her on that, she said, Obama was "absolutely not" letting Putin off the hook for his takeover of Crimea and aggression into Ukraine. "The international community, led by the United States, has been absolutely clear that Russia's behavior has been contrary to international law, as the president said repeatedly," Rice told CNN. "We have rallied the countries of the world to impose costly sanctions on Russia for its actions."
Huh? She added a few words on the president’s foreign policy in general. He is "deeply, deeply committed to America playing its unique role of leadership in the world, a role that no other country can match. There is no other country on the planet with our military might, our economy, our diversity, our resources, our growing energy independence and our alliances.”
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