Why U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice represented the White House in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is still a mystery. President Obama’s spirited defense of the Ambassador included the rather odd line that she “had nothing to do with Benghazi.” That comment begs the question of why the White House sent her out as the spokesperson for the Administration following the attack and why she agreed to take on that task in the first place. Given what we know about what really happened in Benghazi now, these seem like fair questions.
Yesterday, House Democrats asserted that any criticism of Ambassador Rice in this matter results from “sexism and racism.” There is absolutely no evidence of that.
Susan Rice is an accomplished person. A graduate of Stanford University and a Rhodes Scholar, she is fully capable of speaking for herself in this matter, and she should.