Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement
February 23rd, 2014
03:43 PM ET

Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement

By Chloe Sommers

In her first Sunday talk show appearance since her use of Benghazi “talking points” set off a political firestorm in 2012, National Security Adviser Susan Rice was asked point-blank whether she has any regrets about her involvement in informing the public of developments regarding the violence before, during and after the attacks on a U.S. post in Libya.

"No," Rice bluntly told David Gregory on NBC's "Meet The Press.”

He noted that many believe the controversy over the accuracy of Rice's talking points cost her a chance at becoming secretary of state.

“This information I provided, which I explained to you, which was what we had at the moment, it could change,” Rice said. “I commented this was based on what we knew on that morning was provided to me and my colleagues and Congress, by the intelligence community, and that's been well validated in many ways since.

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  1. Kayaking Maps

    Susan Rice you ended up being a disgrace just as much as Loretto Lynch is. You should feel bad, both of you should ride the short yellow bus together .

    June 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  2. Hawkeye07

    What a steaming sack of democrat this one is.

    March 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  3. david saint

    lol i find it amusing people are still riled up about this on the right. Just for the simple fact of the hand they had in thousands of soldiers dying or coming home gravely wounded, due to lies perpetuated by the Bush admin (and its well known). Along with the cover up and use of Pat Tillmans death as propaganda for their illegal war! But hey, "Benghazi!!" right hypocrites?

    March 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • george

      If you would only fly back to this planet. So 4 dedicated Americans died, possibly for no reason, obandon and his merry court jesters lie about it, and to this day still do, and you don't care or want to know what happened. Mr. Transparent is not only the worst president in the history of the world whomever he is doing the bidding for should be prosecuted for what they are doing to the American people.

      March 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  4. Tom1940

    Ms. Rice, a truly remarkable woman – a woman of great talent, articulate, educated and totally devoid of common-sense. Again, to go before the public (no matter how benign and friendly the media outlet is), and to repeat, essentially that which she said before, ignoring that it was essentially 100% discounted as to truthfulness, veracity, honesty and above all no apology for "anything", is truly, truly a remarkable thing to do. I applaud her for being a "brave face, and 100% Obama Supporter and "true disciple" and foot soldier (too the bitter end). But she should "get out more". I mean outside of the White House, Beltway and away from WDC in general. Take a trip and see what the folks actually think out in "fly-over" country – and how she is "actually" perceived to be. I believe she would be just a bit disappointed in the results of her trip.

    February 25, 2014 at 12:24 pm | Reply
    • Jodo

      Buckwheat told her to lie. She did. Repeatedly.

      February 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm | Reply
      • david saint

        lol nice racist term..apparently, its ok for Condie rice to lie about faux WMD's in Iraq, and Pat Tillmans death for MONTHS! But Susan Rice reads the wrong thing once, and shes to blame? lol and there in lies the hypocrisy that is the GOP. Oh, Pats family is STILL waiting for answers too! but never mind that right, "Benghazi!"

        March 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm |
  5. aurelius

    To those who keep bringing up Benghazi, the place never meant a thing (none knew where it was and probably still don't), but simply another "tool" in repeated failed Republican attempts to discredit the President, no matter what the consequences for the nation. Not different from those who support Snowden.

    February 25, 2014 at 8:14 am | Reply
    • Jodo

      obama does a fine job discrediting himself. He doesn't need help from the GOP

      February 25, 2014 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  6. PeterGelezius

    Totally shameless,got caught in a lie on national TV

    February 24, 2014 at 6:36 am | Reply
  7. bitty31985

    What a horrible woman, a horrible administration and a horrible President.

    February 24, 2014 at 1:11 am | Reply
  8. Donald George MacDonald

    After the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, U.S. citizens continued to serve in the military and bravely sacrificed their lives in 19 more wars. 19 more wars, all of which occurred in foreign countries with the exception of the War of 1812, and the Civil War and American Indian Wars when we turned our guns upon our own people.

    And in the U.S., we sit with our eyes blankly staring and with our mouths agape every 4th of July and say, "ooh and aah" as we again celebrate our “bombs bursting in air.”

    In the U.S., almost from birth we are taught to sing our National Anthem written, of course, about and during a war, the War of 1812.

    In the U.S., almost since birth we sing most loudly, always in unison and cheer as fighter jets perform low fly-bys.

    In the U.S., we sing about “the perilous fight” and “rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air.”

    In the U.S., our National Anthem fittingly concludes, “Then conquer we must,”

    In the U.S., our majority of citizens require or pressure even our youngest children to promise to obey our government which is after all, the same when we "Pledge Allegiance to the Flag."

    February 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Reply
    • bitty31985

      Very insightful! 🙂

      February 24, 2014 at 1:13 am | Reply
    • PeterGelezius

      Nothing in the pledge about obeying the government.

      February 24, 2014 at 6:40 am | Reply
    • Mel

      It's called pride in your country and for many people that sing our anthem or recite our pledge of allegiance, we do so with respect for those that gave their lives so that we may have freedom. This country may have many flaws and has made a lot of mistakes, however for those that are truly grateful to have been born here, it is a humbling and proud act to recite or sing something that has so much meaning. Though wars have been fought, American lives have been lost we as Americans do stand United if for only one thing. Our Country is the greatest on earth and we will give our lives defending it and for other Americans.

      February 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  9. physics1200

    She said exactly what the White House told her to say. The White House had already enlightened us to the fact that
    terrorism was on the run. Could not have anything interrupt the narrative that had already been put out.

    February 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Reply
  10. Donald George MacDonald

    And even our most patriotic and brave soldiers will not be able to protect us from our foreign blunders.

    And even our most patriotic and brave soldiers will not be able to protect us from those who fear U.S. global military expansionism and from those who covet our sold weapons of mass destruction and from those who despise the arrogance of U.S. actions and its failed foreign policies.

    February 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Reply
    • Donald George MacDonald

      I ask you how many more of our next generations of finest youths will somehow be coerced and convinced or ordered by leaders of nations, movements and religions to sacrifice their precious lives in war?

      How many more will it be?

      Will it be many millions more or could it be none?

      Do you possess the answers?

      Indeed you do.

      In deeds you do.

      Our definition of democracy determines this to be true.

      February 23, 2014 at 6:29 pm | Reply
      • Donald George MacDonald

        May there be
        peace on earth
        and goodwill
        toward all people
        in this world.

        February 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm |
      • Donald George MacDonald

        Breaking Ranks

        My focused sight flashes me back again.
        I still see us more clearly here than when at war
        as our spent ranks like the undead marched
        past fire and ashes in a Mekong morning.

        Burning grass is firmly matted;
        cradles a still, slender woman.
        Flowing black hair no longer hides her embers;
        no longer shrouds her staring eyes now aglow.

        Once I barely cared to glance
        at her infectious, triumphant pyre.
        In my grave procession past
        I did not break my stride.

        February 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm |
      • Donald George MacDonald

        we are all
        we are all

        February 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm |

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