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Susan Rice's Auspicious Sappuku: Kudos to Sen. John McCain for Stopping THE Enemy of Congo

Posted on the 13 December 2012 by Aengw @alexengwete

Susan Rice's auspicious sappuku: Kudos to Sen. John McCain for stopping THE enemy of Congo

Right now, I don't give a damn about whatever partisan motives Sen.
John McCain might have harbored in going after Ambassador Susan Rice.

I'm just elated that the intense pressure Sen. McCain brought to bear
on the case of this unbecoming diplomat resulted in her abandoning her
quest to replace Secretary Hillary Clinton as the US top diplomat.

I particularly savored the Washington Post headline that hit me like a
sucker punch: "Rice withdraws as candidate for secretary of state."

Rice's letter to President Obama also showed that she'd have been in
over her head as the world's top diplomat.

The tone of her letter evinced the same arrogance and abrasiveness,
which some democrat stalwarts were reportedly pointing to as they
quietly kept pressuring Obama to reconsider her selection as secretary
of state.

Rice wrote to Obama:

"I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time."


"The position of Secretary of State should never be politicized. . ..I
am saddened that we have reached this point, even before you have
decided whom to nominate. We cannot afford such an irresponsible
distraction from the most pressing issues facing the American people."

The problem with this statement is that it's plagiarized: it was the
Republicans who were claiming all along she'd end politicizing that

And, by the way, who sent her on those strange errands on Sunday's
political talk shows to try and explain the unexplainable that
happened at Benghazi?

Wasn't that job Secretary Clinton's?

She shouldn't therefore describe as "irresponsible distraction" the
right of Sen. McCain and others to determine her motives in those
apparently insolicited fool's errands.

At any rate, Congolese are letting out a great sigh of relief as the
good news of Rice's auspicious sappuku sinks in.

At this critical juncture when the integrity of Congo is being
threatened by M23 and Kagame, the morale of the Congolese would have
been crushed at the prospect of having for four long years as the
world's second most powerful person Kagame's former lobbyist and an
active enabler of the military enterprise of pillages, massacres and
rapes of her erstwhile client.

Let's hope that Obama will kick her out of New York City and thus
hasten her final return at her garage at the Brookings Institution in
her native D.C. where she'd stop doing harm to the Congolese...for


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