Obama taps Susan Rice as next national security adviser
June 5th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

Obama taps Susan Rice as next national security adviser

[Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he was bringing longtime confidante Susan Rice, the U.N. ambassador caught up in political controversy over the Benghazi terrorist attack, to the White House to succeed Tom Donilon as national security adviser.


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  1. Mary

    Egyptian politicians holding talks with President Mohammed Mursi Monday were unwittingly broadcast on live TV brainstorming ideas to sabotage an Ethiopian dam.
    Don't fool yourselves into thinking own Government isn't doing the same to us behind closed doors

    June 5, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Tea bagger

      Are you calling Barack Obama a Kenyan, with all these wild accusations of sabotaging Ethiopian dams? Where's your proof?

      June 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      Hi mary. I missed u sweetheart u are mine.

      June 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Spectre

    Ha ha ha ha, my sinister plan to infuse the US national leadership with inept bumbling fools is nearly complete! Soon the United States will collapse and the world will be mine!

    June 5, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Typical

      Sounds like an episode of Pinky and the Brain. In this case, Obama is clearly Pinky.

      June 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Human Resources

    Susan Rice has impeccable credentials: The right skin color. "Benghazi was attacked by a spontaneous mob angered by a US made youtube video" is not a sufficiently brain-dead analysis to disqualify her for this most important geopolitical strategic position during these dangerous times.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Portland tony

    Obviously a knowledgeable and talented woman whose only fault was reading unquestionably her bosses's initial account, now discredited. of what occurred during the early assessment of the Benghazi fiasco.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Agree with@Portland tony. Her fault was raising her hand when no one was coming forward to answer questions.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      No, I'd say her problem was sauntering onto five different outlets and spouting falsehoods about something at best she knew nothing about, at worst she was complicit in covering up. So she's either clueless or a liar. Either way, not good Natl Security Advisor material.

      June 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Good morning folks & att @Portland tony @dazzle@chrissy@banasy@bobcat@JI-f@s kel @Mary @Bambi and others who
    care .Read Noam Chomsky's article "Humanity imperiled & path to destruction" in Common Dreams.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    I'm sure@Pete would be interested.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @saywhat,hey how are you and everybody doing..Susan Rice was at fault for just coming out theorizing what went wrong in Benghazi trying to quiet down the foaming mouths of the media after Romney stepped on his tongue on this incident as well...Remember she was just a supposid messager and can't be held accountable for false info she might have recieved..Hey did anyone condemn Condi Rice for running around telling everyone about Iraqs WMD and other lies Bush,Cheney concocted to keep the media in a feeding frenzy..I think republicans should go look at their political partys pasts before condemning others like Rumsfield as a special envoy to Reagan and sold not only weapons to afghan rebels but sarin gas to Kadafi,Hussein to use on their own people and where were republicans then ,the sanctumonious ones who think they can do no wrong when obviously they can't get anything right!!Thanks saywhat for the invite,take care all...

      June 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Some tourists in the Denver Natural History Museum are marveling at the dinosaur bones. One of them asks the guard, "Can you tell me how old those dinosaur bones are?"

    The guard replies, "They are 3 million, four years, and six months old."

    "That's an awfully exact number," says the tourist. "How do you know their age so precisely?"

    The guard answers, "Well, the dinosaur bones were three million years old when I started working here, and that was four and a half years ago."

    June 5, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Cute @ bobcat. Lol

    June 5, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man ran up to a policeman outside the local airport. "Help!" he cried. "A Swiss Army guard just stole my American FAA pocket knife!"

    "You're mixed up," the cop smiled. "You must mean an American FAA guard stole your Swiss Army pocket knife."

    Looking susp iciously both ways, the man whispered to the cop, "Just remember it was you who said it, not me!"

    June 5, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A kid is sitting on a department-store Santa's lap, and Santa decides to have a little fun.

    "So, sonny," he says, "You may have heard about me. I know when you've been sleeping, I know when you're awake. I know when you've been bad or good, OK? So be good, for goodness' sake!"

    The kid's eyes have been getting wider during this little speech, and finally he says, "Who ARE you? John Ashcroft?"

    June 5, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. observer

    Wow. There's a nice hateful comment out of nowhere.

    June 5, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. Typical

    Break the rules, Lie to the people, Play dumb, Get a promotion.

    June 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pete

    And Susan Rice shoots from the hip and is intelligent ,well versed in international policy as any republican including McCain..But what Pres.Obama likes about her is she's a pitbull not backing down from anyone even in the initial Benghazi hearings if you remember against Issa,collegues and its that straight forwardness combined with intelligence,tenacity,determination that republicans are scared of because she's not scared to tell republicans where to go and how to get there!!

    June 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rupert

    I think susan rice will do an excellent job regardless of the comments here.

    June 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
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