Rice Swings Back at McCain
She defends initial comments following Benghazi attacks
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2012 4:59 AM CST
In this image provided by CBS, Susan Rice, US ambassador to the UN, speaks on "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.   (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

(Newser) – UN Ambassador Susan Rice has finally taken a stand in the controversy over her Benghazi comments. Speaking to reporters at the UN yesterday, she defended her initial remarks, which called the attacks the result of protests over an anti-Islam video. "I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community," she said. "I made clear that the information provided to me was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers."

Her comments follow Congressional testimony by the deputy CIA head that voiced much the same position: Rice was given faulty information. "Everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available," Rice added. "None of us will rest ... until we have the answer, and the terrorists responsible for this attack will be brought to justice." Discussing John McCain's pledge to oppose her potential nomination for secretary of state, Rice called the senator's attacks "unfounded," Reuters reports. "I look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him."

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TheRaghead
Nov 24, 2012 4:31 PM CST
Think. She is there because she is simply a pseudo black drone that can talk. This is the typical of the image the Democratic/Progressive Party wants the world to see. Even I could have written a better script for this. This is typical of a "talking head". First The Company writes an intel EyesOnly DayStat (or equal) appraisal of the Libyan murders. The White House has this data. The USA has a drone (or a C-130) over Libya with troop available in Italy. There is a live feed to DC. We can expect the Situation Room has this a 100 foot monitor with smell-a-vision, plus sound. Then some boneheaded moron politico rewrites the intel and send it to Susan. This is not only a murder situation, it is a cover up, and it is I suspect an impeachment opportunity. If you think THIS is bad, wait, the worse is yet to come. Obama's buddy in Egypt wants to be a pharaoh.
ppaca
Nov 23, 2012 10:28 PM CST
Susan Rice goes on 5 Sunday morning TV shows and spews BS she was given by 0bama without veriying it. Oh yes, that shows great intelligence. Just what we need as Secretary of State. Just another 0bamaDrone.
reallybig
Nov 22, 2012 6:45 PM CST
Sounds like a good excuse to me. --- She relied on Team Obama for intelligence, and there was no intelligence to be had from the Intelligence Teams of Obama, who are all morons, idiots, and imbeciles. ------- REALLY