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W.H. Sends Out Rice, Who Misled on Benghazi, to Make Case for Syria

Daniel Halper
The Weekly Standard [1]
September 9, 2013

Susan Rice famously blamed the Benghazi terror attack that took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on an Internet video. She further said the terror attack occurred after a spontaneous protest over that anti-Muslim film got out of hand, instead of blaming the al Qaeda backed terrorists responsible for the murders.

“The White House has had quite enough of the controversy over ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, the misleading talking points she used in TV interviews about the jihadist attacks in Benghazi, and the Obama administration’s contradictory narrative about those attacks,” Steve Hayes reported [2] in December.

But today, Rice will be called upon again to make a public case for the White House — this time, she’ll be talking about Syria. Except now Rice is the national security adviser, a promotion she received in the last year.

Here’s the press release from the New America Foundation, where Rice will be speaking today, which the White House forwarded along:


New America Foundation to Host White House National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday September 9, the New America Foundation will host a public event on the situation in Syria featuring White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice. Ambassador Rice will discuss the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians, the longstanding international norm against the use of chemical weapons, and the need for action to deter the Assad regime from future use of chemical weapons.


IntroductionAnne-Marie Slaughter [3], President, New America Foundation

Keynote remarks: Ambassador Susan E. Rice, White House National Security Advisor


Monday, September 9, 2013

12:30 p.m. EST – 1:30 p.m. EST

Talk about not putting your best foot forward.