Serial prevaricator Susan Rice, the current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, was given a ‘Great American Award’ last night for “strengthening the world’s common security.”
Before you start flooding Sean Hannity’s hotline with irate calls, the ‘honor’ was given at the The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The award is actually named in honor of Louis E. Martin and is given to people whom liberals think are deserving of congratulations.
Susan Rice, lest some people forget, appeared on television after the mass uprisings at U.S. embassies across the Muslim world on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, and the terror attack on a diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, and blamed a rarely viewed anti-Islamic YouTube video.
This is but one of the repeated talking points she gave from her whirlwind Sunday talk show tour:
“What happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video,” Rice said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” five days after the attack.
The reason this is a particularly vicious talking point is because it is a sick way of blaming America for causing the protests and the terror attack because a few unstable individuals violated the hallowed tenets of political correctness. It happens to be made-up.
Even blaming the numerous protests at embassies on the video is problematic, given that there were chants of “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama” outside the Cairo embassy that was stormed, and there was also a deadly protest in Lebanon over the Pope’s visit (that was the one where a KFC/Hardees was burned down, and we won’t even get into what happened at a local Bacon Hut).
Counter-terrorism experts like the torpedoed former CIA Director David Petraeus, who himself was rushed out of office with a lot of bluster despite the administration knowing about his indiscretions for over a year, knew the terrorist attack at Benghazi was connected to al Qaeda almost immediately.
Yet scripted talking points that removed references to ‘al Qaeda’ and ‘terrorism‘ were crafted and given to Rice, who sat in on intelligence briefings regarding the Benghazi attack. Lying to the American people, not to mention the mothers and widows of slain servicemen, about a deadly act of terrorism to benefit a president during an election campaign season is not worthy of being called a “great American,” it is worthy of disgrace.