(NationalSentinel) Politics: In 2012, after the Benghazi disaster, President Obama trotted out trusty national security advisor Susan Rice to claim that the attack on the U.S. consulate there, in which Amb. Christopher Stevens was killed along with three other American operatives, wasn’t a planned act of terrorism but the result of some obscure anti-Muslim video.
That, of course, turned out to be bunk. But there was loyalist Rice telling every TV camera she could get in front of the big lie.
Now, it appears, Rice and her former Obama administration colleagues have been caught lying again – this time about their claim that a deal had been struck with Syria to rid the country of its remaining chemical weapons.
Per Fox News:
Susan Rice and other former Obama administration officials are taking heat for past claims that their 2013 Syria agreement successfully led to the Assad regime purging its entire chemical weapons stockpile — in the wake of this week’s alleged sarin gas attack.
During an interview this past January with National Public Radio, former National Security Adviser Rice touted the “success” in Syria, in striking a deal with Russia’s help that resulted in the prior administration dropping the threat of military action.
“We were able to find a solution that didn’t necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished,” she boasted. “We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.”
Rice has come under fire for making misleading comments in the past. Most recently, she grabbed headlines for allegedly being tied to allegations of improper surveillance of the Trump team prior to his inauguration.
Rice wasn’t the only liar in this bunch:
In July 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss the September 2013 deal that resulted in Russia agreeing to help confiscate and then destroy Syria’s stockpile.
“We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out,” Kerry claimed.
At the time, the fact-checking website PolitiFact found Kerry’s comments to be “mostly true.” However, given new evidence that Assad had recently used chemical weapons against his own people, PolitiFact was forced to revisit and revise its assessment of Kerry’s claims.
It is hard to figure out what is worse – the disservice to the American people Rice, Kerry, Clinton and other Obama administration officials have done repeatedly, or the fact that they wasted an Ivy League education on becoming little more than paid political hacks for the Left-wing Marxist president who is only too happy to let them take the heat for him.
It’s pointless to note that the people deserve better, because the people already know that. Maybe the Trump administration can exact some justice when it gets to the bottom of Rice’s involvement in unmasking and potentially leaking the names of Trump Team members.