Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice continued to carry water for her former boss, President Obama, Friday night during an appearance on MSNBC, when she lied openly and blatantly — again — following news that the Trump administration sent Iran’s top terrorism general to Hades with a Hellfire.
On to discuss the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, Rice did her best impression of herself following the Benghazi disaster, when she went on five different Sunday morning news programs to tell the world the attack on our U.S. consulate and murder of four diplomatic personnel including Amb. Chris Stevens was the result of some obscure video from California.
It really was classic: Rice, the liar, discussing the bold leadership decision by a real president, Donald Trump, with another liar, Rachel Maddow, who has told her audience for three years that “Russian collusion” really happened — when it didn’t (because it was a hoax).
One of the biggest fibs is Rice’s statement that “the Obama administration was not presented with an opportunity by our intelligence community or by the U.S. military to strike Qassem Soleimani.”
Had we been presented such an opportunity, what we would have done is weigh very carefully and very deliberately the risks versus the potential rewards.
So, if in fact the administration can be believed that there was indeed strong intelligence of an imminent threat against the United States that’s being carried out by Soleimani and related militia then the question becomes, [was] there more than one way to address that threat? Was the only way to deal with it to kill Soleimani? Certainly, given his history and track record, he deserves his just rewards but the question is does that serve our interests? Does that make us more secure?
I do think the risk of direct conflict and sustained conflict with Iran – a war – has gone up immeasurably. There’s no question in my mind that they will retaliate in a very serious way in a time and a place of their choosing — maybe multiple times and multiple places.
What a load of horse manure.
The fact is, Soleimani strode through the Middle East during the Obama years like he owned the place. It wouldn’t have been difficult at all for U.S. intelligence to pick up his trail and send him to Hades if, in fact, Obama had wanted to do so.
After all, the man ordered more than 3,000 drone strikes during his time in the White House. Now, if U.S. intel could identify those targets, they sure could have found Soleimani who, again, wasn’t trying to hide.
And for the record, Obama should have targeted this guy. He was responsible for the deaths of multiple hundreds of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq against militias that were armed, in part, by Soleimani’s Quds forces.
But no. Obama wanted a “legacy” which was allowing the Iranians to build nuclear weapons at some point down the road while claiming he had stopped them from doing so in the present.
Rice was a part of all of this. She knew the intimate details of the Obama regime’s dealings with Iran and what the president’s policy objectives were regarding the Islamic republic.