Susan Rice Dismisses Claims Edward Snowden Leaks Have Weakened Obama Presidency

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Susan Rice Dismisses Claims Edward Snowden Leaks Have Weakened Obama Presidency (Attribution Unknown)

You can probably hear the critics of  U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice freaking out now that she’s talking again. This time, it’s not about Benghazi, but Rice dismissed claims that Edward Snowden’s classified leaks have weakened the Obama presidency and damaged U.S. foreign policy:

US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice dismissed claims that Edward Snowden’s highly classified leaks have weakened the Obama presidency and damaged US foreign policy, insisting that the United States will remain “the most influential, powerful and important country in the world”.

Rice’s remarks were her only public ones on Snowden and came in an interview with The Associated Press as she prepared to leave the UN post and start her new job on Monday as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser.

She said it’s too soon to judge whether there will be any long-term serious repercussions from the intelligence leaks by the former National Security Agency contractor who fled to Hong Kong and then Russia after seizing documents disclosing secret US surveillance programmes in the US and overseas, which he has shared with The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers.

“I don’t think the diplomatic consequences, at least as they are foreseeable now, are that significant,” she said.

It should tick off her critics that she will assume her new role as National Security Adviser to President Obama. That’s enough to send the right wingnuts into a frenzy.

Sen. John McCain Now Says President Obama, Not Susan Rice the Real Problem in Benghazi Attack

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Sen. John McCain Now Says President Obama, Not Susan Rice the Real Problem in Benghazi Attack (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Sen. John McCain, who attacked UN ambassador Susan Rice over her talking points in the aftermath of the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, now says she could win him over during confirmation hearings, if she is nominated to replace Hillary Clinton, by President Obama. Um, really? During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, he backtracked after his attacks on Rice were proven to be unfounded.

Host Chris Wallace then circled back, asking McCain if he was saying “she could conceivably get your vote for Secretary of State.”

“I think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position,” McCain responded. “Just as she said. But, she’s not the problem. The problem is the president of the United States.” Source

The reality is that John McCain is losing credibility fast and it seems that he’s chewing on sour grapes over his loss to then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008. It’s amazing that he was quick to throw Susan Rice under a bus, but when there was clear evidence that the Bush Administration bungled the intelligence leading up to the September 11, 2001, terror attacks that claimed thousands of lives, we didn’t hear peep out of him on throwing Donald Rumsfeld or Condoleezza Rice under a bus.

Watch John McCain on Fox News Sunday:

 Sen. John McCain Now Says President Obama, Not Susan Rice the Real Problem in Benghazi Attack