Double Down: Rice Continues to Defend Benghazi Comments
Nearly three months to the day since her Sunday morning talk-show comments sealed her political doom, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice has yet to recant for blaming the Benghazi attacks on a YouTube video at a time when we already knew it was terrorism.
Moreover, even in withdrawing her name from consideration for Sec. of State on Dec. 13, Rice actually took the opportunity (again) to defend her comments.
During the short speech she gave while withdrawing her name, Rice was unapologetic:
When speaking on Benghazi I relied on fully on cleared, unclassified points provided by the intelligence community, which encapsulated their best current assessment. These unclassified points were consistent with the classified assessments I received as a senior foreign policymaker. It would have been irresponsible for me to substitute my personal judgment for our government’s and wrong for me to reveal classified information.