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December 16, 2012

Letter: Rice, Clinton, take fall for Obama


The ability to at least question another’s truthfulness may not be important if you are in the inner circle of the Obama administration. It might just be a wise practice to question everything one might hear in such company, knowing that the news people owned by that cabal can be counted on to either bail you out or to look the other way until things blow over.

But being naive and gullible are not good things when your job as UN ambassador has you in contact with politically adept people purveying their own nation’s agenda on a daily basis in the ongoing business of UN diplomacy.

On the NBC Nightly News of Dec. 13, it was Brian Williams’ turn to provide a chair-to-chair forum for Rice to rationalize, minimize, extemporize and compromise. All she could manage was to do was dig a bigger hole for herself.

Not to parse her comments one by one, it is enough to note that, after saying that her entire life has been in public servant positions, Rice actually said she was not a political person. Does she really believe we are going to fall for that?

Barry McCloskey


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