Watch: Benghazi Liar Susan Rice Laughably Tries To Cover For Obama Over Iran After Trump Calls Them Out
During an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Susan Rice was back out peddling lies after President Trump called out Obama out saying Quds Force Commander General Qasem Soleimani should have been eliminated years ago.
The Benghazi liar Susan Rice responded saying, “I am doubtful ultimately it will prove to be the right thing. In the first instance, any of us familiar with Qasem Soleimani and the extraordinary blood on his hands has to be happy to see him off the battlefield. He was a murderer and terrorist of the first order. Having said that, whether we and Americans around the world are safer as a result of his targeted assassination than they would have been had we pursued other means to deal with what was purportedly the imminent threat at hand. I am not sure about that. I am not sure as I look at this, there are other ways to de-escalate this situation.”
Blitzer followed up and asked, “Do you trust what you’re hearing from the Trump administration right now, the initial information about the intelligence assessments?”
Rice’s answer was predictable, “I wish I could. This administration, sadly, tragically, has a record of almost daily misrepresenting the facts, telling falsehoods about issues big and very small. It’s hard to have confidence on the face of their representations. I’d like to see the evidence. I’d like to see the details behind the information that apparently led to this attack. Certainly, what Qasem Soleimani has done and Iran’s record would support what the administration is saying, not the least in the recent context, but one cannot be certain without seeing the facts.”
Blitzer than said, “Do you expect administration officials right now are lying?”
Rice responded and said, “I’m not prepared to say that. I hope certainly not. If they were lying about something of this magnitude, I hate to think of the consequences for the United States. But as I said, given their track record, one can’t be certain, as one would hope to be in a context like that the commander-in-chief and his top lieutenant are giving us the whole story.”
During an appearance on MSNBC Rachel Maddow’s show, Rice claimed that if the Obama Administration knew about Soleimani they would have considered taking him out. Rice said, “The Obama administration was not presented with an opportunity by our intelligence community or by the U.S. military to strike Qassem Soleimani.” Rice continued saying, “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.”
Are you freaking kidding me! He was a visitor at the White House!
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 2, 2020
Below you can watch Rice’s appearance on CNN and MSNBC.
“I am doubtful that ultimately it will prove to be the right thing,” says former national security adviser Susan Rice about President Trump’s decision to order a US airstrike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. https://t.co/47nkJMu14i pic.twitter.com/LLSdDNASzL
— CNN (@CNN) January 4, 2020
Susan Rice: “The Obama administration was not presented with an opportunity by our intelligence community or by the U.S. military to strike Qassem Soleimani.” pic.twitter.com/y0CrcnfLvw
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 4, 2020