This link here is to the transcript of Susan Rice’s appearance on Face the Nation on September 16th. 5 days after the 9/11 attacks on the embassy in Benghazi.
In the appearance Rice states:
SUSAN RICE: …..But based on the best information we have to date, what our assessment is as of the present is in fact what began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy–
SUSAN RICE: –sparked by this hateful video. But soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that– in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post-revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.
BOB SCHIEFFER: But you do not agree with him that this was something that had been plotted out several months ago?
SUSAN RICE: We do not– we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned.
So she flat out denies any type of preplanned attack and lays blame squarely on a silly video, which is something she and Barack Obama now deny.
But what most people are missing is the other guest on the show, The President of Libya’s National Congress, Yousef Al-Magarief. Here are his words from moments before Susan Rice’s comments:
MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: The way these perpetrators acted and moved, I think we– and they’re choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, I think we have no– this leaves us with no doubt that this has preplanned, determined– predetermined.
BOB SCHIEFFER: And you believe that this was the work of al Qaeda and you believe that it was led by foreigners. Is that– is that what you are telling us?
MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: It was planned– definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who– who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their– since their arrival.
How embarrassing! Moments before Susan Rice claims the attacks were because of a video the other guest on the show states emphatically that the attacks were planned months in advance, by foreigners that were known about.
Are we to get the truth of this story from the Libyan officials now? They are seemingly to be trusted more than the Obama administration!
Here is the most shameful statement she made that day:
BOB SCHIEFFER: The Romney campaign continues to criticize the administration. Paul Ryan was on the campaign trail yesterday saying that the Obama administration has diminished America’s presence overseas and our image, a direct quote, “If we project– if we project weakness, they come. If we are strong, our adversaries will not test us and our allies will respond to us.” What’s your response to that?
SUSAN RICE: It’s two-fold. First of all, Bob, I think the American people expect in times of challenge overseas for our leaders to be unified and to come together and to be steadfast and steady and calm and responsible and that certainly what President Obama has been. With respect to what I think is a very empty and baseless charge of weakness, let’s be plain, I think American people know the record very well. President Obama said when he was running for President that he would refocus our efforts and attentions on al Qaeda. We’ve decimated al Qaeda. Osama bin Laden is gone. He also said we would end the war in Iraq responsibly. We’ve done that. He has protected civilians in Libya, and Qaddafi is gone. I serve up at the United Nations and I see every day the difference in how countries around the world view the United States. They view us as a partner. They view us as somebody they want to work with. They view President Obama as somebody they trust. Our standing in the world is much stronger so this charge of weakness is really quite baseless.
Mitt Romney knew more than Susan Rice did! Mitt Romney knew the facts. Susan Rice owes Mitt Romney an apology. Obama did protect citizens in Libya – he just ignored protecting the Ambassador and the 3 other brave Americans sent their on Obama’s behalf. Can we start the impeachment process now?