Rice plays the Gong Show, loses

Susan Rice delivered a strategy speech to Brookings Institution. In it she said:

But, too often, what’s missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there’s a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World War II or the Cold War.

We can’t afford to be buffeted by alarmism and an instantaneous news cycle. We must continue to do the hard work of leading a complex and rapidly evolving world, of seizing opportunities, and of winning the future for our children.

Perspective? Well it is not D-Day, yet anyway. No, this is the Titanic. Captain O and his advisers are telling the band “keep on playing, just a little louder”.

On Iran she said: “We must give diplomacy a chance to finish the job.”

How many chances has diplomacy had? Obama himself has extended it what 3 times? Again, a parallel to the Titanic. Give those life preservers a chance if you really must. But relax and stop the alarmism.

BBC

In a letter outlining the strategy, Mr Obama said the US would “always defend our interests and uphold our commitments to allies and partners”.

“But we have to make hard choices among many competing priorities and we must always resist the overreach that comes when we make decisions based upon fear.”

I rest my Titanic analogy case. ‘Let’s not act too rashly, more music please, louder. Have some faith in the concept. Louder.‘ Our national defense and security is overreach?

After all her statements, there are people fighting to Gong her. She certainly has a record in divisive denial, like Benghazi.

Strong and sustained American leadership remains essential, as ever. Think for a minute where the world would be today without decisive U.S. leadership.

Yea, just think.

We will always act to defend our country and its people, but we aim to avoid sending many thousands of ground forces into combat in hostile lands.

So Obama wants Congress to draft and pass a new authorization for Obama on Iraq, which should state no ground troops. Does that sound ridiculous for a necessary authorization?

We are committed to fighting terrorism and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, even as we rally the world to meet the threats of tomorrow

“We are committed” even as we cannot deny Iran nuclear capability. But follow what we say, not what we do. “Louder music, please!”

4 comments on “Rice plays the Gong Show, loses

  1. peppermintfarm says:

    Bull,

    Great article!

    I could not believe my ears at the shit that was coming out of Rice’s mouth. It confirmed for me that she knew she was lying about Benghazi because this speech was so full of lies! No there’s no worry.They are doing all they can. We’re not anywhere near WWIII. No existential threat to see.

    I would have liked to hit her with a gong. And her boss.

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    • Bullright says:

      Pepp, yea the lies springeth forth. Why anyone should believe her after her last lies, I don’t know. Right, I almost threw something when I heard that. That’s when it occurred to me it was the Titanic.

      She apparently doesn’t see the irony of reliving the 30’s. And every time they make a pronouncement they are proved wrong. I guess she knows what an existential threat is. (she’s seen the mirror) Her boss is the threat of threats our founders warned of, from within.

      She should have been gonged. I was curious what applause she got. They proved they don’t give a hoot about our security. Benghazi revealed so much…and look at Libya now. Who could she have been talking to?

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