Susan Rice Withdraws Name From Secretary Of State Consideration-The Huffington Post

Susan Rice-Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP
By The Huffington Post

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for secretary of state, Brian Williams of NBC News reports.

 

"If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly -- to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities," Rice wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama, obtained by NBC News. "That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country ... Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time."

 

With Rice out of the running, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is widely believed to be the new frontrunner to replace current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

 

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein and Joshua Hersh reported earlier this month that Democrats were nervous about the prospect of nominating Kerry:

 

The concerns have nothing to do with Kerry's ability to handle the Foggy Bottom post. Nearly everyone agrees that he has the intellectual acumen and experience for the job.

Instead, Democrats said they worry that Republicans may be using the secretary of state fight as a roundabout way to regain a Senate seat the GOP lost this fall, when Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was defeated by Elizabeth Warren. The anti-Rice gambit, some Democrats said, has the feel of a Republican long con.

 

Obama released the following statement on Rice's withdrawal:

 

Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State. For two decades, Susan has proven to be an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant. As my Ambassador to the United Nations, she plays an indispensable role in advancing America’s interests. Already, she has secured international support for sanctions against Iran and North Korea, worked to protect the people of Libya, helped achieve an independent South Sudan, stood up for Israel’s security and legitimacy, and served as an advocate for UN reform and the human rights of all people. I am grateful that Susan will continue to serve as our Ambassador at the United Nations and a key member of my cabinet and national security team, carrying her work forward on all of these and other issues. I have every confidence that Susan has limitless capability to serve our country now and in the years to come, and know that I will continue to rely on her as an advisor and friend. While I deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks, her decision demonstrates the strength of her character, and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first. The American people can be proud to have a public servant of her caliber and character representing our country.

 

Rice's potential nomination was marred by persistent Republican criticism of her response to the Sept. 11 anniversary attack on a U.S. compound Benghazi, Libya.

 READ FULL STORY AND A COPY OF LETTER OF WITHRAWAL HERE

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definitely a weird allure to 's woman. But Miuccia Prada is

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Elena is unnerved trying to create something simple and wearable -- she hasn't worked so hard for so long, perfecting her high-fashion aesthetic only to dumb it down for mass market. Melissa, who reminds us twice that she wants to go down into history with this dress, goes back and forth about her fabric selection and ends up having to re-do her dress, pushing her to the limits with time. Sanjia seems lost trying to overcome her disappointment of being in the bottom last week. Alicia tries to channel Chanel with her dress, but Tim thinks her look reads “Joan of Arc,” which she takes as a compliment. Alicia KNOWS the judges won't like her dress but she really doesn't care.

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Re- Good for Her

This is a case of mistaken identity. There is C. Rice and S. Rice. C. Rice was the secretary of state of the US when Abiola died NOT S. Rice.

Susan Rice withdraws name

Though wrong for McCain who obviously is revenging for having lost the presidency to Obama. I love the methods of how things work in the Congress. Is anybody listening here in our Nigerian Congress. Do we have an opposition party to scrutinize the nominees as well and as deep without receiving bribes as it is done in the USA whose Democratic methods we supposed to have inherited? We can learn a lesson or two from these events.

Good for her no be dem join

Good for her no be dem join military kill Abiola? Yeye Rice, all the wuruwuru wey una do for our obodo for June 12 go haunt all of una.

Leave Amb. Rice alone - IBB is still living large in Nigeria

What has Amb Susan Rice got to do with the treacherous murder of MKO Abiola? Please leave her alone. You cowards should go after IBB, who murdered Dele Giwa, MKO Abiola, and others. He's still living large in Nigeria. Shame on you cowards!

Republicans were waiting for her with a Baseball Bat

Dr. Rice is a very articulate woman who can read a writing on the wall from a mile away! Republicans, angry that she did not tell the whole story about the attack on US Embassy in Benghazi that resulted in the death of a diplomat were waiting to carve a pound of flesh from her flat ass. She dodged their long knives ...if you ask me. A Good decision. And, there's the matter of Senator Kerry. If appointed, would mean a chance for the Republicans to recapture the Senate majority they recently lost to the Democrats. All na political calculus!

As none has proven her complicity in the death of that thug Abiola, I think it's arrant nonsense to attribute her faith to Karma. Instead, Karma worked on Abiola for his role in the death of his friend/partner Murtala Mohammed whose widow he later married. And God punished him for throwing a shipload of Bibles into the sea. All na destiny!

Elementary Geography: Nigeria is not a continent!!!

Puleeez!!! Nigeria is a country not a continent. If you didn't know that already, then our situation is more hopeless than I ever imagined :(

Definitely Not of Nigerian Descent

If her ancestors were Nigerians, Susan Rice would have dared the senators and go for confirmation hearing no matter how tough. Her DNA is no where near that of DG NCAA or DG SEC.

Akpos 1: the FOOL!!!!

Even a daft can conclude that U are irrational and a fool. Always commenting not on issues at stake but on sentiments with open hatred that will further darken your heart to move u closer to the devil!!! This is not strange, for "EDUCATION IS NOT SYNONYMOUS TO WISDOM"! If you are honest, prepare similar list(s) for other part(s) of "your" Nigeria so that we can judge u rationally! As I do not hate anyone just because of his origin or what his brothers did, I humbly wish U:" LONG LIVE THE UNITED STATES OF THE SS & SE REPUBLIC".

The two rices are killer agent

Wasted souls

MY GRANDMOTHER THOUGH A WOMAN

MY GRANDMOTHER THOUGH A WOMAN OF MEANS IS A STARK ILLITRATE. WHEN TOLD THAT AMERICA DOESN'T WANT RICE FOR OBAMA, SHE SAID AND I TRANSLATE
"WHAT WILL THE POOR CHILD BE FEEDING ON? ALL BLACKS LIKE RICE. HOWEVER, IF THEY DON'T WANT SHE WONT MIND TO HELP THEM SELL IN NIGERIA".LOL

Are you sure you understood

Are you sure you understood what you read?

I was really nervous when I

I was really nervous when I heard she was being considered for the SS post. She made a good decision to withdraw. And I think she probably knew the world wouldn't tolerate her arrogance and naughty diplomacy!

Mixing up of 2 Rices

Several comments on this story indicate a mix up of Condeleeza Rice and Susan Rice. They are 2 different people with same surname. They are also not related even though they attended same Stanford at different times. Please. Get your facts before making statements. SR should also help educating their readers.

one Nigeria

Sahara reporters are losing their mind, I am a Nigerian from Edo state originally,but I consider myself first and foremost a Nigerian to be reading this gabbage is a sin. Do not marginalized the southners or the Northerners we are but one Nigeria. The current strugle the country is witnessing is due mainly in part of corruptions. the haves and have not if you assumme you are better off than the Northerners you are deceiving yourselves.
I am so ashame to be call a nigerian reading this cynicle article we all can do better. Lets keep Nigeria one.

Karma has made sure MKO! Rest in Perfect Peace!

What goes around comes around! She colluded with killers in Nigeria and killed MKO Abiola to deny him the presidency he clearly won. Karma has made it sure she would not be the Queen herself! No pity for you lady! I detest the republicans for their houlier than thou nature, but Susan Rice is even more detested for participation in killing an innocent soul! In the murky word of diplomacy where intrigues run the day, karma bubbles its head here and there to make sure that those guilty of atrocities will find no peace either! Over to you Susan Rice. We wish you well, but karma has better plan for you! Please change your ways!

JOHN KERRY IS A MUCH BETTER CANDIDATE THAN HER

GOOD MOVE BY HER. SHE IS BETTER OFF STAYING AT THE UN. THE REPUBLICANS WILL SLAUGHTER HER AT THE CONFIRMATION HEARING. THERE IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST SCANDAL BREWING ABOUT HER.

Serves her right

Evil that men do live after them or rather evil that women do lives after them. She was part of the plot to assassinate MKO now when her turn came to reach the zenith of career she was denied. Our God is not a forgetful God.

Test your knowledge of the Continent called Nigeria

In which of the following ways do the Northern countries in the continent of Nigeria contribute to the continent?
a) Education
b) Scientific innovation
c) Sports
d) Female football
e) Women Beach volleyball
f) Mineral resources
g) Human Capital Resource
h) Music
i) Comedy
j) Nollywood
k) None of the above

ANSWER = (k) None of the above

In which of the following sectors of the economy of Continent Nigeria is the Northern countries most active?

a) Terrorism
b) Money Laundry
c) Domestic Security
d) Corruption & Street begging
e) Legislative terrorism
f) Under pants plane bombers
g) Suicide bombing
h) None of the above
i) All of the above

ANSWER = (i) All of the above

Long live the United States of the SS & SE Republic

RESCUE MISSION

As long as whoever it is, comes to nigerias rescuse,we couldnt care less.
Colect your oil and save our country.

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Thank God Ms. Susan Rice decided to withdraw her name from consideration for secretary of state job. Am not sure the world is ready for Rice after Condelisa Rice as Secretary of State during President Bush's tenor. Susan Rice made the right decision and I wish her lots of luck in her future endeavors.

someone should remind Mccain

someone should remind Mccain and Graham that condi rice also used the CIA talking points to justify the warning that let osama appear as NOT A THREAT to the USA...and BANG!!! 9/11... and then lied the US into Iraq. compare 9/11 and benghazi...which is more egregious??? obama's rice is accused of lying to the american people and bush's rice's lies caused 9/11...over 3000 lives in the us, and in iraq? over 162,000,000 deaths. both susan rice and condi rice used cia talking points.

Shame on Senator McCain and GOP!

So sad that an extraordinary Ambassador Susan Rice will withdraw her nomination for Secretary of State for delivering talking points on Benghazi attack that was given to her by the State department. This is insane and ridiculous. Here is a classic case of politics of bitterness and rancor. Shame on Senator McCain and GOP!

Honourable decision

Susan Rice has put her country and benefactor first,to ease the pain of distraction.Good for her!!

was instrumental to the death of abiola

The devil of a woman! Where is abiola!

Sorry She Withdrew--A Perfect Lady For the Job

From the perspective of someone who has had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Rice when she was the Undersecretary of state for Africa at the State Department, she should have made a perfect Secretary of State. She was humble, and very intelligent and have a full grasp of diplomatic knowledge to wit. This writer has interacted with her, and, in this writer's opinion, the world, and indeed Africa in particular has lost a good advocate in Dr. Rice withdrawing her name from consideration as Secretary of State.

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