Sunday, February 27, 2011
Susan Rice - Absentee Ambassador
But instead of taking the lead as the United Nations tried to force Khadafy to end his war on his own people, America's top UN official was essentially AWOL.
Which is every bit as shameful as it sounds.
But it's hardly a surprise, given the Obama administration's utter cluelessness in the Middle East of late.
O & Co. have been out to lunch since protests swept dictators out of power in Tunisia and Egypt -- just as they've been slow to act against Khadafy now.
Though maybe it's for the greater good that Rice is an ocean away -- when she shows up for work she seems to do even more damage.
Case in point: Just a week ago, she vetoed an anti-Israel resolution in the Security Council, but immediately unleashed a loathsome attack on Israel, damaging US ties with the Jewish state.
Her disappearance now sends an odd message to a close ally:
When it's time to bash Israel, Rice stays put. When it's time to get to work on Libya, her deputy can pick up the pieces.
Again, back in the real world, Libya's dictator has turned warplanes and helicopter gunships on his own people.
America's ambassador has been off in Susan Rice-land. Maybe it would be better if she stayed there for good.
(HuffPo) — . . . Missing the only Security Council meeting on the Middle East revolution was not Rice’s first absence from high profile UN business. Rice was absent when the UN held an emergency Security Council meeting on Israel’s raid of a ship headed to Gaza and when Iran was elected to the UN Women’s Commission. Rice also failed to speak out when Libya was elected to the UN Human Rights Council in May 2010.
She sure had plenty of time to devote to that anti-Jewish statement several weeks ago, didnt she? Regrettably, indeed.