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Susan Rice on Benghazi interviews: ‘I don’t have time to think about a false controversy’

With a statement that rivals the callousness of Hillary Clinton’s “what difference, at this point, does it make,” National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Sunday she “doesn’t have time to think about a false controversy” stirred up over her false talking points during interviews given in the days after the Benghazi attack in 2012.

Sunday’s “60 Minutes” segment on Rice, the former ambassador to the United Nations who was primed to be President Obama’s next secretary of state until “she walked into the Benghazi buzzsaw,” covered a variety of topics she has contended with from “the Edward Snowden leaks, the chemical weapons attack in Syria, Egypt, Iran, China, Russia…you name it,” Lesley Stahl reported.

Rice Five showsBut when asked specifically about the controversy that ended her chances to be Clinton’s replacement at the State Department – appearing on five Sunday talk shows to twist, spin, lie, cover-up and deceive the American people with a false version of what sparked the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, claiming a spontaneous protest erupted over an anti-Islamic YouTube video – Rice said:

I don’t have time to think about a false controversy. In the midst of all of the swirl about things like talking points, the administration’s been working very, very hard across the globe to review our security of our embassies and our facilities. That’s what we ought to be focused on.

Stahl asked Rice if she ever regretted standing in for Clinton who, as secretary of state should have been the one to appear on the Sunday talk show circuit to explain what happened in Benghazi, but had just gone through an “incredibly painful and stressful week.”

“Do you ever think, ‘Gee, I wish I hadn’t done that.’ You know, if you hadn’t done that, I’d be calling you Madam Secretary of State maybe, Stahl said.

“Well, you can call me Susan,” Rice curtly answered.

Watch the short segment here via Politico:

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