National Security Advisor Susan Rice was back on a Sunday talk show for the first time since she made the rounds in 2012 to spin a pack of lies for the Obama administration about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi. For which, she said, she has “no regrets.”
Although the world is watching chaos reign from Venezuela to Syria to Ukraine and Americans would like to know the national security implications for the U.S., Rice spoke only to David Gregory Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
When specifically asked if she had “any regrets” for spewing the false talking points that Sunday after the Benghazi attack, she said, “no.”
“Because what I said to you that morning, and what I did every day since, was to share the best information that we had at the time,” Rice told Gregory. “The information I provided, which I explained to you, was what we had at the moment. It could change. I commented that this was based on what we knew on that morning, was provided to me and my colleagues, and indeed, to Congress, by the intelligence community. And that’s been well validated in many different ways since.”
“And that information turned out, in some respects, not to be 100% correct,” she continued. “But the notion that somehow I or anybody else in the administration misled the American people is patently false. And I think that that’s been amply demonstrated.”
Gregory pressed, but not as hard as viewers would have seen “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace push her to answer “the tough questions” about Benghazi if he was given the opportunity.
Wallace, though, was not given a chance to interview Rice, and he suggested on his show Sunday that perhaps she didn’t want to answer the questions he would have asked her.
We wanted to ask the Obama administration about the crisis in Ukraine, but they decided to put National Security Advisor Susan Rice on only one show today in her first Sunday appearance since 2012 when she blamed the Benghazi terror attack on reaction to an anti-Islam video.
Of course, Fox has led the way in questioning how the administration handled Benghazi. Perhaps Susan Rice didn’t want to answer the tough questions we would have asked.
Watch Rice’s full remarks on Benghazi here: