Is she totally lacking all self-awareness?
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice found it “outrageous” that President Donald Trump would be willing to sit at the same table as a “genocidaire.”
She was commenting on a report by the Guardian’s Julian Borger that Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir intends to attend a Saudi Islamic summit, in which Trump will also be in attendance.
Omar al-Bashir’s plans to attend Saudi Islamic summit (despite ICC warrant) is news to the White House which was told he wouldn’t be there
— Julian Borger (@julianborger) May 17, 2017
In response, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, issued a statement denouncing al-Bashir’s attendance, or for that matter the travel by any person subject to an International Criminal Court arrest warrant.
“Also, there has been no change to Sudan’s inclusion on the United States’ State Sponsor of Terrorism list (SSTL),” the embassy’s statement continued. “We have been quite clear with the Government of Sudan on the steps that need to be taken for us to consider delisting, as well as what would be required to make progress in easing economic sanctions.”
But that was wholly inadequate to Rice, who blasted the administration on social media.
This is outrageous. The US President sitting down with a genocidaire!!! Have we totally lost our values? Crazy even by today’s standards. https://t.co/EvIRp7QaMO
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) May 17, 2017
Oh? Does she really want to go there?
During his first presidential campaign, then-candidate Obama indicated a willingness to meet with any world leader — including state sponsors of terrorism.
“And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous,” he said at a 2007 CNN Democratic primary debate.
Then there’s the matter of the $1.7 billion in cash the Obama administration sent to Iran, the number-one state sponsor of terrorism.
Folks on social media have long memories and didn’t forget any of this, beginning with Obama’s buddy-buddy relationship with Cuba’s murderous dictator, Raul Castro.
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— JWF (@JammieWF) May 18, 2017
And yes, the two did sit down together.
— Mary (@MaryEMurphy4) May 18, 2017
And the trip down memory lane continued.
@AmbassadorRice Crazier than sending a plane load full of cash to the largest state sponsor of terrorism?
— Candice (@Candice_AZ) May 18, 2017
— Geoff Caldwell (@geoffcaldwell) May 18, 2017
— Jo Ella Rash (@rash_jo) May 18, 2017
Finally there’s the issue of Rice’s own sins and foibles while working in the Obama White House — especially her propensity to stretch the truth to the American people.
— Debra Heine (@NiceDeb) May 19, 2017
@AmbassadorRice YOU..Speak of Values??
— Sheila-4Truth? (@sheila14all) May 18, 2017
— Todd Appel (@ToddAppel) May 17, 2017
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and Rice has a habit of pitching rocks toward the Trump administration at every opportunity.
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