When it was too late to matter, he called it the "lowest point in (his) life." At the time, Rice disagreed. She thought he "proved that Iraq (had) these weapons and (was) hiding them, and (she didn't) think many informed people doubted that."
After America destroyed Iraq, she urged long-term occupation. She wants no quick Afghan pullout. She endorsed imperial war on Libya. She falsified claims about Gaddafi forces committing mass rapes. She ignored killer gang atrocities.
She's silent about them now in Syria. She blames Assad for Western imperial crimes. She asked for UN authorization to wage war.
She favors partnering with Israel against Iran. She wants one regional country after another ravaged and destroyed. She wants "no daylight" between US and Israeli policy.
She endorses permanent imperial direct and proxy wars. She has blood on her hands to answer for. As UN envoy, she supports Washington's war on humanity. As secretary of state, she'll have more authority to wage it.
She's for everything honorable people condemn. She's criminally unqualified for any public position.
Washington Post contributor David Ignatius has close US intelligence ties. He openly favors America arming Western-recruited Free Syrian Army (FSA) death squads.
He spent time with their leaders. They're "solid," he said. They're experienced killers. They commit other atrocities. They express no regrets. Neither does Ignatius.
On November 30, he rated Rice's nomination "a close call." He called Republican criticism "fabricated." At the same time, he said she may not be Obama's best choice.
It's "a close call on the merits." It's hard imagining what he has in mind. War criminals belong in prison, not government. Perhaps Ignatius and likeminded imperial supporters forgot.
All he finds fault with Rice is that "some people don't like her. They find her abrasive, self-promoting (and) mercurial." He admits that State Department officials prefer John Kerry. He looks headed for Defense when Panetta steps down next year.
It's Obama's call. In 2008, he chose a rogue's gallery of cabinet and other top officials. Four deplorable years followed. Expect what's ahead to be worse domestically and abroad.
America already is a hair's breadth from full-blown tyranny. It's waging war on humanity at home and abroad. Rice and others like her favor continuing what should be condemned and stopped.
New York Times contributor Andrew Rosenthal thinks Republicans took her "out of the running for secretary of state." Others disagree. Critics hope so but still think she's top choice.
Washington Post contributor Dana Milbank headlined "Susan Rice's tarnished resume," saying:
She's "ill-equipped to be the nation's top diplomat." It's for reasons unrelated to Libya. She "managed to make an impressive array of enemies - on Capitol Hill, in Foggy Bottom and abroad."