The reality is, Obama is a war president. He's used drones to kill over 1500 people many of them civilians. He's kept us at war for four more years and shows no signs of doing anything to reduce the bloated size of the military system that is parasitizing the resources of the US.
It is clear that Rice will serve Obama well, pleasing and assuaging liberals with nice words and occasional moves that relate to women's rights, while pursuing the exact same kinds of policies Dick Cheney pursued.
Some have said that John McCain and Lindsay Graham are attacking Rice because they want John Kerry to run, which would open up a seat in Massachusetts, so Scott Brown could run, with a decent chance at winning.
But there are many other candidates who could do a much better job. As John Nichols suggests, Russ Feingold would be great. So would Al Gore. Anne Marie Slaughter was Director of Policy Planning for the State Department, under Hillary Clinton, and dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Or Obama could go way out of the box and consider someone like Warren Buffett. If Obama wants to appoint a strong, principled Black woman, he might consider Marian Wright Edelman. Susan Rice doesn't come close to being the best choice for Secretary of State. How's this for an idea? Appoint someone who will reduce the USA's military footprint in the world-- someone who aims to make the US a nation that brings peace, not war-- someone who knows the ways of making growth and success happen, not someone who's been a part of letting 800,000 people killed and who was most concerned about the framing of their genocide.
Please Sign the Petition:Reject Susan Rice As Secretary of State. She is a Nightmare of liberals and progressives
more reading on this topic
Why to Say No to Susan Rice by Ray McGovern
Susan Rice's Imperial Credentials
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