Right now, we are knee deep in the screening process not specifically labeled as such wherein a name is floated around by a president as a possible nominee for a cabinet position.
The position in question is Secretary of State as it is widely known Hillary Clinton will not be staying in the job much longer.
The rumors are President Obama would love to nominate Susan Rice, UN Ambassador, Democratic Party apparatchik, and Obama crony to the position but this would be a huge mistake and the final nail in the coffin for those who believe that Obama is any sort of foreign policy progressive with any real belief in international law.
Let me just say that the main reason she’s being criticized now by Republicans, her actions during the Benghazi terrorist attack, are bullshit. Her job was as a mouthpiece only and she had no direct authority in the Benghazi terrorist attack which was itself a slip-up not a great scandal. If Bush can completely miss 09/11 and then launch a war based on a lie against Iraq I don’t see how this is anything worth such an intense investigation. Oh I also don’t see the colossal cover-up the Republicans have alleged. More a matter of semantic games between two corrupt political parties.
Anyway, plenty of people have laid out the reasons Rice should not be SOS.
Here are some links
Genocide enabler in Rwanda, practicing the amoral crimes against humanity style of realpolitk in Africa
Supporter of dictatorships across Africa especially in Ethiopia
Vocal supporter of Middle East wars, a hawk and a neo-conservative
Typical Israel supporter, Tried to kill probe of Gaza war crimes
What’s discouraging is immediately after besting Mitt Romney handily instead of going for someone who believes in human rights and other humane and just ideas lost first in the Cold War and now in the so called “war on terror”, Obama is considering nominating a more politically correct John Bolton in a dress. Makes you wonder about Obama’s real beliefs. I thought I was charitable saying he was an empty suit but his foreign policy as envisioned could be much more darker (and conservative).