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The attack in Benghazi, Susan Rice, and the GOP

November 28, 2012

Yesterday, UN Ambassador Susan Rice met with Republican senators in an effort to explain remarks she made immediately following the September 11 attack on the US consulate and a nearby CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya that killed US Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other Americans.  In a televised interview several days after the assault, Rice suggested that it was the result of a spontaneous uprising from protests over an anti-Islam film rather than a premeditated act of terror. Republicans accused Rice of intentionally misleading the public to protect the Administration from accusations that it was weak on national security.  Now, several GOP leaders, including John McCain, are threatening to block Rice’s potential nomination as secretary of state because of her connection to the Benghazi attack.  In this hour of Radio Times we’ll deconstruct the controversy surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, the Administration’s handling of the event, and Susan Rice’s role.  Our guests are New York Times reporter ERIC SCHMITT and COLUM LYNCH of the Washington Post and Foreign Policy.com

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