(CNN) - Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who drew heavy criticism from Republicans over her statements after the September attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission, withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state on Thursday.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, she said "the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country."
Susan Rice is a victim of politics. The Republicans should hang their heads in shame. This is a loss for the American people. The only good that has come of this is that people like John McCain have amplified why they are unfit for public office and certainly unqualified for the presidency.
Bush relies on bad intelligence and plunges us into a war. Thousands die. Nothing wrong with that. Rice relies on what is reported to be bad intelligence and it is an outrage.
Thi s is why we can't have nice things.
If the republiconns can have Condoleeza Rice, why can't the Democrats of Susan 'Liza Rice? I think she would have done a fine job.
Its a shame ;that Mr Obama has accepted Mrs Rice's withdrawl for secretary of state nomination.You should not have given in to those stupid racists republicans....Anyhow,you are still a very good leader Mr.Obama.May God gives u wisdom and protects u from all evil racists pigs......
Obama should nominate himself since he is our dear leader!
The likes of Senator McCain and Lindsey Graham are the old irrelevant political actors preventing The USA from progressing.These bitter old fools ,should be voted out from future political process.I say Susan Rice won,for not allowing these foul mouthed politicians to undermine her intellectual susceptibility.Kudos Rice.
Take yourself out of the picture for just a moment. There are still no solid answers for the families that lost loved ones in Libya. You are pathetic fool I ASK YOU
REGERTZ. DO YOU LIKE PEOPLE TELLING YOU LIES? She may be all you state, but we as a country should not award those that lie.
It's not gonna be John Kerry. No way are the Dems giving up that Senate seat to Scott Brown and the GOP.
Don't pull anybody we need out of the Senate!!! We need every last vote. Our majority is too fragile.
I like Hagel for DoD, and I'm hoping for a true progressive at Treasury.
State is a big job though, we need a strong Woman to represent us around the globe. Maybe Harmon or Napolitano?
People are criticizing Obama for "undermining" Rice and "letting McCain decide who will be his Secretary of State," but would it be good for this country to go through a long, bitter, and dividing battle? Also, Rice withdrew her name. Obama has stood up for Rice many times. It was Rice's decision.
One final thing: Stop criticizing Rice for the Benghazi "Scandal." There was no cover-up. You act as if the government should share every single security detail with the public. That would work out well... Second, all of the facts weren't out yet when she spoke. It takes time to find the facts. If she had waited until all the facts were available people would have criticized the government for "concealing the truth" or "being afraid to share the news."
Have a nice night and a pleasant tomorrow.
Proving once again, that it's better to be lucky in life than being the best at what you do. She worked hard to put herself in the best possible position when the opportunity train came along. Unfortunately for her, she was pushed in front of the train and got run over. Nice job guys.
Well somebody had to fall on the knife for Benghazi – Obama and Hillary weren't going to do it.
he who laugh last, LAUGH THE BEST.
It's an even sadder day when the business of politics continues to impede on the good of the people. Rachel Maddow called it weeks ago.
What a GREAT day. I am, happy, happy, happy. She didn't deserve to be Secretary of State.
McCain you are a sorry old man. I use ot respect you as a Veteran -no more – Veterans act with honor and in this instance you have not. I am a Veteran so I can say that – you are a disgrace...
Congratulations, Cranky Old Man John McCain! Thanks to your personal vendetta and crackpot consipiracy theories, you got your way and disqualified someone whose only crime was, without any other knowledge at the time, to tell the media WHAT SHE HAD BEEN TOLD TO SAY, qualifying that that was what was known AT THE TIME.
He should nominate her anyways. F$%k the GOP.
Well somebody had to take the fall for Benghazi – Obama and Hillary weren't going to do it.
That petty, bitter little coward, McCain got his wish. He's got to be feeling real manly about attacking a woman. Little men do extraordinary harm to the world, don't they?
Yeah Obama will probably nominate someone more conservative than Rice, NOT! Well at least McCain in Membrane and Lesby Graham got their "win" so they can raise taxes. Prolly the plan Obama worked on with them all along.
it was never going to happen anyway. clinton is a numbskull too but she thinks she can be president. not going to happen.
She can join the US Army but will flunk the fitness test! Not a Patriot at all.
The Republicans are doing their best to wreck this country. The desperation is really obvious since they couldn't get Roof Dog Romney over on us. Now they want to back-seat-drive the country, and they are all buying guns and planning for when they start shooting us. Maybe it's time for Americans to take our country back from people who put Party first.