Obama names pick for Libya ambassador
March 13th, 2013
12:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama names pick for Libya ambassador

(CNN) – President Barack Obama intends to nominate longtime diplomat Deborah K. Jones to become U.S. ambassador to Libya, the White House announced Wednesday.

That post was last held by Christopher Stevens, who was among four Americans killed in an attack on a diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in September.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    You can bet republicans are going to filibuster this nomination. Whose up to top Rand Paul and go for 14 hours?

    March 13, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Get ready. Republicans will see an opportunity to start throwing their Benghazi Boomerangs again.

    March 13, 2013 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. rs

    Want to wager on the filibuster? Reason? How long? Who calls it?

    March 13, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. BrianMemphis

    Make sure your life insurance is up to date, these guys will leave you hanging.

    March 13, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  5. mike pags

    hope she's up to date on the life insurance premiums

    March 13, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. ritmocojo

    Now will the obstructionist drama queen Rant Paul[sic] do another "fillibuster"?

    March 13, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. bob l

    i thought it was the other way around. that she was a repug. and obummer wants to send her there to get rid of her.

    March 13, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  8. Ind.

    Another Obama administration sacrificial lamb?

    March 13, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  9. boungiorno

    Truth of the matter is if she was nominated there is a cabinate hidden agenda If i were her and thought i had the experience to overcome the negative posibilaties that this position entails i would take the challenge w open arms. GOOD LUCK WITH BEING EMBASSADOR!

    March 13, 2013 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. critical thinking

    Good Luck. You might want to make your decision on a few conditions.
    1) Get the President direct line so he can't say he didn't know your were being attacked.
    2) bullet proof vest.
    3) paid up life insurance policy.

    March 13, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    Ambassor to Libya? I'd rather be on a plane flown by Capt. Mohammad Atta.

    March 13, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    1) Get the President direct line so he can't say he didn't know your were being attacked.
    2) bullet proof vest.
    3) paid up life insurance policy.
    -------------------------------------------------
    FYI, Ambassador Stevens died from smoke inhalation.

    March 13, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    Ambassor to Libya? I'd rather be on a plane flown by Capt. Mohammad Atta.
    ----------------
    I find your remark to be uncharacteristically WAY out of order. You've insulted the late ambassador and the 9/11 victims.

    March 13, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    "FYI, Ambassador Stevens died from smoke inhalation."
    ------–
    Ohhhhhhhhhh.... Well, then... that makes the Obama administration's incompetence so much more tolerable. Thanks for the clarification.

    March 13, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  15. PJ

    "Ambassador to Lybia? I'd rather be on a plane flown by Capt. Mohammad Atta"
    -----
    I knew you would show your hand eventually. Incapable of compassion, just like the losers you support.
    Bet the families of those lost appreciate your 'cuteness'. Disgusting.

    March 13, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  16. Charlie Daniels

    Breaking News! BO is sending another Ambassador to be helpless. Looks like Kerry better get ready to take the fall for another Benghazi.

    March 13, 2013 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "Whose up to top Rand Paul and go for 14 hours?"

    Catheters for everyone!

    March 13, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  18. Ind.

    The people here angry about the Rand filibuster are obviously anti due process.

    March 13, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  19. Donna

    Before sentencing another American ambassador to death in Libya, Obama needs to come clean and stop the cover up about the death of our last ambassaor at the hands of terrorists. The Benghazi fiasco has been the biggest government cover up in the history of this country. And it was all aided by Obama's propaganda wing, the LSM.

    March 13, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  20. President Obama For Sale: $500,000 or Best Offer (CASH preferred)

    So does this mean that all of the buildings in Libya that our diplomats inhabit are up to the correct standards? Does it mean that there will be sufficient military personnel there to protect them at all times? Or should the family start making funeral preparations now?

    March 13, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "The people here angry about the Rand filibuster are obviously anti due process."

    Actually, most Dems were thirlled with it. Randroid proved precisely why we need to return to the rule that filibusters must be enacted by standing up in front of the public on the floor of the Senate and either (a) reading the phone book out loud while in manpampers, and thus proving yourself to be a petty fool with no justifiable reason for your obstruction OR (b) show courage of conviction by actually trying to explain and defend your policy positions to the public and justify your filibuster like a rational adult. Instead, the rest of the GOP/Teatrolls have zero courage of conviction and wish to maintain the broken rules that allow them to secretly obstruct all legislation wihout having to explain their behavior to the public. Randroid showed his GOP/Teatroll Senate colleagues to be exactly what we knew they were: infantile, self-serving, opportunist cowards.

    March 13, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  22. Ind.

    Sniffit -Your name calling reaffirms your lack of anything useful to a debate and/or conversation.

    March 13, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "The Benghazi fiasco has been the biggest government cover up in the history of this country"

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Is there really any response to that? Really? Biggest in our history? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! How unhinged are you guys, really? Fell right out of your trees on November 4, 2008, eh?

    March 13, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. PJ

    @Charlie Daniels:
    --–
    Four thousand+ military in Iraq, and two-thousand+ in Afghanistan, "took the fall" for Bush & Co.
    That is the Bush legacy.
    Are you just as appalled?

    March 13, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  25. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Ready...Set...FILIBUSTER! Republicans are so transparent!

    March 13, 2013 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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