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. Rudy NYC

    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.
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    The government can withhold any information it chooses in the interests of national security. As far as biggest scandals ever goes, when is the Bush administration going to reveal their sources of information about Saddam's WMD. The UN was in Iraq, still on the ground, still looking for stuff when the bombs started dropping. But nothing tops Tricky Dick, though. Republicans have been trying to even that score for decades and never will never be able to do so. Both the President and the Vice-President had to resign in disgrace. Both should have wound up in jail, but Ford pardoned Nixon. Agnew, not so lucky.

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

    Rudy NYC – While There wasn't much about Nixon I agreed with I'm sure you're very proud of Clinton being impeached also.

    Clinton also pardoned his partner in crime Marc Rich.

    March 13, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Clinton was NOT impeached.
    Nixon HAD to resign BEFORE he was impeached for figty plus ample reasons.

    March 13, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. Donna

    Rudy NYC
    The government can withhold any information it chooses in the interests of national security.
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    Or in the case of Benghazi, the concealment of total incompetence and apathy while jetting off to a campaign fundraiser.

    March 13, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Ind.

    Dominican mama 4 Obama – Clinton was in fact impeached.

    You're just more proof of demcorats trying to change history.

    March 13, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. just sayin

    President Barack Obama intends to nominate longtime diplomat Deborah K. Jones to become U.S. ambassador to Libya, the White House announced Wednesday.
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    allow me to express my condolences to your family. please make sure your affairs are in order and a burial site has been pre-selected.

    March 13, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Ind.
    You are correct Ind. My mistake. Clinton was in fact impeached. He wasn't made to leave office as a result of said impeachement, which is what I should've stated.
    My apologies.
    I am not however neither Democrap nor Rethug, just an American. Of THAT I am quite certain!

    Please post CNN

    March 13, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. Ind.

    Dominican mama 4 Obama – Considering you admitted your mistake you obviously can't be a democrat.

    March 13, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  9. rs

    just sayin-
    With such hand-wringing over an ambassador (people Republicans usually hold in disdain by the Right as they prefer "diplomacy" over war), how do you sleep at night with the blood of 6,000 soldiers dead over the WMD lies? How about the 125,000 dead inncoent Iraqis?
    Just more GOP lies and hypocracy!

    March 13, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. just sayin

    Dominican mama 4 Obama
    I am not however neither Democrap nor Rethug, just an American. Of THAT I am quite certain!
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    not democrap??? who you trying to kid?!

    March 13, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Good job for Susan Rice – not a dangerous job since it was only in response to a video

    March 13, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    She won't be stupid enough to go where there is no security like the last idiot.

    March 13, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ just sayin
    not democrap??? who you trying to kid?!
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    Not trying to kid anybody. Statement of fact. Have voted Rethug in the past, loooove my current President. Your problem with that is....?

    March 13, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Ind.

    Dominican mama 4 Obama – Considering you admitted your mistake you obviously can't be a democrat
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    Considering that you don't even know how to begin to graciously accept an apology you MUST be a Rethuglican.
    Feel better now?

    March 13, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. Red Pill

    Is this selection also expendable?

    March 13, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. Ind.

    Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Ind.

    Dominican mama 4 Obama – Considering you admitted your mistake you obviously can't be a democrat
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    Considering that you don't even know how to begin to graciously accept an apology you MUST be a Rethuglican.
    Feel better now?
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    I take back my last comment. By your response you're obviously a democrats and most likely a liberal one.

    March 13, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  17. Ind.

    Dominican mama 4 Obama – Remember you're the one that argued against history.

    March 13, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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