The Miami Herald(that’s in Florida where citizens are expected to “stand their ground”) said:
From the Miami Herald:
[…]Rice has been under fire ever since she was dispatched by the Obama administration to tell Sunday talk shows five days after the Libya incident that it resulted from a spontaneous demonstration, a narrative that turned out to be false.[…]
President Obama spoke in defense of Susan Rice.
[…]“For them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi?” Obama asked. “And was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received?”[…]
And the Miami Herald said:
Republicans weren’t buying that.
[…]“This is about the role she played around four dead Americans when it seems to be that the story coming out of the administration – and she’s the point person – is so disconnected to reality, I don’t trust her,” said Graham. “The reason I don’t trust her is because I think she knew better, and if she didn’t know better, she shouldn’t be the voice of America.”[…]
A “feature” of the neocons is they can go either way on most anything. The right choice is based upon party(far right wing of the Republican party) gain or party loss.
The way this is presented by the Miami Herald – both Senator Graham and Senator McCain should have been livid after learning that 6,000(way more than 4) American soldiers died as result of a lie told by the leader of their party. You remember the lie. It went this way:
The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.
6,000 American soldiers died as a result of this lie. But listen to what Senator McCain said:
Looking back on the deaths of 6,000 American soldiers, $3tn spent(wasted?) and perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed or displaced is just an academic study for Senator McCain. President Bush(George W.) was at the focus during that time. Do the neocons have double ethics/political standards? It is America’s ombudsmen(voters) who hire this kind of personnel. And the observed outcome should not come as a surprise. And if America’s news sources did their Kipling’s 6 honest serving men duty, America’s ombudsmen(voters) might be well or at least better informed.