Rice: Yanukovich has abdicated, and Russia should step back

posted at 12:31 pm on February 23, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

A couple of days ago, the White House went out of its way to portray Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin as partners on resolving the crisis in Ukraine. Today, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Meet the Press’ David Gregory that Putin’s client, Viktor Yanukovich, had “lost enormous legitimacy,” and that his ouster was no coup d’etat but a legitimate expression of the will of the Ukrainian people. “He has gone” on his own, Rice continued, and warned Russia not to intervene to reinstate him despite his status as a democratically-elected head of state:

National Security Adviser Susan Rice said “the United States is on the side of the Ukrainian people” and wants to see democratic elections and “the opportunity for the people of Ukraine to come together in a coalition unity government” after President Viktor Yanukovich was toppled Saturday.

Rice said Sunday during an appearance on Meet the Press that it “would be a grave mistake” for Russian President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in the Ukraine crisis.

She also said the United States would play a role alongside the International Monetary Fund in providing financing to aid the Ukrainian economy which she described as “very, very fragile” and in need of reform.

Events in Ukraine have moved swiftly and dramatically. An arrest warrant was issued for Yanukovich, who was blocked from leaving the country Saturday on a chartered flight. He has called his ouster a coup d’etat, but Rice said on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday “he has gone…. He’s lost enormous legitimacy — despite having been originally democratically elected – by turning on his people, by using violence in the streets against peaceful protestors, and by flouting the will of the Ukrainian people.”

Gregory challenged Rice on the relationship with Russia, and asked her the question that Mitt Romney raised: Isn’t the Russian Federation the biggest geopolitical foe of the US? Rice protested that the relationship was “complicated,” but Gregory countered with the “red line” in Syria and the slippage of American credibility, and asked whether it’s time for a completely different policy toward Russia. Rice largely dodges this by claiming credit for a UN resolution that demands Syrian cooperation with humanitarian relief. Later, she also claims that the Obama administration is demonstrating its power and influence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is a marker that is at best a Hail Mary even when our other foreign policy efforts are going well, which is hardly the case at the moment.

The last few minutes of the interview features Gregory tossing Rice a few softballs on Benghazi, in which she claims that no one intended to mislead the American people, and that she has no regrets — despite the fact that she did a full Ginsburg at the time with a false narrative, regardless of how it developed. Sixteen months later, Rice claims that the Obama administration is still working to bring the perpetrators of Benghazi to justice, which is rather amusing given the fact that the US knows who and where they are … and they seem to be unworried about American intervention.

To wrap up, though, let’s see who’s ending up on the scrapheap of history in Ukraine … literally:

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There has to be a video she can blame for the events in Ukraine.

Bishop on February 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Yeah? What are you going to do about it, sister?

Grammar Nazi on February 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

“he has gone…. He’s lost enormous legitimacy

Well, if any one would know all about that….

BigWyo on February 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

This is what democracy looks like!

Conservative4Ever on February 23, 2014 at 12:36 PM

In their rush to extract some political credit for these amazing turns of events, Rice and the other village idiots in the foreign policy team run the huge risk of provoking a Kremlin response that will slam the whole incipient push for liberal government into the Black Sea. Shut up stupid, in other words.

MTF on February 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Why has Susan Rice not been arrested and charged with treason?

Pork-Chop on February 23, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Some “democratically elected” governments are more equal than others.

wolfsDad on February 23, 2014 at 12:39 PM

NO one cares what Rice or the other cow, Samantha Power, have to say. NO one should give a rat’s azz about what obama says.

This is a good read, but it’s by far just the beginning.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Why has Susan Rice not been arrested and charged with treason?

Pork-Chop on February 23, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Holder/obama, the other thugs of the land

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM

I wish this woman had to go before the families of the four men killed in Benghazi and try telling this crap to them.

celtic warrior on February 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Meet the Press’ David Gregory that Putin’s client, Viktor Yanukovich, had “lost enormous legitimacy,”

problem being, Susan Rice has no legitimacy either. She was fed a lie and told to repeat it on national tv. She should have resigned in protest over being duped.

rbj on February 23, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Tymoshenko, the blond-braided but controversial heroine of Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution, increasingly appears to have the upper hand in the political battle, winning the backing Sunday of a leading Russian lawmaker and congratulations from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. senators on her release.

Tymoshenko’s name circulated Sunday as a possibility for acting prime minister pending May 25 presidential elections, but she issued a statement via her party Sunday asking her supporters not to nominate her.

If she runs, the land will be ruined fast. She’s the past. New blood in politics, or way more blood.

Putin hates Yanukovich for releasing the snipers a couple of days too early. He’s just being freed, after today, Putin is.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Why would she have regrets? She got her payoff. Oh, sure, the SecState thing fell through, but NSC is a cushy gig, and she’s not running for anything.

mojo on February 23, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I’m sorry… all I keep hearing is “redlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredlineredline”….

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Russian culture, language, and history is deeply ingrained in a large part of the Ukraine, including Kiev, but mainly in the Eastern part. As far as i’m aware the Current President was legitimately elected in an Election. In the backdrop of this Putin fancies himself a Tsar who is trying to reunite the Russian Empire. I’m sure there is a wide swath of support for this in the Eastern part of the Ukraine by ethnic Russians who are leery of the Western Ukranian parties who preach a combination of Ukranian nationalism and Nazism. Many nazi parties have broad support in the West, like Svaboda (freedom) party, or the Right sector. There are a lot of grey areas here, and it is foolhardy to think this simply a battle of good vs evil. A similar struggle occurred in WW2. Many Western Ukranians joined with the nazis to kill and drive off both Jews and Russians

golembythebay on February 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I’m sorry… all I keep hearing is …

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Actually, that’s not quite true. In the background, kinda faint since it is a long way to Sochi, I hear the sound of laughter…

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM

She also said the United States would play a role alongside the International Monetary Fund in providing financing to aid the Ukrainian U.S. economy which she described as “very, very fragile” and in need of reform.

…what did she say?…with what money?

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM

“features Gregory tossing Rice a few softballs on Benghazi,”

Says it all.

aquaviva on February 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM

STFU rice.

TX-96 on February 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Putin is laughing his head off…..

cmsinaz on February 23, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Now the Olympics are over, how long before Putin and the Russian tanks move in to the Crimea to “protect” the Russian minority? Russians need room to breath.

simkeith on February 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM

…I can’t believe she is not embarrassed coming on any national TV show after the Benghazi performances…these people have no shame!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Now the Olympics are over, how long before Putin and the Russian tanks move in to the Crimea to “protect” the Russian minority? Russians need room to breath.

simkeith on February 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Russians are the majority in Crimea.

oceansidecon on February 23, 2014 at 1:03 PM

…I can’t believe she is not embarrassed coming on any national TV show after the Benghazi performances…these people have no shame!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM

KOOL, these people cannot be embarrassed or shamed. They have no heart or soul.

VegasRick on February 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Who is Rice kidding? This whole thing was orchestrated to make Putin look like a power. They all, including our boy king want the Soviet Union back.

erp on February 23, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Now the Olympics are over, how long before Putin and the Russian tanks move in to the Crimea to “protect” the Russian minority? Russians need room to breath.

simkeith on February 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM

If that happens, what’s the over/under on the U.S. EU, UN, and NATO huffing and puffing, then pivoting to focus like a laser on something much less dangerous and relevant?

butch on February 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

How similar is Ukraine to Latvia and Estonia?

I’ve been to the last two, and it was heart-wrenching.

wolly4321 on February 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I’m surprised Ms Rice isn’t telling the whole world that the reason that the Ukrainians are rebelling is because they saw the double-rainbow guy on YouTube.

Glenn Jericho on February 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Now the Olympics are over, how long before Putin and the Russian tanks move in to the Crimea to “protect” the Russian minority? Russians need room to breath.

simkeith on February 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM

96 hours… a week “tops”…

Khun Joe on February 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM

If that happens, what’s the over/under on the U.S. EU, UN, and NATO huffing and puffing, then pivoting to focus like a laser on something much less dangerous and relevant?

butch on February 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

1000/1

D-fusit on February 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Gregory challenged Rice on the relationship with Russia, and asked her the question that Mitt Romney raised: Isn’t the Russian Federation the biggest geopolitical foe of the US?

Answer: No.

The correct answer is: China.

Russia is a country that is in a very bad strategic position and they know it. They have a major Islamic problem in the south and an even bigger China problem in the east. Ukraine is minor in comparison.

William Eaton on February 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Yanu was impeached.

dogsoldier on February 23, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Rice: Yanukovich has abdicated, and Russia should step back.

Putin: Hey, Rice, [censored]. And you can tell your girly-man boss I said that. Bwahahahahaha. Let’s have another vodka, Dmitry .

farsighted on February 23, 2014 at 1:22 PM

If that happens, what’s the over/under on the U.S. EU, UN, and NATO huffing and puffing, then pivoting to focus like a laser on something much less dangerous and relevant?

butch on February 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Let the EU try to work this out, though I doubt they’ll even try.

To hell with the UN.

And it’s neither the US’s nor NATO’s problem. The Ukraine, under a democratically elected government, the elections of which were recognized by the US and likely every other member of NATO, voted to not join NATO. As such, there is no guarantee of collective security.

In short, not our freakin’ problem…

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Putin: Hey, Rice, [censored]. And you can tell your girly-man boss I said that. Bwahahahahaha. Let’s have another vodka, Dmitry .

farsighted on February 23, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Yea, Putin is really concerned with what this administration thinks.Laughing at our populace for re-electing this moron.

VegasRick on February 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Answer: No.

The correct answer is: China.

Russia is a country that is in a very bad strategic position and they know it. They have a major Islamic problem in the south and an even bigger China problem in the east. Ukraine is minor in comparison.

William Eaton on February 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM

You are correct, sir…

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Actually, Rice is an appropriate spokesperson for this administration.

The apparent perjurer Clapper is back testifying to Congress and Obama blows it off by saying he should have been ‘more careful,’ i.e. more careful not to be caught lying.

In Obama’s world, if you like your liars you can keep your liars.

Drained Brain on February 23, 2014 at 1:28 PM

National Security Adviser Susan Rice

A title and name combo that should send chills down the spines of American citizens.

Especially citizens like John Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone S. Woods — may they Rest In Peace.

farsighted on February 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Interesting, on the side of the revolutionaries. Be careful what you wish for obummerites, you may get it. Libya, venezuela, Egypt..etc. these goofs support regime change, then lose it or are in the process of losing it. Rice is no national security adviser in any sense of the term.

jake49 on February 23, 2014 at 1:32 PM

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I realize John Bolton may be a trifle biased towards the efficacy of good diplomacy, but, he said he feels the outcome of this is quite significant for United States interests. He indicated official recognition of the new government and financial aid with anti-corruption monitoring, might pay big dividends. I know we’re broke, but we’re already sending foreign aid to a lot of countries with less potential payback to our interests than this. Shift some funds.

butch on February 23, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Gregory and Rice.

Two professional liars.

aquaviva on February 23, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I thought she would blame the whole thing on The Lego Movie.

Everything is awesome!
Everything got burned in the Maidan last night.

Sting on February 23, 2014 at 1:39 PM

New topic means new lies coming from the Obama White House.

albill on February 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Odd that the government of Ukraine collapsed so suddenly and unexpectedly. Also odd that Russia has not been more assertive.

The president flees over a street riot? Bad publicity?

Joseph OHenry on February 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I realize John Bolton may be a trifle biased towards the efficacy of good diplomacy, but, he said he feels the outcome of this is quite significant for United States interests. He indicated official recognition of the new government and financial aid with anti-corruption monitoring, might pay big dividends. I know we’re broke, but we’re already sending foreign aid to a lot of countries with less potential payback to our interests than this. Shift some funds.

butch on February 23, 2014 at 1:35 PM

I would ask Ambd Bolton to detail just what, exactly, US interests are in the Ukraine…

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

She also said the United States would play a role alongside the International Monetary Fund in providing financing to aid the Ukrainian economy which she described as “very, very fragile” and in need of reform.

Wait…What?!?! Now the administration is giving our money to the Ukrainians? The cocaine monkeys say, “Nyet!”

iwasbornwithit on February 23, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Russians are the majority in Crimea.

oceansidecon on February 23, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Crimea is about the size of New Hampshire, Ukraine is almost as big as Texas.

Several border counties in Texas has a majority Mexican population. Does that give Mexico the right to send troops into Texas to “protect” the majority population on those areas of Texas?

Norwegian on February 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM

problem being, Susan Rice has no legitimacy either. She was fed a lie and told to repeat it on national tv. She should have resigned in protest over being duped.

rbj on February 23, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Amen! Wish there were thumb ups on this blog so I could just show my support in what’s being said by other bloggers….I’m more of a reader than a typer!

smylatu on February 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM

This democrat DC administration is so far over its head, it can’t see daylight from the hole they’ve dug. Unfortunately, for anyone on this planet who wishes for real freedom (you know, coupled w/ real responsibility) this democrat administration is killing it everywhere.

People with a conscience and a sense of morality could not get away with the incredible shiftiness of these dems. They are smart – clever with words but to their detriment (and ours), all of us will pay.

Pathetic, brain-washed, out-of-touch, poorly taught lefties. Just awful.

MN J on February 23, 2014 at 2:08 PM

So, is the OBozo administration really so stupid that they believe Rice has an ounce credibility left (after they set her up like a stooge), or do they just not care how ridiculous they look? Maybe this goes to our long held view of the Sunday morning Propaganda Programming – do they really think it works?

Jaibones on February 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Unfortunately for Ukraine if they can separate themselves from Mother Russia, they will be on their own dealing with Chernobyl for the next few years forever. A small price to pay for freedom.

D-fusit on February 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Several border counties in Texas has a majority Mexican population. Does that give Mexico the right to send troops into Texas to “protect” the majority population on those areas of Texas?

Norwegian on February 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM

My comment was a response to correct an earlier comment about the percentage of Russians in Crimea. I made no comment on troops. That is none of my business, nor should it be the business of the american government.

oceansidecon on February 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Susan Rice has little credibility in this country. How much can she have abroad?

oldennis on February 23, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Amen! Wish there were thumb ups on this blog so I could just show my support in what’s being said by other bloggers….I’m more of a reader than a typer!

smylatu on February 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Yeah but sometimes you have to give the man an Amen.

Jaibones on February 23, 2014 at 2:13 PM

problem being, Susan Rice has no legitimacy either. She was fed a lie and told to repeat it on national tv. She should have resigned in protest over being duped.

rbj on February 23, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Was she duped? Really? I seriously doubt it. Who in their right mind could not have foreseen the events in Benghazi except one willfully ignorant nozzle in the white house, who abdicated his responsibility.

dogsoldier on February 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Deceiving the entire country is something a government official should regret. These Administration officials are exhibiting a pathology that occurs in dictatorial regimes – trying to convince the public that a lie is reality.

oldennis on February 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM

She has no integrity or credibility. Nothing she says has any merit. She’s a disgrace to our Nation, just like Obama, and she knows it.

Key West Reader on February 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Crimea is about the size of New Hampshire, Ukraine is almost as big as Texas.

Several border counties in Texas has a majority Mexican population. Does that give Mexico the right to send troops into Texas to “protect” the majority population on those areas of Texas?

Norwegian on February 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Well put.

slickwillie2001 on February 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Was she duped? Really? I seriously doubt it. Who in their right mind could not have foreseen the events in Benghazi except one willfully ignorant nozzle in the white house, who abdicated his responsibility.

dogsoldier on February 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM

You callin’ Hillary a Nozzle? HAHAHAHA! Well done, sir.

Key West Reader on February 23, 2014 at 2:22 PM

She has no integrity or credibility. Nothing she says has any merit. She’s a disgrace to our Nation, just like Obama, and she knows it.

Key West Reader on February 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Long time no see Key. And I agree 1,000% with your post. They should all go straight to hell when their time comes.

VegasRick on February 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Is there anyone in this present cabal in the W.H. that isn’t a liar?

On second thought, I guess using the word, “cabal”, answers that.

A cabal is a group of people united in some close design together, usually to promote their private views or interests in a church, state, or other community, often by intrigue. Cabals are sometimes secret societies composed of a few designing persons, and at other times are manifestations of emergent behavior in society or governance on the part of a community of persons who have well established public affiliation or kinship. The term can also be used to refer to the designs of such persons or to the practical consequences of their emergent behavior, and also holds a general meaning of intrigue and conspiracy. The use of this term usually carries strong connotations of shadowy corners, back rooms and insidious influence.

avagreen on February 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

VegasRick on February 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

. It’s going to be a hot one, right next to the other deceivers/murderers.

avagreen on February 23, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Long time no see Key. And I agree 1,000% with your post. They should all go straight to hell when their time comes.

VegasRick on February 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Amen, brother… Not sure we can survive another 3 years with this worthless bag of **** in the White House.

Key West Reader on February 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

. It’s going to be a hot one, right next to the other deceivers/murderers.

avagreen on February 23, 2014 at 2:29 PM

“you folks are going to feel what real gore bull warming looks like”

VegasRick on February 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Her voice on this matter must not be very important or she would have been on five or more shows today.

Another Drew on February 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Amen, brother… Not sure we can survive another 3 years with this worthless bag of **** in the White House.

Key West Reader on February 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

We will. Just need to stay strong and stay together. Keep your powder dry.

VegasRick on February 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Right . . . like Russia could give a rat’s backside what you think Rice.

rplat on February 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Her voice on this matter must not be very important or she would have been on five or more shows today.

Another Drew on February 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

That’s like saying a prostitute with five or more customers is “important”.

avagreen on February 23, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Would be nice if someone in the media thought to ask Edward Snowden whose side he took in Ukraine.

InDubly on February 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

“Kerch in Crimea, a town located on the western side of a narrow strait dividing Crimea from Russia.

The video shows a opposition-organised memorial for the dead, amongst those locals, which is attacked violently by government (pro-Russian) supporters. The crowd begin shouting “You’re fascists!” before pushing them from the square, roughing them up and trashing their equipment. One opposition supporter is chased down the street as men shout “banderist” at him, before savagely beating and kicking him. Towards the end, the crowd cheers as cars drive past carrying the Russian flag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqwAgJPZlCk

Viator on February 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

It’s a real pity that Ukraine’s political leaders all seem to be incompetent.

lexhamfox on February 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Right . . . like Russia could give a rat’s backsideass what you think Rice.Obama

rplat on February 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

yeah. That’s more better.

Key West Reader on February 23, 2014 at 3:20 PM

It’s a real pity that Ukraine’s political leaders all seem to be incompetent.

lexhamfox on February 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM

They are not “incompetent”.. they are communists. Same thing, but with the killing and all that it makes things a bit messy, dontcha think?

Key West Reader on February 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM

And there goes Obama… taking credit for other people’s work again…

Of course they didn’t take back their country… their government did it for them…

Skywise on February 23, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Rice must be slipping or else she would have worked in at least something about some video causing the whole thing.

VorDaj on February 23, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Susan Rice has no credibility. Move along.

joecollins on February 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

With her track record, does anybody that is not brain dead believe what she says. The White House only sent her out to one talk show this week, is that to minimize the flack ?

savage24 on February 23, 2014 at 3:32 PM

…which is rather amusing…

There is nothing amusing about treason.

wytshus on February 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM

How and what media fluffer will claim that the Ukraine is a vital foreign policy win for King Barky the Incompetent?

jukin3 on February 23, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Why is anyone taking anything this proven liar and ObamaBot operative says seriously?

Meople on February 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Yanu-rat-itch was a monarch, was he?

AshleyTKing on February 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Look everyone! It’s a lying liar doing what she does best…..LIE!

Diluculo on February 23, 2014 at 5:16 PM

When she says nothing, we are left with taking note of her demeanor… geopolitically we are profound trouble.

mjbrooks3 on February 23, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Worthless bag of meat.

Murphy9 on February 23, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Well then. I assume Ms. Rice will not object should the good citizens of this great nation depose a president who “has gone” on his own?

Don’t know about you, but it frightens the wee-wee out of me when reminded that this unqualified crony is National Security Adviser.

Count Mahdrof on February 23, 2014 at 8:29 PM

How and what media fluffer will claim that the Ukraine is a vital foreign policy win for King Barky the Incompetent?

jukin3 on February 23, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Likely none will be dumb enough to do that before Russia invades and conquers the country.

Unopposed, of course. The Cold War ended a long time ago, after all, whatever dangerous nuts like Mitt Romney might say.

HitNRun on February 23, 2014 at 9:23 PM

This out of the mouth of a person who has abdicated any simbilance of truth or integrity? Why would anyone even attempt to interview such a media whore? The entire Demorat party engages in lying as a form of policy just like Muslims do with Tiqqa which is the islamic version of lying for the home team.

inspectorudy on February 23, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Susan Rice, shut up you little lying turd.

V7_Sport on February 24, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Maybe the problem is a YouTube video

Brock Robamney on February 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Putin needs the Ukraine because it’s the bread basket for the motherland. Rice is an idiot who spouts the regime’s talking points and was rewarded with a job she knows nothing about which is a shame for us since it’s supposed to involve protecting the country.

Kissmygrits on February 24, 2014 at 9:41 AM

I strongly suspect that anything Ms. Rice says will be held to a rather intense skeptical scrutiny, as her track record for accuracy is not good. Absent independent corroboration, I suspect here statements will be universally discounted. And that is just good common sense.

TKPedersen42 on February 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

I saw the interview….sticking a finger into the eye of the American people even today she continues to LIE about benghazi, declaring things that have already been proven to be a lie in the Congressional investigations. Hillary was at least smart enough when she was busted for lying to go away and never agreed yto speak about it again. Rice BRAZENLY…CONTNUES…to perpetrate the LIE. THAT…continuing to repeat the lie and declaring she has no regret about ANYTHING…not even for lying and getting busted doing it…THAT flat out pi$$@$ people off, gets them angry about it all over again, and makes them want Rice’s head on a proverbial platter all over again.

easyt65 on February 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I suppose it is easier to be on the right side of any situation if you wait until it appears that it has largely resolved itself and it is safe to take a position. It could still backfire but the chances of that are less than when the situation is developing and could go either way.

Russ808 on February 24, 2014 at 10:01 PM