In the days following the Benghazi terrorist attack, National Security Adviser Susan Rice went on numerous news talk shows and claimed the attack was caused by an anti-Muslim film that had been released.
When that story turned out to be fabricated, Rice was slammed for months by the media for “covering up” the real truth. Rice faced questions about Benghazi again last night on “60 Minutes,” notes Politico.com (video below).
When asked why then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t do the interviews after the Benghazi terrorist attack, Rice said she filled in for Clinton because she had a “painful” and “stressful” week.
Rice also tried to downplay her false statements about the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
“I don’t have time to think about the false controversy,” added Rice. “In the midst of all of swirl about things like talking points, the administration has been working very, very hard across the globe to review our security of our embassies and our facilities. That’s what we ought to be focused on.”
When asked about the NSA’s lying regarding its spying on hundreds of millions of Americans, Rice defended that as well, reports RealClearPolitics.com (video below).
“There have been cases where they have inadvertently made false representations,” claimed Rice. “And they themselves have discovered it and corrected it.”
Rice failed to mention that the NSA was proven to have lied numerous times, not because of its own discovery, but because whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the falsehoods.
Rice was asked if it was worth the the fury of the American people not wanting to be spied on and worth American allies distancing themselves from the US after being spied on by the NSA in violation of international law.
“It’s been worth what we’ve done to protect the United States,” stated Rice. “And the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished. But that does not mean that everything we’re doing as of the present ought to be done the same way in the future.”
However, it’s not true there has not been a “successful attack on our homeland since 9/11.”
Earlier this year, there was the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 183 people. Rice also didn’t mention the numerous terrorist attacks on Americans overseas, including Benghazi, which do not fall under her “homeland” disclaimer.