Prying Open My Third Eye

Susan Rice is brilliant. At working the system. Because she sucked at her job.

“Rice proved herself brilliant, over time, in working the machinery of government. But along the way she burned bridges liberally, alienating and often antagonizing many potential allies. . . . Susan Rice seems not to have convinced colleagues that her real interest was Africa, or even foreign policy.”

Yea, let’s make her Secretary of State:

In May 1998, Ms. Rice had an opportunity to prove her diplomatic mettle when she was sent to mediate a peace plan between warring Ethiopia and Eritrea.

“What is publicly known,” notes Mr. Rosenblum, “is that Rice announced the terms of a plan agreed to by Ethiopia, suggesting that Eritrea would have to accept it, before Isaias had given his approval. He responded angrily, rejecting the plan and heaping abuse on Rice. Soon afterward, Ethiopia bombed the capital of Eritrea, and Eritrea dropped cluster bombs on Ethiopia. . . .

“Susan Rice was summoned back to Washington in early June after the negotiations collapsed. Insiders agree that the secretary of state [Madeleine Albright] was furious. According to one, Rice was essentially ‘put on probation,’ kept in Washington where the secretary could keep an eye on her. ‘Susan had misread the situation completely,’ according to one State Department insider who observed the conflict with Albright. ‘She came in like a scoutmaster, lecturing them on how to behave and having a public tantrum when they didn’t act the way she wanted.”

An estimated 100,000 people would perish in the war that Ms. Rice so ineptly failed to end.

She’s worked in government (and government affiliated organizations) almost all her life, and married a news producer. And is worth an estimated $33 million dollars.

How does this happen?

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2 Comments on “Prying Open My Third Eye”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Ladies and. Gentlemen, take my advice! Drop your drawers and slide on the ice!

  2. agiledog Says:

    I am sure Susan Rice has learned all new tools and techniques under the strong leadership of Hillary Clinton, and is ready for the job now!


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