WSJ Reporter: Why Does Susan Rice Still Have a Job?

Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Riley recently discussed the Bowe Bergdahl desertion charges and blasted National Security Adviser Susan Rice for once again “deliberately misleading the public.”

Riley told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that this also applies to the Benghazi debacle, in which Rice repeatedly told the American people that the terrorist attack was a spontaneous reaction to an obscure YouTube video.

He added, “I don’t know how Susan Rice still has a job.”

We’ve previously covered one of Rice’s biggest lies, as well as several others coming from the administration in regards to Bergdahl.



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Worse than simply being misleading, Riley goes on to explain that Rice’s actions and the President’s Taliban trade itself may have “emboldened other groups like ISIS.”

Via Fox News:

CHRIS WALLACE, ANCHOR: National Security Adviser Susan Rice celebrating the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl last spring, and the announcement today Bergdahl has now been charged with desertion. Let’s bring in our panel, Jason Riley from the Wall Street Journal, Ron Fournier of National Journal, and Steve Hayes for The Weekly Standard.

So Jason, what do you make of today’s announcements especially in the context of those comments you heard from Susan Rice and the fact that on the day the release was announced there you see President Obama in the Rose Garden with Bowe Bergdahl’s parents?

JASON RILEY, WALL STREET JOURNAL: I don’t know how Susan Rice still has a job in this administration. Either she is giving the president bad advice or she is deliberately misleading the public, whether it’s on this issue or the Benghazi video.

But this deal smells from the beginning, Chris. As soon as he was released, other members of his unit went on record questioning whether or not he was a deserter. These were credible folks who knew what they were talking about. The president instead decided to play this up. And I think it not only makes him look foolish in hindsight, I think it was a mistake strategically. It sent a signal of weakness to the Taliban, to the terrorists. It said that we were tired of this fight, we were ready to cut deals. And I don’t know if that has emboldened other groups like ISIS.

Do you agree with Riley?  Should Susan Rice be jobless after this latest national security mistake?

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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