Rewarding incompetence seems to be a hallmark of this administration.
In a dramatic career turnaround, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will be appointed Barack Obama‘s national security advisor Wednesday, just six months after withdrawing her name from consideration as secretary of state amid intense political pressure.
Rice’s promotion places her at the epicenter of foreign-policy decision making in a senior-level White House position that is arguably more influential than secretary of state, given its close proximity to the president. She replaces Tom Donilon, a cautious realist who has amassed immense influence over Obama’s foreign policy in his 2 1/2 years on the job.
The promotion highlights Obama’s willingness to stand by Rice despite intense Republican criticism of her role in disseminating information in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that ultimately proved misleading.
No, it wasn’t just misleading. It was an outright fabrication and to this day we still have no answer as to who concocted the story about the YouTube video. She gets a promotion while the video maker still sits in jail.