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Susan Rice: Republican opposition is America's 'one weakness'
By Joel Gehrke | MAY 14, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

National Security Advisor Susan Rice disputed Republican critiques of President Obama's foreign policy by arguing that "political polarization" accounts for the "one weakness" of American strength in international affairs.

"The one weakness that our friends and partners point to and the one thing that undermines our strength around the world is our political polarization," Rice said during an event hosted by the Women's Foreign Policy Group.

Rice didn't mention Republicans specifically, but cited policy fights that they have provoked, such as over budget issues.

"When countries look at us, they wonder and they worry if we will have our collective internal act together -- whether it's over our budget, whether it's over how we engage in the world," she said. "That is what undermines us, if anything, in terms of our international standing."

When PBS's Judy Woodruff suggested that polarization reflected "the strength" of American democracy, Rice disagreed.

"We've had the democracy for 230+ years, it hasn't always been as dysfunctional as it can be now," Rice countered.

Earlier in the conversation, Rice laughed off the suggestion made by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who said that the United States should send special operations forces to rescue the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram even if that nation's government disapproves.

"To the extent that they make requests of us or others to provide support, we're open to entertaining those," she said after a pause.

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This throne-sniffer will forever be known as the dupe who went on five Sunday shows and lied through her teeth.

She's nothing but a political hack.
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Wait? ....What?..... I thought diversity was our strength.......

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Susan Rice has shown herself to be nothing more than an Obama groupie! She doesn't have the first clue about how to conduct foreign policy and neither does her boss!

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that's about all the response this little tart deserves

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.....and she gives redheads a bad name.    :smokin:
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Ah yes, Susan.  If we all bow down to the punk king, America will once again be strong.....     **nononono*
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