President Obama tapped UN Ambassador Susan Rice Tuesday to serve as our nation’s next national security adviser.
Tuesday morning my reaction was why appoint Susan Rice as national security adviser? She will be a DISASTER.
Here’s why: I spent seven years working for the most successful NSC adviser in history, Henry Kissinger.
I watched him conceive new policies, negotiate with foreign leaders, ride herd over the bureaucracy, massage the press and foreign policy intelligentsia and work behind the scenes with congressional leaders.
Susan Rice can’t do any of those things.
She has zero credibility with the media, on Capitol Hill, with the foreign policy community and foreign leaders, and is so badly tarnished by the Benghazi scandal that she walks into the job on Day One weak and wounded.