K.T. McFarland | Why Susan Rice will be a disaster as National Security Advisor

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.


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