Because Susan Rice has such a tremendous track record of telling the truth on news programs (pause for extreme rolling of the eyes), MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had the former Obama National Security Adviser on to discuss the airstrike that killed Quds leader Qassem Soleimani. Here’s part of what Rice had to say:
#NEW: Former NSA Susan Rice on Soleimani killing:
"The Obama administration was not presented with an opportunity by our intelligence community or by the U.S. military to strike Qassem Soleimani."pic.twitter.com/PlncGNvOk2
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) January 4, 2020
Rice also said that if the Obama administration would have acted to take out Soleimani, they’d first have “taken all sorts of time and effort to prepare, to ensure that our personnel — diplomatic and military in the region — were maximally protected against the likelihood” of retaliation. Which has to lead us to this:
Yeah. Suze. You may wanna sit this one out. Or maybe drop another “by the book” email for us. ?
— misslexi (@misslexi9162) January 4, 2020
She should sit this one out, but as Rice and others have proven repeatedly, “Obama admin alumni” and “self-awareness” are don’t go together:
This is false. Also, Obama administration actually interfered to stop Israelis from going after Soleimani. https://t.co/T5TemHoIIL
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) January 4, 2020
Talk about being disingenuous.
The Israelis had a plan and actionable intelligence… AND OBAMA STOPPED THEM. https://t.co/D4XSVVFc3V
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) January 4, 2020
As usual, when Susan Rice is making any claims, it’s probably best to remain as skeptical as possible:
LOL, they weren't interested in killing Soleimani. https://t.co/lT0nhVNquN
— ScottAllanCole (@scottallancole) January 4, 2020
Heres a thread from a Democrat Michigan Congresswoman exposing how Susan Rice is still a flaming liar. https://t.co/unkDP2P55M
— TheRightWingM ?? (@TheRightWingM) January 4, 2020
This is a lie. https://t.co/3slq7bEF9p
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) January 4, 2020
Wait, wait, wait. You say Susan Rice would lie on NATIONAL TELEVISION???
— Doug Ross ? (@directorblue) January 4, 2020
They couldn't locate a YouTube video to blame it on … https://t.co/Xffyvtwcwe
— Mike 'Thomas Paine' Moore (@Thomas1774Paine) January 4, 2020
Little Miss YouTube videos is lying here. https://t.co/s4sRFKGyqU
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 4, 2020
Is she saying they didn't do it because they didn't have the chance? I find that hard to believe. More likely they would have never done it ever considering even far lesser measures against Iran were never considered because of how badly they wanted the nuclear deal. https://t.co/rtTBz8UYYa
— neontaster (@neontaster) January 4, 2020
This is fascinating on so many levels. 1) I don't believe her; 2) What does that say about those Obama choose to lead those agencies? 3) So is she saying Obama would have killed him? 4) SO "yea Trump?" https://t.co/m9F9IrDEbl
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) January 4, 2020
In Susan Rice’s defense, lying on national television to cover Obama is one of her specialties. https://t.co/MlmMGiGk3T
— Ryan P. Williams (@RpwWilliams) January 4, 2020
Fact check: TRUE.