Hypocritical Much? Part Five

“She is so disconnected from reality that I don’t trust her.” –Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)

“Well, every intelligence agency in the world was misled. And to connect those two to say that she’s a liar is very unfair, over the line.”  –Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)

“So I wonder why we are starting this new Congress with a protracted debate about a foregone conclusion,” he (McCain) said, adding that Rice is qualified for the job. “I can only conclude that we are doing this for no other reason than because of lingering bitterness over the outcome of the election.”  –John McCain (R-Arizona)

There are three quotes above.  All three were made by either Senator Graham of South Carolina or Senator McCain of Arizona.  All three refer to a woman with the last name of Rice.  Can you guess which Rice, Susan or Condoleezza?

Senators Graham and McCain continue to be fountains of hypocrisy.  They are both steadfastly opposed to Susan Rice being nominated for Secretary of State, even though President Obama has yet to officially nominate her.  They both continue to demand answers about what happened in Benghazi.  They both continue to criticize Susan Rice for relaying what ultimately turned out to be incorrect information to the American people in the days after the attack.  They both also have selective memories, or at least feel that they can either make up or change the rules as they go.

In case you either do not want to guess or maybe already know the answer as to which Ms. Rice is being talked about in each quote above, the answers are: Susan, Condoleezza, Condoleezza.  If you did not know any better, you might think that the second and third quotes could have been made regarding Susan Rice; but then you saw who made each statement, and common sense won out, and you realized that Graham and McCain have different expectations on what type of misleading information is ok to relay to the American public.

Let me help you out here: incorrect information about the attack that left four Americans dead in Libya is always a bad thing; incorrect information about non-existent WMDs in Iraq is not to be talked about or criticized.  Because using bad information to start a war that left 4,468 Americans dead (source) is not nearly as bad as accurately assigning blame after the fact when four Americans are killed.  At least that is the line of thinking when you are a Republican Senator.

At this point, Graham and McCain are doing nothing but grandstanding, and they know it.  They are making themselves out to be nothing more than two pathetic sore losers who cannot seem to come to grips with the fact that President Obama won a second term and that Democrats still control the Senate.  When they admit that they were wrong in touting incorrect intelligence about Iraq, and they personally apologize to each and every family of a service member killed or wounded in Iraq, maybe then they will have a leg to stand on regarding being so outraged about the Benghazi aftermath as far as Susan Rice is concerned.  When they become mature adults and admit they used bad intelligence to take our country to war in Iraq, then they might be taken seriously.  Until then, they will continue to open their mouths in front of microphones and spew more hypocrisy.

The quotes included in this entry were obtained at BuzzFeed, and can be found here and here.

One Response to Hypocritical Much? Part Five

  1. Pingback: Hypocritical Much? Part Six « Our Not So Expert Opinions

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