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This evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to offer his candid insight and unique perspective on the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.
Earlier today, Rice withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State saying "the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly - to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities. That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country."
"I see that [Rice's withdrawal] as good news for the President," Giuliani began, "because a battle to get her confirmed would have offered the perfect opportunity to open up this whole Benghazi thing, where no answers have yet been given."
As Giuliani watched Rice make the rounds on the morning shows he couldn't believe what he was hearing. "When she said it, I uttered an expression that I can't say on television. It starts with a b. Bull –. I didn't believe it ... I said, 'is this woman out of her mind? What is she talking about, a spontaneous attack?'"
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Giuliani explains why he hoped Rice would have done more than "just read the notes."
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Who cares what Rudy Giullani thinks or not.
Nancy..Apparently CNN thinks a lot of people care. More people care what he says than what Ms. Rice has to say. or this obfuscating Administration, for that matter."Transparency". HA!!!
Giuliani is a disgusting opportunist whose whole gig is tied into 9-11 and scoring cheap political points on the corpses of dead Americans. He is a worse pig than even Mitt Romney.
Oh, please. He's an opportunist and a partisan hack.
Rich, Rudy is just an opportunist making a mountain out of an ant hill, for political reasons. We invaded Iraq because of truly misleading information under the Republicans. They should be tried for crimes against humanity for all the lives, ours and theirs that were lost because of their lying. That Susan Rice did not mention terrorism at that early stage did not cost a single casualty, did not matter one bit. Just a Republican talking point.
Listen up, get off Rudy he is my dearest roommate from time to time. He is clever in the Drag Fashions and fun to dress.with, we sure hope he runs in the 2016 for President, I really believe he will win everyone's hearts in the USA. His nick name is red tail you know.
Agreed, who cares about any opinion of this pompous ass. CNN, please stop having him as a guest on any show!!
I care! Rudy is one of those guys that always speaks his mind and he is most often on target. Too many are drinking the Obama Kool Aid. The Bengazi thing was poorly handled and RG is correct; the Rice confirmation would have made the admin look bad and given this event the spotlight once more – we still have few answers from the admin on this. Also, Susan Rice does not have the best of track records. A poor choice from the start. This is not about party politics. HC has done a good job and will be a tough act to follow.
A LITTLE REMINDER FOLKS....great to be able to share your thoughts..we love it..But...it's a good idea to put them through your own brain first...takes some of the sting out of your response and ends up more like dialogue...like civilized people learned how to do hundreds of years ago...it works..... and no one winds up DEAD. Try it..you might even like it!
Are you ok?
And the Republicans wonder why they got their butts handed to them in the election!!!!!
Less than half a day. That's how long the attack and the response lasted, the CIA was in, got the people out and they were on a plane. The President didn't release all information known to the CIA during an ongoing national security investigation. We know far more detail about Benghazi today than we know about 9-11 twelve years ago. That the press keeps pumping this nonstory shows where the true bias in the press lies. Bought and paid for and they seem proud of it. They do anything to keep from stating the facts during these Republican press releases. They won't ask a hard question like "Is it proper for the President of the United States to release information relating to a National Security Investigation during that investigation?". Bush hid behind that for eight years, but Obama can't have TWO WEEKS. Get a life.
+1. Completely agree.
Our Country is terribly divided as evidenced with, there is no right or wrong. Susan Rice is a very assertive, bright, highly educated woman and to compound the situation, she is black. Many men fear women such as Susan Rice. She proved to be better and smarter than they are and withdrew. Why is Susan getting the blame for Benghazi? Where is the Intelligence Committee?
your dilusional. I'm a white man and a strong black woman is good for our country, as long as she doesn't try to pull the wool over our eyes like she did. She's no Condy Rice.
Condy Rice is not as assertive as Susan Rice and she is Republican and it's the Republicans that are on a witch hunt against Susan Rice. Also, she is Pres. Obama's friend, therefore as a highly intelligent woman, she is a threat to them.. Do as I say and not as I do – it's the Republican's motto.
Well, you're right about that. She's no Condoleeza Rice . . . thank God!
Have not heard anyone "blame" her for Benguazi. I think the GOP has jumped on her because she at best horribly judged the events or at worst blatantly lied to us about said events. The fact that she is black has never been brought up other than by race-baiting leftists, who choose to ignore the fact that the last GOP secretary of State was both black and a woman.
With a white President who was a Republican.
Thank you thank you...sounds simple huh? it's not. Women of the United States of America, this is an absolute waste of talent...where ARE you anyway???
Let us not forget that our last two Sec of State have been women and one black. Not sure where you get your data on Susan R but her track record is poor. A friend worked for State in Nigeria and she was his boss. He viewed her as incompetent, political and divisive. When her name was first floated for the job two "think tanks" responded with poor reviews of her past performance. The confirmation hearings would have been bad for the admin and not a positive experience for her as well. Poor choice from the start. Perhaps they should bring back Connie Rice.
Viki..retorical question Babe...we know the answer...and so do they..but they have their fingers in their ears and are thinking.....I told you not to tell me that....sort of reminds you of your eight year old doesn't it?
What are you talking about? You are not making sense. What are your drinking? This post is part of the past so why are still hounding me.?
Giuliani is 100% right. Rice and Hillary are an embarrassment. Who cares about their education and degrees? They are absolutely unqualified for the jobs they have. US foreign policy is a joke! This country within the last few years became totally irrelevant in the world thanks to people like Rice.
An embarrassment to the Country are the Republican Party who are highly corrupt and evil.
Susan proved to care about our Country more than our Politicians do. They only work part time and when they are in office, they stay preoccupied with witch hunts at taxpayers expense and Susan outsmarted them by withdrawing. She is a classy woman and witch hunts are beneath her.
President Chavez is correct. America gave him cancer/murdered him. And we because irrelevant because rather than giving him an apology, we gave him a cover up. All Countries are aware of it so all Countries have the right to hate us. Do not believe that other Countries will allow America to keep up the cover up.
"President Chavez is correct. America gave him cancer/murdered him. And we because irrelevant because rather than giving him an apology, we gave him a cover up. All Countries are aware of it so all Countries have the right to hate us. Do not believe that other Countries will allow America to keep up the cover up".
You Support Chavez and you call the Republicans corrupt, you need to leave my country, and go live with your Chavez.
I am glad that you are proud of your Country because it hit bottom when we murdered school children. I do not care as to who or what Chavez is, however no one has the right to take the life of another person and then compound the pain with a cover up. What kind of a monster are you?
I've been following this and it appears that Rice may have the blood of many African people on her hands
what you smokin' bro????
I say the same sister.
Benghazi is to Rudy what the birth certificate is to Donald. It's bizarre to say the least. Pray it doesn't hit you too. :)
Just a reminder: in Benghazi four American citizen were murdered by the group of terrorists.
What does Rudy know now? Susan Rice is the expert, Rudy is a fool and McCain is nothing more than a old bitter hateful warmonger nothing else.
Susan Rice is expert in what? Could you provide some details on her being "expert"? As I've said, the US foreign policy under Hillary and Rice is a travesty.
Rudy is partially right and partially showing why his party will stay in the minority for the foreseeable future. Can he not realize that Ambassador Rice was simply going by the intelligence info they had at the time, and the intelligence info got updated? What is so damn treacherous about that?
"I see that [Rice's withdrawal] as good news for the President," Giuliani began, "because a battle to get her confirmed would have offered the perfect opportunity to open up this whole Benghazi thing, where no answers have yet been given." Only a snake lawyer would say that. What a pig!
What is wrong with having answers about the Benghazi attack? Another "inconvenient truth"? Somebody should be held accountable for not helping Ambassador Stevens and other brave Americans.
Just another GOP hack. Only sees the world through his FOX news goggles.
OK, but how about Rice qualifications and answers about Benghazi? I don't call people names. I just want to know facts about Benghazi, and also what qualified Ms. Rice for the position she so honorably refused to apply for? :))
I have nothing to do with GOP – they are as pathetic as Dems. :))
What is this thing about Fox. First, I am not thrilled with any of the MSMedia. But: Fox is #1. Fox is #1 with both R's and D's, women, blacks, hispanics and 19 to 29 age group. Fox voted "most trusted". In the past year Fox gained three more share points over #2 ranked CNN. While being #1 does not necessarily mean you are the best – the market has spoken and more people feel good about Fox than any of the other choices.
FOX has higher ratings because they are not a cable station, therefore free.
We will never know what really happened to over there.
I wonder why the Ambassador and the people working with him were not given more security. May they rest in peace.
They were called a bump in the road in the operations there.
Why is McCain stuck on Behghazi when a murder by the State of Arizona was quickly silenced. The man had an organ donor, however he died because the State of Arizona was not wise enough to shuffle money around for his surgery.
"Yes, Pierse, Since you joined CNN, you're becoming just as biased But if John McCain had chosen Condolezza Rice way back when, as his running mate .I feel they would have won in 2008 . Too late?? NO!! If Condoleezza runs in 2016, I'm sure she can do it, and then there will be no Bias. Plus they won't able to call me a Racist."
No Griff.. she will NOT "do it"
The republican party as it stands now is and will be irrelevant. The country will no more accept a Black Woman than they would a White man, talking the same BS that Romney did...
You don't get it, and neither do most Denialacans. It was your message that sucked, and the Country REJECTED it...
And Condi Rice is waaaay too smart to get in that mess. Besides she wants the NFL commissioner job.
Those in charge testified in front of a committee that they requested more security but were turned down.
Then American citizens including the Ambassador were killed and it has been said its just a bump in the road.
We're in sad shape.
What I wonder is what this a******e has on Piers Morgan that PM gives this idiot, has-been and previously stated political opportunist the number of opportunities he does for airing his hateful speech on CNN over and over again. It is time to pull the plug on this ass.
It is obscene that draft dodger and coward Rudy can bad mouth a two tour combat veteran John Kerry. As a fellow Vietnam era veteran I think that Morgan should have asked Rudy what HE did during that war. Rudy was a cheerleader for the war since HE made DAMN SURE he would never get shot at.
Piers, your bald face and rude criticism of Dr. Rice on your show tonight, is and was clearly outside the realm of good taste.. You may or may not be an American citizen, either way, you are no where near Dr. Rice's universe; and I am pretty sure that President Obama would probably not be interested in your views as expressed by you about Dr. Rice on your show tonight. Enjoy the unbelievable luck that got you in the seat you inhabit, this however does not make you Captain America, nor does it mean that you and Dr. Rice are peers. Getting carried away in your criticism of The POTUS' unsuccessful pick of a potential Secretary of State is disrespectful of the President and his choice of Dr. Rice for the position. Do not get carried away by Rudy whose bread is buttered on all sides. Your comments on or about Dr. Rice crossed the line. Neither you nor Rudy G. are in a position to make decisions as to whom the President should pick for Secretary of State, and the nature of your comments on the matter were disrespectful to the President and the candidate he chose for the position of Secretary of State.
Piers converted as the mouth piece of the GOP . So why waste your energy telling him what is in good or bad taste.
Seems to me that Rudy conveniently (sp) forgot that another very intelligent Sec of State followed party(whether he believed it or not) line that got us in to Iraq in 03.
Rudy, being a mayor does not qualify you to run your mouth about responsibilities and a position you know nothing about. And Piers, get a grip on your thing with the second ammendment. You have had several shows asking all guest on gun control. You are not gonna change it. Not safe, go back where you come from!
Reblogged this on #Beet's B.O.O.T..
YES SHE IS. ANYBODY WHO GOES ON TV KNOWING SOME OF WHAT SHE IS ABOUT TO SAY IS LIES IS OUT OF HER MIND. FOR THE ONLY REASON TO COVER A LAIRS TRACKS
GUNS!.................what else do I have to say. Why don't Americans get it!
This just adds to the overwhelming evidence that Giuliani is nothing but a partisan hack. Thanks God this man was unsuccessful in his run for president.
I remember Rudy's big lie after 9/11 – "It is safe to go downtown – no toxins in the air." The stock market will reopen. It is all good.
RUDY GIULIANI = No Credibility
To paraphrase Vice President Joe Biden during the 2008 presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani's comments amount to ‘a Noun, a Verb, and more B$' ".
Some observations: All politicians are opportunists. They are only classified as such when there position disagrees with one's own. Why the Bush Administration gets bought into ever argument should not be done. Bush has not been in office for almost one complete term. In some areas; meaning Afghanistan, we deal with carry overs from then. They however do not excuse the present administration for its mistakes. Name calling should be beneath all. I realize this is an internet forum.
Insight? Did they say he offered his "insight"? Now that is a good one.
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