Dr. Susan Rice: Don't Hate the Playa, Hate the Game

Askia Muhammad | 12/5/2012, 11:35 a.m.

"We would write papers for him. Four paragraphs. We would call him on the phone and say, 'call us 10 minutes before you go on, the situation could change overnight, we'll tell you which paragraph to read.' And all four paragraphs would be false. Nothing to do with the truth. Designed to play on events, to create this impression of Soviet and Cuban aggression in Angola. When they were in fact responding to our initiatives," Stockwell said.

So, if anyone thinks that process is any different now that Rice is U.N. Ambassador than it was when former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was the ambassador, then I've got some beautiful beachfront property in Arizona for you to buy.

So, I'll sum this all up by paraphrasing a statement by the late comedian Groucho Marx: "Who are you going to believe, the CIA or your lying eyes?"

But even aside from the CIA engineered missteps by Ambassador Rice, she and the U.S. foreign policy she willingly advocates are both wrong. The U.S. was wrong on Southern Africa (that's her area of expertise for which she earned a Ph.D.). It was wrong on Somalia; wrong on Libya. It is wrong on Palestine.

So don't hate her. Rice is just an unwitting pawn, a minor player, with a whopping net worth of more than $23 million for her role in a crooked, crooked game.