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Monday, April 10, 2017

Susan "Four Pinocchio" Rice

Susan Rice does not have a close relationship with Truth. She thinks Truth is a fickle friend who changes opinions as often as Hillary Clinton comes up with a new excuse for losing a presidential election to a TV personality. 

Just a few months ago Rice claimed Bashar al-Assad (the 'ad' is silent) regime "voluntarily and verifiably" gave up its stockpile of chemical weapons. On Monday, The Washington Post fact-checker gave Rice "four pinocchios"--the absolutely worst rating on the truth scale, or best rating on the lying scale, depending how you see the glass.

"The reality is that there were continued chemical-weapons attacks by Syria," the left-leaning tabloid wrote.

Another so-called fact-checking website, PolitiFact, also retracted its "mostly true" rating they assigned to a 2014 claim from then-Secretary of State John "Hair-plugs" Kerry that "100 percent" of those weapons were removed from Syria.

But that was back in 2014 when truth didn't matter as much in the Obama administration.

Rice's claim, on the other hand, was more recent and under a new administration where truth matters a little more, depending on who's doing the talking. She told NPR that the Obama administration was able to "find a solution" on Syria that didn't require the use of force when Obama's 'red line' was crossed--Obama dealt with it using diplomacy.

But diplomacy worked no better than Obamacare. Both were miserable failures, as was both terms of his presidency.

"We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile," Rice claimed falsely.

Unfortunately, Assad was able to scrounge up enough sarin nerve gas to kill dozens of his own people, which prompted President Trump to smack him down with 59 Cruise Tomahawk missiles at the airfield from where the gas was flown.

The Washington Post wrote "the Obama administration had a tendency to oversell what was accomplished, perhaps because Obama received so much criticism for not following through on an attack if Syria crossed what Obama had called 'a red line.'"

"The reality is that there were continued chemical-weapons attacks by Syria--and that U.S. and international officials had good evidence that Syria had not been completely forthcoming in its declaration and possibly retained sarin and VX nerve agent," the Post wrote.

In other words, Rice and Kerry lied to make Obama sound as if he had 'a pair' leading from the front.

Using Rice's words, the Post column ruled: "She did not explain that Syria's declaration was believed to be incomplete and thus was not fully verified--and that the Syrian government still attacked citizens with chemical weapons not covered by the 2013 agreement. That tipped her wordsmithing toward a Four."