LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More reason not to promote Rice

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U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice does not deserve to be the next U.S. secretary of state, and not only because of her response to the Benghazi attack (“Senators troubled by Rice answers on Libya,” Page 1, Wednesday).

According to the September 2001 Atlantic article, “Bystanders to Genocide,” in 1994 then-Clinton administration National Security Council staffer Susan Rice stated the following during an interagency teleconference while discussing the genocide in Rwanda: “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November elections?” I would say that statement alone is reason enough to deny her a promotion.

JACK WALDRON

Silver Spring

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