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Latest Susan Rice Items
A Democratic lawmaker says the White House is "dramatically underestimating" the true cost of the military's involvement in Libya by relying on accounting that obscures the total financial burden being saddled on taxpayers.
Facing sharp questioning from congressional Republicans, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday strongly defended America's membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council, despite its perceived anti-Israel bias and its roster of repressive nations.
In the end, the call didn't come at 3 a.m. But the Decider in Chief who answered the phone made sure that everyone in the White House knew who wore the pantsuit around there.
Many Americans were disappointed when President Obama devoted a Saturday radio address to a celebration of the progress of women in society. Most of us were more interested to hear about the progress (or lack of it) in dealing with the crisis that threatens to become a new war in Libya. The president was excited about a new White House report on the status of women, the first such report in 48 years. John F. Kennedy assigned Eleanor Roosevelt to explore the subject on that occasion.
The war to get rid of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan fashion-plate wreck, is already running $100 million a day. The White House says it is not planning to request emergency funding - at least not yet. The Pentagon will have no choice in the matter. It will have to request supplemental funding when the meter hits $1 billion. In 10 days, that is. But what's $1 billion when we owe China $1.3 trillion - and the national debt meter keeps running at the rate of $4.12 billion a day, for a current total of almost $15 trillion? Federal spending is up to $3.5 trillion this year, with a deficit of $1.3 trillion.
Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Tuesday urged defiant Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to consider exile, saying she's worried the North African nation could plummet into a "humanitarian disaster."
Many Libyans oppose the idea of Western troops on the shores of Tripoli, as the Obama administration and its allies on Monday said no option is off the table in their effort to oust longtime dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
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