Susan Rice: Trump Is a Bigger Threat Than Foreign Adversaries

Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice sharply criticized President Trump over his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan in a New York Times commentary.

Rice believes the moves by President Trump are reckless and emboldens our adversaries.

The New York Times published Susan Rice’s opinion piece, “The Threat in the White House.”

This country’s national security decision-making process is more broken than at any time since the National Security Act became law in 1947. Nothing illustrates this dangerous dysfunction more starkly than President Trump’s reckless, unilateral decisions to announce the sudden withdrawal of all 2,000 United States troops from Syria and to remove 7,000 from Afghanistan.

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The near simultaneous order to withdraw half of the American troops in Afghanistan shocked our NATO allies, who have served alongside United States forces since Sept. 11, and shook the Afghan government in advance of precarious presidential elections next year. This arbitrary and precipitous withdrawal will strengthen the Taliban and undermine diplomatic efforts to jump-start reconciliation talks, while opening the field to greater Russian and Chinese influence.

Rice also made a critical comment on Twitter over President Trump’s Tweet about Brett McGurk’s decision to leave the Administration:

Rice also promoted her New York Times commentary on Twitter:

Rice has no shame.

She lied multiple times on national TV broadcasts about the Benghazi terrorist attack and didn’t stop former President Obama from sending $1.7 billion in cash to Iran.

The Wall Street Journal reported at the time.

The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.

The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Rice’s own record undermines her credibility to make comments about President Trump.

 

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