From war hero to complete and utter wimp. McCain ran one of the worst presidential campaigns in 2008 because ‘Obama was a nice guy’ or something and didn’t want to hurt him. Four year later, going into a second term, it appeared that maybe, just maybe McCain finally grew a backbone after all those cocktail parties in the Senate. He insisted on Susan Rice being held accountable for misleading the American people on purpose the weekend of the 9/11/2012 terrorist attacks on the five Sunday news shows. After talking big for weeks, McCain seems to be winding down his opposition to Rice and is now willing to confirm her should Obama nominate her for Secretary of State.
Rice has specifically objected to the notion that she deliberately misled the country in the immediate aftermath of the September terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, saying she simply relied on talking points provided by the intelligence community. McCain said Sunday Rice deserved “the benefit of explaining their position, and the actions they took.”
“I’d be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her,” McCain said. “Why did she say that al Qaeda has been decimated? In her statement, here, on this program. Al Qaeda has not been decimated. They are on the rise. They are all over Iraq. Training camps are in Libya. They are all over Syria and are on the rise in the Middle East and there’s a lot of questions for Ambassador Rice and I’m sure I’ll have the opportunity to discuss these with her.”
Host Chris Wallace then circled back, asking McCain if he was saying “she could conceivably get your vote for Secretary of State.”
“I think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position,” McCain responded. “Just as she said. But, she’s not the problem. The problem is the president of the United States.”