Susan Rice to be honored with “Great American Award” for “strengthening the world’s common security”

Susan-RiceU.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice will be honored Tuesday night with the 2013 Louis E. Martin Great American Award.

The annual award, presented by The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, is given to “an exemplar of change, progress and coalition-building across racial lines,” according to a press release.

Specifically, the organization is honoring Rice for “her work in advancing U.S. interests, strengthening the world’s common security and prosperity, and promoting respect for human rights,” another press release states.

The evening gala and awards ceremony — at which Vice President Joe Biden will speak — comes a day before high-ranking state department officials testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the terrorist attack that took place at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year. The witnesses, who Oversight chair Darrell Issa (R-Calf.) is calling “whistleblowers,” are expected to contradict parts of the Obama administration’s narrative about the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks.

Specifically, some of the remarks Rice made on the Sunday morning news shows a few days after the incident will be called into question. During her interview with FOX News Sunday, Rice stated the attacks were “a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video” — a statement that was quickly proven false.

While Rice admittedly was the Obama administration’s fall guy on Benghazi — a situation that ultimately cost her a bid for Secretary of State —  the award still seems ill-considered. But then again, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, the Benghazi attacks “happened a long time ago.” Perhaps The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has forgotten about Rice’s role in skewing the narrative.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies had not responded to a request for comment at the time this article was published.

Comments

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  1. MeMikeT says:

    Democrats always give themselves awards after they screw Americans. It is their way of making bad behavior acceptable.

    1. joey says:

      amen

  2. Chuck says:

    I seem to recall seeing her on tv telling some big lies!

  3. Chuck says:

    They will give her a award with no merit!

  4. Dean says:

    kinda like Oblamer getting the Nobel Peace Prize…

  5. uselogic says:

    Who knows….maybe Ms. Rice will be up for a Nobel Peace Prize next? And maybe an attendance award. Same value.

  6. AnnieC says:

    “Democrats always give themselves awards after they screw Americans. It is their way of making bad behavior acceptable’ MeMike T

    Love that Mike. Another meaningless award. Like the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Obama and Al Gore. Need we say more?

    1. MeMikeT says:

      AnnieC, WE the People of America are in reach of the ultimate prize. Taking out both the Obama and the Hillary with one Benghazi. I just read that Huckabee predicts that the Obama will resign because of Benghazi.

  7. Meathead says:

    Now we know – the Louis E. Martin “Great American Award” is a farce, just like the Nobel Peace Prize. Strange that the folks who give this award don’t know that they are giving it to a blatant liar which discredits their association and the award.
    But, that’s what progressive Dumb-o-craps do. “Stupid is as stupid does”.

  8. Rue McDowell says:

    Susan Rice to be honored with “Great American Award” WHAT A JOKE…

  9. Anthony says:

    Kind of like giving “Hanoi Jane” Fonda that Woman of the century award. Pretty shitty if you ask me on all accounts

  10. floopdopw says:

    Is Chris Stevens getting an award? The ambassador who was RAPED AND KILLED. While RIce lied about a movie on TV. What a scumbag! She should be getting a par of handcuffs instead of an award.

  11. Wayne Conley says:

    I have no words…astounding. Libs totally amaze me with the cavalier way they demonstrate their hypocracy. They wouldn’t be able to get away with most of it without the aid of the media supporting them and/or censoring the facts. And shame on the American citizens who are fooled into believing their lies.

    1. MeMikeT says:

      Wayne, exactly. It is astounding the hypocrisy of the Liberals.

  12. mr. b.s. says:

    What’s next for Susan Rice – an academy award for her stellar performance on five T.V. talk shows? Gimme a break !

  13. roger says:

    Forgive me here I am curious. Is she related to another Rice that is/was in what’s his Name’s administration ?

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