Susan Rice has been doing her defensive press tour and press release thing claiming that she did not intend to lie to anyone about what happened in Benghazi.
This is actually a really terrible defense. Because there are two positions to take after you spent days claiming something that was not only untrue, but also implausible, and which you had the intelligence access and the status to know was both untrue and implausible.
The first position is that you were lying for some greater good.
The second position is to claim that you really were this stupid.
Rice has decided to take the second position while blaming the CIA talking points, which were not from the CIA, for her lies. Even if this were true, then Rice has just admitted to complete and total incompetence.
If you occupy a highly placed position in a national government and yet you are unable to intelligently read and assess the information that you have, but rely entirely on talking points, then you have admitted to being completely incompetent and unfit for your job.
This is not a good position to take if you want an upgrade to Secretary of State. Rice’s entire defense is that her understanding of what happened in Benghazi was so crippled by the talking points that she was unable to understand what was going on. Is this supposed to be an argument for making her Secretary of State?