Skip to comments.Susan Rice, Obama's Hatchet Woman, Proves Lord Acton Right Again
Posted on 04/04/2017 7:39:48 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Forget G. Gordon Liddy and the White House plumbers of Watergate days. If you're looking for a my-president-right-or-wrong apparatchik in the grand tradition of the Soviet Union, willing to do anything for her leader, look no further than former national security adviser Susan Elizabeth Rice.
Rice, who evidently exploited the world's most technically advanced intelligence agency, the NSA, for similar purposes (spying on the opposition), has made Liddy et al seem like primitives. Apparently, the former Obama adviser was the one who "requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance." The final unmaskings took place in January, days before Trump's inauguration. (Eli Lake at Bloomberg, Adam Housley and John Roberts at Fox, and Sara Carter and John Solomon at Circa have reported this story in only slightly varying ways.)
Failing some extraordinary explanation (so far Rice isn't talking), the onetime national security adviser exhibited an arrogance that once again proves Lord Acton's famous apothegm: "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Rice undoubtedly believed she was undertaking her sub rosa, possibly felonious, activities for a greater good, but in reality she has been undermining the very basis of our democratic republic in a manner calling forth another quote from the 19th century British lord: End justifies the means. This is still the most widespread of all the opinions inimical to liberty. That Rice was able to prevaricate so casually during a recent PBS interview, claiming she "knew nothing" about the unmaskings of Trump officials when she had instigated them, proves Acton right yet again and exposes the "ends justify the means" mentality as Rice's default position.
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“Rice undoubtedly believed she was undertaking her sub rosa, possibly felonious, activities for a greater good...”
Why would anyone cede a altruistic motive that liar?
About “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”, Frank Herbert had an interesting twist on that phrase in one of the Dune books, Chapterhouse: Dune: “Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it.”
She will be a hero to the left now.
Everyone is saying this is not illegal.
As in: “Yes, Jeffrey Dalmer premeditatedly killed and ate 18 people, but it was not illegal.”
I don’t think that Susan Rice is the only one. The reason I bring that up is that I suspect Obama and his shadow government would dearly love to use Rice as a scapegoat while letting the others skate. I suspect this is the tip of the freaking iceberg.
Rice couldn’t possibly have acted alone. Root ‘em all out!
She would be more suitably referred to as “Comrade Rice” although there are some who are now referring to her as “Fried Rice.” LOL
Thanks for a great quote!
We should call that the Herbert corollary to Lord Acton's law.
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