Stop Harassment of U.S. Ambassador After Terrorist Attack

Target: Congressman Jeff Duncan and Coalition of Congressmen

Goal: To stop the verbal attacks on U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice stemming from her report on the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack

On September 11, 2012, Ambassador Chris Stevens and three embassy personnel were violently murdered in what is now known as the “Benghazi incident.” U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice inaccurately reported the attack as retaliation to an American-made anti-Muslim movie and now congressmen are upset at her actions. Tell U.S. congressmen to stop attacking Ambassador Rice until all the facts have come out and the Benghazi investigation is completed.

Susan Rice is a strong, capable leader that has served in various governmental roles throughout her career. She has served under former President Bill Clinton and is now serving under President Barack Obama as U.S. Ambassador to the United States. She was unanimously voted through and confirmed by the Senate. Now she is a possible nominee for the next secretary of state, a position currently held by Hillary Rodham Clinton. However, there are several crucial reporting mistakes that were made regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and several congressmen are blaming Ambassador Rice for those mistakes.

A current investigation into Benghazi’s terrorist attack has revealed a lot of missteps by our government. The four American murders likely could have been prevented. Even so, it is premature and even spiteful to place so much blame on Ambassador Rice for the inaccuracies in her reporting. She was simply relaying whatever information had been passed on to her by federal officials. A group of congressmen led by Congressman Jeff Duncan have repeatedly denounced her actions and are questioning her motives. They formed a coalition threatening to block her nomination for Secretary of State should she be selected by President Obama.

Ambassador Susan Rice should not be continuously blamed and grilled while the investigation is still being conducted. Please sign the petition below asking the congressmen to stop their attacks against Ambassador Susan Rice and to thoughtfully consider her for Secretary of State should she be nominated by the president.


Dear Congressman Jeff Duncan and Coalition of Congressmen,

The recent terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya was a tragedy and we lost four great Americans that day. Initial reports given by Ambassador Susan Rice about the attacks have now been confirmed to be filled with errors. You and several other congressmen are continuously attacking her for these errors and we ask that you stop bullying and accusing her for them.

Ambassador Rice had first stated that the attacks were a spontaneous and random retaliatory response to an anti-Muslim American-made movie. But the investigation showed that the CIA had initially reported them as a planned terrorist attack. However, the ambassador was not given this information from the CIA. She reported what the revised report contained and it appears that she did not know of or have this omitted piece of information.

Please stop denouncing her actions and threatening to block her potential Secretary of State nomination. She is a qualified candidate and it appears that the deleted information from the original report was not her doing. Instead of targeting Ambassador Rice and using her as a scapegoat, we suggest going after the real source of the misinformation.


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