Letter: Ayotte’s short memory
It has been interesting to read Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s vigorous condemnation of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s alleged “mis-statements” concerning the attack on our embassy in Libya. According to the senator, this makes Rice unfit to be considered for the position of secretary of state.
Ayotte and Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham have very short memories. Do they not remember then-Secretary of State Colin Powell appearing before the United Nations claiming that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that “we know where they are”? This led to the war in Iraq and the death of over 4,000 Americans. We found out that there were no such weapons and some in the Bush administration knew this, but I do not remember Powell being hounded out of office when the truth came out. I hope the rest of the senators have a better memory when it comes time to consider Rice for another position in the Cabinet.