AP reports:

President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the White House foreign policy team.

The position does not require Senate confirmation.

What a joke.

Rice, then U.N. Ambassador, went on Sunday talk shows at a time of political peril for Obama’s campaign and told a false story which no one defends anymore, that a spontaneous protest over a video led to the killing of our Libyan ambassador and several other Americans in Benghazi.

Rice did not merely rely on talking points cleansed by the administration of references to al-Qaeda planning the attack, she inserted the video claim either on her own or at someone’s request.

The best case scenario for Rice was that she was a clueless dupe who didn’t bother to ask obvious questions and was completely out of the loop on what the intelligence community and State Department knew, yet obliviously parroted a political story line in service not of the country but of her boss’s political campaign.

That’s the best case scenario, and it has been rewarded in an in-your-face, I don’t care about your damn evidence and investigations move by Obama.

Even the NY Times admits as much:

It is also a defiant gesture to Republicans who harshly criticized Ms. Rice for presenting an erroneous account of the deadly attacks on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Update: To add insult to injury, Obama is nominating Samantha Power to be U.N. Ambassador. She does require Senate approval.