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Susan Rice Whines Over Trump Not Notifying Obama Before ISIS Raid

Susan Rice Whines Over Trump Not Notifying Obama Before ISIS Raid

From what I can tell Obama only phoned Bush after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

Anything to rip President Donald Trump, right?

President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice, the woman who blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video, claimed Trump should have told the former president about the ISIS raid beforehand.

On Face the Nation, Rice told host Margaret Brennan about an unwritten rule when it comes to raids like this (emphasis mine):

MARGARET BRENNAN: What is your reaction to the death of al-Baghdadi?

SUSAN RICE: Obviously, it’s a major milestone and it’s one we all should be welcoming quite plainly, but it doesn’t mean that the fight against ISIS is over. And it doesn’t mean that we can declare mission accomplished and just walk away. What we’ve seen time and time again in this part of the world is that when the pressure is relieved on terrorist organizations, whether al-Qaeda or ISIS, they are able to reconstitute. So we need to be vigilant. We need to maintain a minimal presence in order to ensure that the pressure stays on ISIS and they don’t come back roaring.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Was President Obama informed of the death of al-Baghdadi by the administration? Did you know before the news today?

RICE: No, there’s no reason why I should know. There is a tradition of common courtesy of presidents informing their predecessors of things of significance like this. Since the White House seemingly didn’t feel it necessary to inform the leadership of the intelligence committees on a bipartisan basis, I’m quite confident that they didn’t do the normal protocol with respect to predecessors either.

Brennan asked Rice if Obama called President George W. Bush before the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Rice skirted around the question:

Brennan then pressed Rice on whether or not the Obama administration notified former President George W. Bush about the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. The former national security adviser said they “tried to do that as a matter of courtesy,” but she did not explicitly say if the message was communicated in time.

From what I could find on Google Obama phoned Bush after a raid killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

In fact, the administration kept the raid so secret that Obama did not tell his wife Michelle. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not tell her husband former President Bill Clinton.

Something tells me Obama also did not abide by this so-called “common courtesy” Rice used to criticize Trump.


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Susan Rice, a lying POS.

Didn’t Brennan, Clapper or Comey tell you about it from one of their National Security Wiretaps. Go unmask someone again.

Didn’t Brennan, Clapper or Comey tell you about it from one of their National Security Wiretaps. Go unmask someone again.

2smartforlibs | October 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The hubris of that regime is beyond any scale.

“Courtesy” and “0bama” don’t belong in the same sentence.

Doesn’t matter. Barry wouldn’t put the bong down long enough to take the call anyway.

Rice, “There is a tradition of common courtesy of presidents informing their predecessors of things of significance like this.”

Trump’s just borrowing a little of traitorous Barry’s thinking by “fundamentally transforming” how things are done at the WH.

    Tom Servo in reply to fscarn. | October 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    That’s a dumb complaint – he DID let Obama know, at 9 am eastern on Sunday Morning, when he addressed the rest of us as well.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Tom Servo. | October 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      Obama didn’t tell President Trump that he(Obama) was spying on him in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, etc. etc…..

The Lightworker would have been able to give his JV friends a heads-up.

Other Presidential “common courtesies” include: Not starting a soft coup based on a hoax against your successor.

    mailman in reply to DaveInMA. | October 29, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    And not signing up to nuclear agreements and transferring billions to your sworn enemy 5 minutes before leaving the office.

JustShootMeNow | October 29, 2019 at 3:41 pm

They shouldn’t tell ANYONE who doesn’t need to know prior to the action. That’s what gets our boys killed.

Its called OPSEC you c*nt… Why the hell would POTUS tell anyone but folks that have a strict need to know. Obama and his deep state assh*oles are not on the need to know list.

    murkyv in reply to RGnVA. | October 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    It’s been said that Panetta didn’t think Jugears needed to know about the OBL raid until it was too late.

    In that pic of the Situation Room, he look like he had just had a major hissy fit and was about to cry

Rice is like an ice cream sundae in the sun. It looked good when it first came out but now it has melted. This woman has been branded a liar by almost everyone in the country and her word has no credibility or meaning. Just stop!

Obama didn’t even know Bin Laden was smoked until he read about in The NY Times.

an unwritten rule

That must be one of those “norms” the Lilliputians are always making up as they try to tie down Gulliver.

    oldgoat36 in reply to tom_swift. | October 29, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Must be one of those unwritten rules where he justified spying on his opponent too, and setting up Russian collusion to discredit and impede Trump from getting things done. Must be an unwritten rule that he can only see that has him working his community organizer roots to lead protests against Trump. Funny how no other president ever did this type action, and that includes Nixon with the ill advised break in of the DNC at Watergate.
    Maybe another unwritten rule should be that a past president who set up all the Obama Regime did should go to jail and lose all his possessions via RICO type arrest. Seems like that would be a mighty fine unwritten rule for use against one of the most corrupt regimes we have ever had in this country.

    Barry in reply to tom_swift. | October 29, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    One of those rules they expect us to follow, but not them.

    I hope her interviews are someday conducted from behind bars.

Why should Trump have called Obama? To tell him the terrorist he let go who was a big leader of ISIS and allowed to use terrorism for years because of his incompetence was finally hunted down and killed. Or was it so Obama could phone his buddy to let him to bug out so he could keep on keeping on?
With the spying and corruption that has led to the impeachment farce that came directly from Obama’s orders against Trump I wouldn’t give Obama a heads up that drones were circling his house.
Rice is a key player in the efforts to overturn the election too, so she has zero credence in my book.

I like black women. The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.

But I don’t like this black woman.

It’s an Italian thing. You have to stir the coffee to find the sugar.

I think she is inherently evil. She’s a Valarie Jarrett creation, and like Øbama, she thinks that she’s just a whole lot smarter than everyone else. Arrogance, condescension, gratuitousness … a piece of work.

She’s coming to my church (!) on November 18th to talk about her new book. Given her background and character, I’m madder’n h-ll about it, but it’s a battle that I’m not going to fight. I’ll just be labeled as racist, and it’ll simply be throwin’ gas on the fire.

Bad person … she’ll get hers one day.

    ConradCA in reply to tiger66. | October 30, 2019 at 9:33 am

    You going to ask her why she lied about video critics in Libya killing our ambassador? And how unknown people were able to use her account to unmask Americans so they could be spied upon?

The Friendly Grizzly | October 29, 2019 at 4:51 pm

He didn’t phone Truman or Ike either.

I have passed through the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Leyte. So be it. I was also thinking of Mogadishu. I don’t want to think of Mogadishu. But the voters of Minnesota force me to think of Mogadishu.

Somebody did something. I so want to kill.

Thanks for the down vote.

There’s a word for former Presidents: Citizen. Obama has no right to advance notification of missions or personal phone calls after missions. Once you leave office, you should be getting your news the same way everyone else does.

    gospace in reply to Sanddog. | October 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Well, if you recall, that’s how he found out how things were going on in his own administration – by reading about it in the news.

I would really rather be married to a Komodo Dragon.

One thing I’m going to take with me as long as I live is that nearly all the people you will encounter in life are good, nice and decent.

I will take this lesson to the grave.

gee whiz, Obumer didn’t follow written rules much less unwritten ones. Suk it beeeech.

would imagine DJT’s predecessor couldn’t care less–he(along with the mooch)are probably preoccupied with planning their escape now that soros and the clintons have realized bo can put all of them away

Amazing this mental midget actually got into positions of any actual authority.

I’m sure Obama learned of the news quickly enough; like when his calls to al-Baghdadi went to voice mail.

I can’t imagine Trump EVER wanting to speak to Obama.

Ok, the difference between a reporter and a publicity flack is this sentence:

There is a tradition of common courtesy of presidents informing their predecessors of things of significance like this.

A publicity flack just swallows and keeps on asking questions down the pre-approved list. A *reporter* asks, “So during the Obama administration, how many times did he notify his predecessor ahead of time when things like this were planned?”

If Rice is going to flat-out lie, it is only appropriate to feed that question right back to her with pepper on it.

Trump wants nothing to do with Obama and his band of rogues. Susan Rice needs to be in prison, LOCK HER UP!

Did the Obama administration advise Congressional leadership in advance of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ mission to Benghazi?

Will this corrupt traitor be upset when AG Barr indicts her without the courtesy of prior notice?

Was probably so secret Obama probably didn’t even tell himself it was happening, never mind his wife, the Clintons, the Bushes, etc.

Why should he inform big mouth Obama? He’s not a politician any more.