Good Grief! Obama Ambassador Rice Skips UN Meeting on Libya


It’s not the first time Obama Ambassador Susan Rice skipped an important UN meeting.
She also was absent when the UN held an emergency Security Council meeting on Israel’s raid of a ship headed to Gaza, when Iran was elected to the UN Women’s Commission and failed to speak out when Libya was elected to the UN Human Rights Council in May 2010.
We’re in the best of hands.
The Huffington Post reported:

At great personal risk to himself and his family, Libya’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, pushed the UN Security Council to take up the violence in his home country. Dabbashi said he could no longer support the regime of his boss Moammar Gadhafi and stepped out to condemn what he called “a genocide”. The dramatic event prompted the first UN meeting of the 15 member Security Council on the uprisings sweeping across the region since the beginning of Tunisia’s revolution, Egypt’s violence and the developing protests in Bahrain, Yemen, Palestine and Iran.

The United States was represented by Foreign Service officer and Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo. The Obama administration’s appointed ambassador, Susan Rice, skipped the Libya meeting and instead flew to South Africa to attend a UN panel discussion on global sustainability.

Missing the only Security Council meeting on the Middle East revolution was not Rice’s first absence from high profile UN business. Rice was absent when the UN held an emergency Security Council meeting on Israel’s raid of a ship headed to Gaza and when Iran was elected to the UN Women’s Commission. Rice also failed to speak out when Libya was elected to the UN Human Rights Council in May 2010.

As the Middle East continues to implode the Obama Administration attends a Sustainability Meeting.
Go figure.

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  • GrayRider

    Fleebagger disease infects our ambassadors and diplomats.

  • Chisum

    BO administration….not even bothering to vote present anymore.

    Bring back the mustache guy!

  • Valerie

    I am sure that Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo represented us more capablly than Rice would have done. According to her web page at the UN:

    A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, she previously served as U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State. Ambassador DiCarlo has also served as the Director for United Nations Affairs at the National Security Council and Washington Deputy to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

    The problem is that Susan Rice has the title, and failure to send the person with the title is a political statement in and of itself.

  • Stephen Morgan

    What does it matter.. The UN will most likely balme Israel for the mess anyway. And this Administration would have nothing of value to contribute anyway..

  • retire05

    Being able to represent the United States the way it should be is not important to Barack Obama. That is why he fired John Bolton, one of the best UN ambassadors we have ever had, who didn’t mind sticking up for this nation.

    Instead, Obama used that position to pay off one of his mafia thugs, Susan Rice, who was not appointed on ability but on her level of loyality to our first Marxist president.

    It is frightening to think about how much damage Obama will be able to do to our foreign relations in a short four years.

  • Reconstitution

    Stephen Morgan commented:

    “What does it matter.. The UN will most likely balme Israel for the mess anyway. And this Administration would have nothing of value to contribute anyway…”

    You are probably right about this administration having nothing to contribute. The Obama administration appears to afraid to take a position, incompetent, paralyzed, clueless, rudderless, or worse.

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  • mcc

    And for Barry, it’s time to Partay!

    White House to celebrate Motown with tribute concert

    From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110216/ENT04/102160391/White-House-to-celebrate-Motown-with-tribute-concert#ixzz1EtRLctMe

  • bg

    ++

    oh come on now.. that is an Obama resume a given..

    never called a meeting of the subcommittee he headed..

    he never attended faculty meetings..

    he wouldn’t attend nukes meeting..

    and i could go on, but i’m sure you get the gist..

    replenish Turtle population, push the UN into the Bay!!

    ==

  • Lindsay

    She didn’t even vote present.

  • StrangernFiction

    The Obama administration appears to afraid to take a position, incompetent, paralyzed, clueless, rudderless, or worse.

    Worse, much much worse.

  • dunce

    The thing about voting present is that you have no policy to to defend leaving critics without a target and claim that you are working behind the teleprompter toward a solution with out revealing who is talking to who or what and how aims might be attained. This is the image he likes to the media that he is above the fray, a colossus astride the world not distacted by petty details. A few platitudes about democracy will be dutyfully reported as profound oratory by our sycophantic media.

  • Mikey

    This is what leadership is called in the age of Obama. Just don’t show up. Wow, just like the Demonrats in Wisconsin.

  • Sheriff Joe

    I promise you that global sustainibility as related to wealth redistribution are far more important to the commie in chief than stability in the middle east.

  • Chisum

    So, is BO curled up in a ball under his desk in the oval office? Sucking his thumb?

    Michelle will have to haul him out and Valerie Jarrett will have to give him his marching orders.

  • Somewhat Reasonable Voice

    This is consistent with the stories breaking this morning that Obama has ties to the Libyan nutjob through “Rev.” Wright and Farrakhan. He will not speak against him for any reason.

    How many folks are dying in Libya each day while our Nero fiddles?

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  • Granny

    The Huffington Post is criticizing “president” IWonWTF’s UN ambassador? Rice must be on her way to the deep dark hole under the bus.

  • thegoldman

    Oh no he’s not a muslim… want put money on that

  • tarpon

    Hard to explain a fellow riding his tricycle in circles.

  • Ruebacca

    omg! global sustainability conference! wtf!

    a major oil exporting nation is committing genocide against its own people and the rest of opec is shaking to it’s core.

    buy domestic oil and gas stocks (not the ones in the gulf, those obama is driving into bankruptcy.) we are in for a ride.

  • Ginger

    bg commented:
    ++

    oh come on now.. that is an Obama resume a given..

    never called a meeting of the subcommittee he headed..

    he never attended faculty meetings..

    he wouldn’t attend nukes meeting..

    and i could go on, but i’m sure you get the gist..

    replenish Turtle population, push the UN into the Bay!!

    ==

    bg… save this and give it as a reminder to who ever runs against Soetoro/Obama. Shows and proves the kenyan frauds incompetence!

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Obama’s just voting “Present” again.

  • Finncrisp

    We are, after all, disinterested third parties when it comes to world events. I’d say this is outrageous and unacceptable, but them I ‘d be quoting our third rate president…

  • Noah

    She must have needed a new dress for the Motown party tonight after all its being filmed so we pions can watch how our leading Presidential Rock Stars party for black history month.

    I mean after there really isn’t anything seriously going on in America or the World right now that is in need of desperate attention.

    Party!!!!Party!!! Party!!!!. /sarc.

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  • scheduling conflict, scheduling conflict.

  • Auntie Em

    What is it with these danged liberals not working……

    nevermind.

    Can we open up a zoo for these people?

  • mike191

    How will the Americans in Libya feel as they are stranded and President 44 is celebrating Mowtown?How will our vaunted “fourth estate” write about this problem?

    I think AuntieEm is on to something with her comments.

  • annie p

    I cannot believe you posters think the Middle East is more important than this:
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    Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 February – 3 March 2011
    February 10, 2011
    ICLEI’s Africa Secretariat will host Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011, a congress to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 27 February to 3 March 2011.

    Visit the congress website http://www.locs4africa.iclei.org
    This event will offer a platform for local and sub-national authorities and stakeholders to discuss climate change adaptation and resilience as well as energy and cimate change mitigation. The focus will be Africa’s urban environments.

    This congress will also serve as an excellent preparatory platform for Africa’s local and sub-national authorities, and their partners, ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate Change Conference (COP17) which takes place in South Africa, 28 November-9 December 2011.

  • bg

    ++

    did he ever even comment on the 4 Americans killed by Somali pirates??

    how about the American shot while jet skiing by Mexican pirates??

    Bueller??

    ==

  • charlotte

    She is probable a Muslim and Muslims dont diss other Muslims Also Obama has ties to Libya via Rev Wright:
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=267361
    and
    http://nation.foxnews.com/rev-wright/2011/02/23/qaddafi-has-been-tied-rev-jeremiah-wright

    nuff said.

  • money gets votes

    they show up when they want to turn in one of our 57 states, i.e., Arizona while they rape and gun down our American ranchers….they were too busy eating short ribs..