How would State Department function under 'Secretary Rice'?
KT McFarland weighs in
- Duration 4:49
- Date Nov 17, 2012
KT McFarland weighs in
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Hillary Clinton set to step down from -- as secretary of state.
And the main candidate to replace served most think it is the embattled UN ambassador Susan Rice if chosen.
How will she lead issue there right picked for the post considering what she said on those five Sunday shows after the event attacking -- Ghazi.
Here to help us answer all those questions is former State Department official.
And Fox News contributor KT McFarland Casey thanks an upcoming entry if they are you know the beltway parlor game -- I have -- -- -- -- are aware when I was getting out right and most figures point to.
Susan Rice as big a replacement to.
Secretary Clinton but now given all this you think it can happen.
-- -- it's seven in Washington there's this game and I worked at the Pentagon and there's this game called.
Sign up the flagpole and see if anybody salutes -- -- -- best combination of Susan Rice now why.
Why don't I think they're gonna do it.
If Susan Rice has confirmation hearings what's gonna happen you can ask about and -- they're gonna say she was talking points did you have -- fairy tale.
About a demonstration.
And -- YouTube video -- the last thing administration wants on the other hand.
They don't want to make an enemy upper right now so I think they put her name forward.
There's not going to be that kind of support they'll withdraw -- ever another very good job probably wanna doesn't require senate confirmation.
Yeah I wonder -- she's your top pick why do you put her out there on the Sunday shows with things you knowingly amid the president did not believe everything that was in those talking course.
I just can't take it imagine that he believed that let me read your quote about Susan Rice she is ill equipped.
To be the nation's top diplomat for reasons that have little to do with Libya.
-- -- -- -- reward sharp elbows and brusque personality she's managed to make an impressive array of enemies at that that's from a liberal columnist a very far left columnist and Washington Post.
She is enemies on both sides of the -- this.
Yes I want prayer -- put -- through senate confirmation hearing.
You're also the president's got a limiting Scott got political capital but I -- -- -- He's got to replace secretary of state defense CIA top Afghan war chief had a baby -- we're dredging it up.
Mean even treasury -- wasted on that at the same time.
He's -- political capital to get the fiscal cliff another bailout sequestration I wouldn't use that there.
OK let's let's move on to what's going on in Israel right now it's going to happen in terms of a ground war you know we just watch live writer its report they are portrays.
Is that just a show of force or something about to happen -- and is about to happen now why.
It -- -- could take this is it make my day Clint Eastwood moment.
Hamas' -- leveled some missiles on.
Israel so Israel counterattacks I think what has -- wants to do was get rid of all of those missiles.
And missile batteries that threatened in this -- not only for now but for a later.
Because if Israel does a preemptive attack on Iran's nuclear sites say six months down the road -- The retaliation would be from those missiles so if Iran Israel right now asserted during a preemptive move.
To allow them to do another preemptive move later on.
The video you were to say -- was of live video of an explosion just happened.
What does that do to the US do they have to enter this.
Mean not with troops by -- -- but if Israel goes in with the ground war what is our position on all of this considering Egypt.
Is it appearing to defend Hamas in this situation.
Well you've just hit on the repeat -- which is Egypt what its Egypt you.
-- Egypt has a forty your peace treaty with Israel they haven't fought each other for forty years does is does the new government the Muslim brotherhood of Egypt abrogate that treaty.
This a Muslim Brotherhood government of agents say these are my Muslim Brotherhood Brothers.
And the Gaza Strip where Hamas and they align themselves this Egypt open up the border between Gaza and Egypt and allow weapons to go from.
Qaddafi is -- weapons of Libya through Egypt to Gaza so I think watch what Egypt does because that spend dictates I think what America does because at the end of the day.
I don't think it's gonna happen but if Egypt joins a fight with -- against Israel.
-- -- -- and a pretty awkward position.
Both of those militaries the Israelis and the Egyptian military our US forces and using.
Exactly what we're worried about him bark was also now have a -- right here elders is -- yes and -- power vacuum the leadership vacuum and the idea that the prime minister of Egypt now is there allegedly for peace talks -- -- saying nothing heartening Israel.
And it saying we stay with the Palestinians -- the true heroes it's just worrisome and also he's in a weird position because if he does look too friendly to Israel.
-- -- radical extremists in Egypt and other countries say well you're not you know you're not -- half hour Ericsson.
-- and Hamas is.
An offshoot of the Muslim -- that's it complicates this whole situation KT McFarland -- have -- I think mentality.
I have yet.