Susan Rice’s worst sin as a foreign policy leader was probably her role in the Rwandan massacre.
When Susan Rice served on the National Security Council under Bill Clinton she recommended against calling the Rwandan massacre a genocide for political reasons. While 8,000 people a day were slaughtered to rid the country of ethnic Tutsis, she not only advised against intervention, she fought against any robust U.N. peacekeeping forces.
About 8,000 people were murdered a day and Rice worried about the politics.
She vowed if the situation ever came up again, she’d act differently but then there was the genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa and the genocide of ethnic Syrians and she did nothing differently.
Susan Rice was concerned that a genocide investigation could commit the U.S. government to actually “do something”.
Susan Rice, a rising star on the NSC who worked under Richard Clarke, asked at a meeting of officials, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] election?”[…]