Hillary Rodham Clinton has won consistent praise during her four years as secretary of State, but it looks as if she’ll be leaving her post with one big failure on her record. If she seeks the presidency in 2016, you can bet we will all be hearing the word “Benghazi” in every attack ad Republicans run against her. (Snip) Four of those officials resigned Tuesday. The independent panel stated that blame rose only to the assistant secretary level, but Clinton will still be sporting a political black eye when she steps down from her job as planned at the beginning of President Obama’s second term.
Comments: The Los Angeles Times is already on its knees, even before 0bama´s inauguration, to prop up the "falling" SOS. Still, too late to stop Herself´s faux concussion.
Yeah, she got "consistent praise" but only from you kneepad-wearing excuses for journalists.
Now you are going to call her a quitter, right? Like you skewered Sarah Palin for resigning when you apes hounded her out of her job? No, of course not, you will praise her as the best secstate ever. You certainly are a sickening bunch.
When Hillary concocted her phony "concussion" hoax story, she was thumbing her nose at the American people who want accountability. By avoiding appearing at the hearings, Hillary is telling us she has NO accountability. In her twisted mind, the words "responsibilty" and "accountability" mean two different things. That´s why she told the world she takes "full responsibility" for what heppened in Libya. Kind of like it all depends on what the meaning of "is" is. We have a criminal liar put in charge of SOS. Remember it was the criminal Obama who appointed Hillary to her position in the first place and apparently backs everything she does and says. He cannot pretend he has no responsibility in all of this.
There is plenty of money being appropriated for very useful things like saving the snail darter or 9 million dollar studies that tell us that people are unhappiest when a tragedy befalls them. (Don´t take my word for that, look in todays news). There is also the little matter of a $5.4 million dollar Christmas vacation for the first family because they would rather be in Hawaii than Washington. Do you think that maybe there was enough money spent on these items to give adequate security to the compound in Benghazi? Any by the way Horsey, isn´t it the Secretary of State´s responsibility to make sure there is enough money in her budget to provide security? I mean, after all, with all the money that the governement is urinating away, all they would have to do is call Bernanke and tell him to print up a couple of million more.
Unbelievable. Hillary Clinton being praised for her work? Has anyone looked at the growth of radical Islam in the Middle East since her reign? Is it a good thing that she is responsible for the rights of women in those countries being trampled and Christians being slaughtered? To top it off, she ran from confrontaion the news shows after September 11 and sent Susan Rice, who has no management control over embassies, to take the heat. Again with her supposed concussion she is shirking her responsibility to answer to Congress. The saddest thing is that idiots like you will vote for her to be president.
FTA: "My guess is that one big reason officials at the State Department failed to respond to the pleas for more protection coming from the diplomats in Libya is that those officials could not figure out how to pay for it."
State Dept. officials have already testified under oath that lack of funding was not an issue. So, as long as we´re guessing, I´m guessing this writer is a liberal idiot. But I repeat myself.
The state dept has tons of money for security. It´s costing tens of millions at least in Iraq.Plus from what I remember the requests for more security went right to Hill´s office.Pleading ignorance is no excuse. A captian in responsible for everybody on the ship.Then for good measure they excused the lack of military reprisal because of not enough time. But leave it up to idiots like at the LATimes to defend the indefensible.
Obama hasn´t taken the direct blame for anything that´s gone wrong under him either.These people are simple cowards.
What about this Hillary doing a great job? At what? the middle east is going backwards. Russia won´t allow any more us adoptions. Chinas mad about some of Obama´s embargos and special taxes like on tires.
It finally took a tourism threat of 2 republicans to get the marine in mexico freed.
The only trade agreements Obama has done are the ones Bush had already set up. Then that only passed because of a $3 billion slush fund they set up for union workers who lose their jobs overseas. Did anybody here get a deal like that?
What a joke this entire article is! So she has won "praise" as Sec of State? Yes FROM THE SLOBBERING MEDIA because they are teeing her up as the next President. She has accomplished nothing. Her tenure scarred by gross negligence on HER part.
State department manages money like the White House.
President Obama spent more than $1.45 million on his first two official state dinners, according to White House financial documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.
The White House Executive Residence sent two invoices to the State Department´s Office of Protocol, seeking reimbursement for the White House dinners honoring visiting Indian and Mexican heads of state.
Both invoices can be viewed following this news story.
The October 2009 Indian dinner cost $487,168.86 or $1,485 per person, according to the invoices. The May 2010 Mexican dinner price tag was $969,793.92 and was attended by 200 people at a cost of $4,770 each.
Montevideo - Uruguay´s Senate is expected to pass a law on Tuesday making the small South American nation the world´s first to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana. The pioneering government-sponsored bill establishes state regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed at wresting the business from criminals. Cannabis consumers would be allowed to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from state-regulated pharmacies as long as they are over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.
The political temperature in the Arctic rose on Tuesday when Vladimir Putin vowed to step up Russia´s military presence in the region in response to a claim by Canada to the north pole. In typically trenchant style, Putin told his defence chiefs to concentrate on building up infrastructure and military units in the Arctic. He said the region was again key to Russia´s national and strategic interests, following a retreat in the post-Soviet period. His comments were a direct and rapid riposte to Canada, a rival Arctic power. John Baird, said his government had asked scientists to work on a submission to the UN arguing
The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy. When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically that she was real, with a charming laugh. But then she failed several other tests. When asked “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” she said she did not understand the question. When asked multiple times what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained repeatedly of a bad connection.
A porn performer who tested positive for HIV in Los Angeles is asking for privacy as the industry tries to determine the scope of the problem. "The performer deserves privacy and dignity at this difficult time, and we ask that our colleagues and the media respect the performer’s wishes for privacy unless he or she wishes to speak," the Free Speech Coalition, a porn industry trade group, said in a statement. The Free Speech Coalition said it was working to identify anyone who had sex with the infected performer. “We take the health of our performers very seriously and felt
In China on Thursday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke plainly about the role of a free press in a democratic society. “Innovation thrives where people breathe freely, speak freely, are able to challenge orthodoxy, where newspapers can report the truth without fear of consequences,” he said in an address to American businesspeople living and working there. He was speaking against the backdrop of China’s restrictive policies on reporting by foreign news organizations; the Chinese government has so far declined to renew the visas of nearly two dozen reporters from The New York Times and Bloomberg News as a consequence
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Netanyahu had notified the South African authorities that he would fly in but cancelled his plans at the last minute due to the costs involved -- around 7.0 million shekels ($2 million) for his transport and security alone, pubic radio and the Haaretz daily reported. "The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and the security required for the prime minister
New Orleans - Things traditionally get started a little late down here, an inclination that runs from mealtimes to political races. But with nearly a year to go before the 2014 election, it is already open season on Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana. (Snip) As Democrats look across the rest of the South, the outlook does not get much better. Ms. Landrieu, along with Senators Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, is pretty much all that is left of Southern Democrats in the Senate. All three are up for re-election next year. And the outcome of their races could determine whether the Southern Democrat,
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”