Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday defended the administration´s response the night of the September 2012 terror attack in Libya, testifying before Congress that there were "no delays in decision-making" despite accounts to the contrary. The secretary, after missing prior hearings due to illness, testified on the attack for the first time Wednesday morning before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She said she has "no higher priority" than the security of her department´s staff, and that she is committed to making the department "safer, stronger and more secure." "As I have said many times,
Comments: This is nothing but a circus. Boxer just pitched Clinton the most beautiful softball ever when she brought up the alleged lack of funding for security in Benghazi. Democrats are exquisite in their ability to twist facts to make themselves appear blameless. Izza previously testified that the regime was sitting on $2 billion earmarked for diplomatic security. This is just outrageous.
This is amazing! Hillary was not involved in security matters - the Secretary of State, she said, is not involved in the decision making. She didn´t say who was responsible, and there was no follow up question. She also didn´t know nuffin about that special national guard security unit that offered to stay in benghazi at no cost to the State Department, but someone at State (Charlene Lamb, I believe) turned down the offer. It has quickly become clear to me that no one was in charge at State. No one. But HIllary is being praised by both sides for her wonderful service. Finally, Hillary said she had nuffin to do with the selection of Susan Rice to make the rounds of the news programs, and had no input with the content of Rice´s remarks. Amazing. Most of these senators are lawyers, and they don´t know how to cross-examine.
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The Architect, 1/23/2013 10:35:28 AM (No. 9134030)
"It´s all Congress´s fault because they will not give State the money for diplomatic security."
I sincerely hope this comment is an attempt at sarcasm, but cause it is pure BS.
The military offered to send in security and State turned them down, not once but twice. It was more convenient for "State" if the group in Bhengazi ended up dead, then there would be nobody to refute "States" claim that the whole thing was precipitated by some obscure anti-Islamic video that almost nobody watched. This whole episode shows the Administration as the despicable political cowards that they are. Sacrificing American lives for political gain, just disgusting!!! Obama and Clinton have blood on their hands. Words cannot do justice for the contempt I have for these two anti-American traitors.
This Benghazi Disturbance appears to be over for now - until it happens again. At that time, everyone on Capitol Hill will be running around bumping into each other asking that immortal question - `What can we do to be sure this never happens again?`
Meanwhile, Hillary will probably make a `standing room only` appearance on The View by the end of the month whereby she will be welcomed with a standing ovation that will last half the show....
second post apologies, but, #8, a special security unit from I believe the Utah National Guard was in Benghazi, and offered to stay there, at no cost to the State Department. And someone at State said ´no thanks.´ The colonel in charge of that security unit testfied before that House committee, back in October, and his comments, as above, were confirmed by assistant secretary kennedy as well as by charlene lamb. Turning away such a free offer tells me, implicitly, that the president´s policy position on such matters was to show the filthy islamofascist terrorist pigs in libyan government that we would not resist them.
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lil dotty, 1/23/2013 11:21:04 AM (No. 9134186)
No surprise that many of the ´Names´ seem to use this site for their agenda of on air commentary. L Dotters are quick witted and sharp as tacks. We know what we know and unafraid to say it. How much longer will Dear Reader allow WTP to tell truths over the waves? Still awaiting to hear regarding those 30 plus individuals hidden from sight.
She needs to be grilled on the POLICY of letting the locals be security at our embassies. The very idea is so idiotic and hippie-fied, yet it is scarcely mentioned.
I believe her when she says "There were no delays in decision-making". I´m sure they decided very quickly to sweep this under the rug, lie about the video being the cause, and to blame the ´lack of funding´. They decided quickly that this was never going to stick to them. It will probably work, I´m sad to say.
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