The State Department has said that it never believed the September 11th attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was the result of a protest over an anti-Islam movie - directly contracting the rest of the Obama administration. By trying to distance her department from the inept and deceptive handling of the Benghazi attack, which left U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials dead, Hillary Clinton could help herself politically for a 2016 presidential run. A dramatic new account by the State Department reveals that Stevens was locked inside a 'safe room' choking to death
Comments: Stale dated [9 October 2012], but because article not previously placed here and by Toby Harnden [UK] addressing what Hillary Clinton knew, will allow to stay open on website. LCom Staff.
Wowser. All hell breaking loose. We should have known there was still bad blood between the Clintons and Obama. Especially Hillary and Obama.
The State Department's insistence it never bought the story - expressed by the White House and Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations - that a crude anti-Islam film made in California triggered the attack gives ammunition against Obama both to the Romney campaign and congressional Republicans.
State Department sources have said that Clinton has never forgotten that Rice, who served in her husband Bill's administration, was an early supporter of Obama. Rice has ambitions to take over from Clinton if Obama is re-elected but the Benghazi debacle could scupper her chances.
After reading this and actual memo released of events as they unfolded, I conclude *If Obama did not know at the 3am wake up call he slept thru for 5 days that he lied to the General Assembly as well as the American public. *No way the attack was a protest
and impeachment should be floated around as a solution. Where will the NY Times play this story??
This seems a little like 'operation chaos' in reverse. Nothing like a little arkancide to remind us of Hillary's delightful political presence. I guess all those hints of insider mischief by Bill are perhaps true. This is certainly the wrong October Surprise from the Obama perspective.
To insulate herself for 2016? Then I suggest she answer this from Mark Steyn:“Hillary Clinton stood next to her friend Chris’ coffin and went on about this video, even though she knew it was nothing to do with that,” Steyn continued. “Aside from anything else, it’s a wonderful example of how shriveling and corrupting politics is — that in the end, her great friend Chris, his coffin, his body, assuming they’re not lying to us about the body being in there. They lost that, along with all the names of those in Benghazi who are assisting the United States consulate there. Assuming she’s not lying to us about the body being in there, she used his body as prop to peddle a false narrative.”
Ole Laughin' Joe shouldn't have dissed the intel community at the debate. The Clintons could put Obama right out of the race if Hillary were to resign in protest of an administration willing to sacrifice American lives for their own political gain. Buh-Bye, Barry.
#5...this is the same info peddled by State in their conference call to reporters the night before the congressional hearings, the one that excluded Fox...same info was discussed at the hearings...NYTimes put their story re the hearing inside the paper and not on the from page as they felt no info was worth reporting and that the hearing were too political...see: New York Times: Nothing 'significantly new' in 'politicized' Libya hearings
#11, you are correct. There were lots of rules changes at the DNC after McGovern's huge loss in 1972, one of the changes being the iowa caucuses date. And after dead ted kennedy lost to carter in 1980, and carter lost to reagan, kennedy pushed through a 'conscience' clause so that delegates, on the first ballot, could abandon their candidate and vote for someone else. So with a romney victory, which seems more likely each passing day, there would be a huge struggle within the democratic party, with hillary leading one faction (along with bill clinton, of course,) and a biden faction, and a chicago faction. It will be as nasty as it deserves to be. I look forward to it. It will shrink the democrats in the legislature, and will serve up another socialist like obama. But in 2016, the nominee from the dems will not be black. Not a chance.
She's trying to claw her way out from under the bus. This is like two criminals who, having been hauled in and sweated for a crime in which they are both involved, competing for the best deal from the DA, if only they'll spill their guts. Looks as though Hillary's grabbing the brass ring.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 14, 2012. "We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable."
Story after story, finger-pointing everywhere. The bottom line tragedy is that four Americans are dead and the only thing the administration can do is say "It wasn't our fault". I absolutely loathe these people.
The decision by the Obama administration to try to blame Hillary is bad enough, but Slick Willie comes across as even more despicable!
After Hillary stood by Bill as his Oval Office escapade with Monica Lewinsky came to light one would think that he would not openly support the moves to hang the stinking rotting albatross of the Benghazi cover up around her neck.
As much as I despise Hillary's "I consider myself a modern progressive" politics, can't help feeling a bit of sympathy for the fact that her for-better-or-worse husband seems to be all worse.
In case you missed this, Geraldo Rivera said last evening that "I never heard Hillary lie about anything". This statement qualifies him as either the dumbest, deafest, stupidess "journalist" in the world. Hillary's entire life is a lie and when she isn't lying, she will say she can't remember.
I wonder if anyone has noticed how the media is hardly mentioning the issue of character and trust with respect to Obama, but 8 years ago in the fall of 2004, the issue of character was of great import in the Presidential race. Oddly, it was not any matter of life and death.
It was whether a young Lieutenant attended all his flight physicals 30-some years before. It sure makes a difference what party a politician belongs to when the media decides what is a significant issue, what is a mere "political distraction".
Here is a portion of what Hillary said in her official statement on 9/12/12:
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our Embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet. America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear – there is no justification for this, none. Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith. And as long as there are those who would take innocent life in the name of God, the world will never know a true and lasting peace.
This won't wash; she is already out there saying it was the film. If this whole episode (attack on America) doesn't result in an internal, civil war among dems. I'll be amazed. BTW, hillary lies - always. Power means too much to them.
Arrogant people--being arrogant--just assume that they will get another pass on this. The press has always shilled for and protected the left, and they assume they will get away with this, too. Hopefully, the foreign press and the Internet may trip them up. I've got my fingers, toes and eyes crossed hoping they fall on their smug faces!
How can she think she can get away with this? She went on and on about how disgusting the film was. At the time I doubted she had ever seen it. she think for one minute we have forgotten? And I also saw that incredible comment from Giraldo that he had never seen her lie.
OH Hillary Hillary your career and ambitions were burned along with the Benghazi massacre. Many Obama supporters are saying they will leave the USA if Obama is not re-elected.Maybe ou and your filander Husband can go along with them if an Islamic controlled goverment iss willing to risk it. I can imagine you covered from head to toe and Bill persuing his "hobby". In your case based on your most recent apperance, it could be an improvement. For Billy-boy it could be a cabinet consultant to the Islamic world. Start packing and take your Chicago church "Down Low" group participant closet-homosexual leader along with you.
There is no way that Hillary, Biden, and Obama survive this. She has been caught lying. Biden has been caught lying, and Obama lies constantly. None of them are competent in any way. This may be the swan song of the MSM also. What a mess all of them have created. We all know what the truth is now and none of the afore mentioned have been speaking it.
Hillary's State Department "never bought the story about the film" but she had no problem trying to get us peons to buy it. And, somehow she imagines our short memories will allow her chances as President in 2016 to be good as ever.
Everything about Hillary is finally in tatters. The one bright spot is that Billary may decide to take Obama down with 'er.
#44 - Really? Obama has greased teflon armor - this scandal is just ONE of several scandals that *should* have brought Obama down. A republican president would already be out of office or impeached from several of the things that have happened during this presidency.
I hope Mitt can bring this up at the next debate but we are all still waiting for Obama to go down from Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Bill Ayers and Jerry Wright.
I agree that this looks really bad for the administration but we are reading this in a UK paper and not the NY Times, WaPO and other MSM sources whose singular purpose seems to be to get Obama re-elected.
I *hope* this sticks but we are still scratching our heads as to why all the OTHER scandals are now forgotten...
We, as logical, thinking & caring humans, cannot fathom the depths of asshattery that these people sink unto. To Hillary, Plugs, and Barry (the latest folk trio, btw) it's just another day of saying whatever, whenever, to whomever. Truth? PSHAW! GaWON! Fageddaboutit!
They can't handle the TRUTH. It's part of their being.
I may be wrong, lots to read and digest, but I think I read that the attack was being watched real time either in the White House or by Hillary, or both. If that is the case, it's unbelievable that they would go out for days and say it was the video, when they should have known the truth would out about what really happened.
Well, we had the almost 3 a.m. call and neither one of them took it.
The video story was a plant, an Obama production to rebel-rouse the towelheads. Only he can relate to them, only he can calm them down. Was Chris Stephens sacrificed? He sure was isolated. If his two friends hadn't decided to lend some security, he might have been the only one killed in the attack. Lover's quarrel with gay Obama? Dig deeper America.
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