U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she takes responsibility for security at the American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in an attack last month. "I take responsibility," Mrs. Clinton said in a recent interview in her office. "I'm the Secretary of State with 60,000-plus employees around the world. This is like a big family…It's painful, absolutely painful." (Snip) She also spoke in advance of the second presidential debate, which will occur Tuesday night. Both security arrangements in Benghazi and the administration's differing explanations of whether the attack was the result
Comments: Not exactly. It was ''the fog of war.'' Or her mind was Jello or something. Nobody could be expected to know she claims. But the facts say otherwise as everybody on the ground in Benghazi and other parts of Libya had been aware of the increasing threat for months and had officially complained about it. This means that they were ignored, from the State Dept to higher up. The question is, how much higher up? Hillary can claim the buck stops with her BUT her employment, barring impeachment, begins and ends with 0bama. The buck stops at his desk. Problem
By taking the blame, Hillary has destroyed any chance of any type of public office. Would she really take the proverbial bullet for O? She can claim credit for the most incompetent State Department since Madeline Albright, would a Clinton really do this? Does this really take the pressure off of O? (I dont think so, but it is very interesting)
Hillary jumps under the Bam Bus. With her generous keister, I'm not sure how she made the slide. Lotsa Lube no doubt. Say hi to Granny Toot and the Reverend Wright under there.
Way to take one for the team, Hill. Now you're hopin' they'll remember your tremendous sacrifices come 2016. I mean you stuck by philandering Bill when any woman with an ounce of self respect would have sent his sorry butt packing. The nomination in 2008 was supposed to the payoff for that bit of selflessness until the Dem power brokers tossed you overboard for the Magic Mulatto, and all that historic BS. Oh well, a little nip and tuck work and some Botox and Lipo and you'll be ready for the show.
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Bla Bla, 10/16/2012 1:03:07 AM (No. 8936210)
A 60,000 member family with a sociopath as their Head. Pretty scary stuff.
All Hillary cares about is her future political power. When she annihilated women her husband raped/molested/boinked, her "Scorched Earth Policy" used from information gathered from her "Bimbo Alert Squad" . . . . well, what's an Ambassador or two?
Janet Reno took "full responsibility" for Waco & it meant absolutely nothing. This doesn't either.
...isn`t this pathetic the only one with any balls in this administration is a woman...no Hillary try as you might to protect this wh the buck stops with him....no wonder Michele always seem to have such a scowl.....hiding behind a skirt......unreal
I'd had a thought much earlier today, if not last night, what if Hillary takes some blame NOW, then Obama takes same blame AFTER the election (if he's reelected) toward restoring her viability as a presidential candidate in 201t. I didn't say anything about it because I didn't want to those folks to start thinking along those lines if they hadn't already. Nevertheless it's such an obvious thing to think of.
Not good enough. The SoS carries out the policies of the pResident. Even if hellary is responsible for the lax security, 0 orchestrated the lies and coverup efforts. 0 came up with the lies about "the video made them do it." 0 lied to the American people, the UN and the world, and he is still lying.
This certainly won't endear Obama to womens' voters. Obama is busy fund raising with Hollyweirds, Hillary fell into the scotch bottle and our Ambassador got killed. On the other side, you have a serious, self-made man and a beautiful wife and family who wants to govern, rather than rule. Time to clean out the sewer that the current administration is.
Obama and Hillary are Alinsky-ites and the goal is always power and the means is always revolution. Hillary has Huma at her right side, which equals Muslim Brotherhood. They fail to realize that collapsing the system and bringing in a caliphate does not bode well for Hillary, or Huma and never for the arm bearing Moochelle, nor their daughters. Arrogance is their fuel.
Big Deal. Everybody already knows that as Secretary of State Hilliary Clinton is responsible for everything that happens within the Dept. of State including security at the embassies and consulates abroad.
What is happening now is Clinton is trying to outwardly give Barack Obama some political cover on this issue that is sure to come up in the debate tonight, and be a factor in the election. She is just showing the Democrats that she will fall on her sword to help the Obama/Biden ticket get re-elected. She has to do that to garner future Democrat Party support if she intends to run for President in 2016 on the Democrat ticket.
The fact remains that Obama as President is responsible to see that Clinton and every other of his appointees do their jobs. Obviously they did not, as the security at the consulate in Banghazi was so ineffective that the US Ambassador and other Americans were murdered there by radical Islamist terrorists, a fact that both Clinton and Obama won't even directly admit.
If this Benghazi Terrorist Attack occurred in Outer Schmolia and there were no phones,cameras,video feeds or instant transmission of pictures and data, then I could see Hillary using the "fog of war" statement.Hillary, Obama, the MSM and the rest of Obama's mob covered this attack with lie after lie. Consequences and accountability must happen for these lies.
Reply 33 - Posted by:
Bad Dog, 10/16/2012 7:53:37 AM (No. 8936529)
I'm sorry - I don't buy any of it.
My diabolical intrigue hat stays on my head. Why would she do this? There has to be an upside for her.... Or was she threatened? That's almost too easy, with Huma constantly by her side.
She says she still believes in the Arab Spring idea of ''democracy'' (pure democracy = mobocracy, which is what we see there), and she says ''Democracy is hard. It's a never-completed journey.'' Never-completed? Hmmmmm.....
We at L.com know enough about all of them that we ought to realize there is no good being done here. Hillary has an agenda - the only questions are (1) what is hers, exactly? and (2) how much longer can she and Obama keep one-upping each other? (Or, 'one-undering', as the case may actually be.)
Darned right she did.....6,000 people to watch over so how could she possibly blah blah blah? What I CAN'T figure out is what she gets out of falling on her sword for a man she despises ...or maybe she thinks her chances in 2016 would be worse if she doesn't stand up a little bit. And then there is the question opt why Bill, the "racist", is out there for Obama........is it simply that he can't say no to ask audience or camera time? It HAS to be more than simple Party loyalty.
HOW is this any different than her entire career? She has been a career stooge and she is behaving true to form. What amazes me is that the feminist women are so enthralled by her. Her successes have ALL been linked to the man/men she is serving. And, as far as I can see, everyone has abused her and paid no price for that abuse. Not even by her feminist supporters.
I'm confused. Was the attack on the consulate a criminal act or an act of war (fog of war indeed)? So Hillary says she's responsible - and? I thought the youtube video was responsible?
Hillary (at the minimum) knew exactly what was taking place in Benghazi. 11 years after 9/11 and the billions poured into our intelligence community (which a part does exist at State) and either no one paid attention, ignored what was taking place or the exalted intelligence community really dropped the ball (highly doubtful in this case). Look - Benghazi may not abe Paris France but for this Administration to act as if the only way they would know what was taking place on the ground was to wait for some guy on horseback to deliver a message is ridiculous.
Reply 44 - Posted by:
M Stuart, 10/16/2012 8:51:05 AM (No. 8936646)
If Romney goes in, many of the decisions that MUST BE MADE will have opposition. The next dhimmocrat will play on that and use it for a platform. I think Hillary will try to portray herself as a good party supporter to "help" BamBam.
If 0bama goes back in, even the dhimmocrats will not vote D after what he would do in a second term.
It would be interesting to know exactly what she was promised for falling on this political sword. IIRC, she still has an enormous amount of debt left over from her 2008 presidential bid. The Won has hundreds of millions of dollars in his campaign chest, some of which could be headed to the the Hillbillies to help with the debt.
About two thirds down in this article you'll find this:
FTA: Clinton told Fox News Channel that "the decisions about security are made by security professionals. But we're going to review everything to be sure we're doing what needs to be done in an increasingly risky environment."
SHE said it, this administration did it; made the environment increasingly RISKIER!
In her comments to CNN in Peru, Mrs. Clinton said President Barack Obama and Mr. Biden weren't involved in security decisions at the consulate in Benghazi. "I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," she said.
Oh, and 60,000 staff to look after, that’s tough. Yea, I guess you cannot expect her to pay special attention to the one US Embassy that is situated in a country in the middle of a civil war where at least two thirds of the population hates the United States, and where our embassy has been attacked 3 times in the past few months. I guess on the other hand she DID give them special attention. She reduced their security staff after more had been requested.
I read comments after the CNN and other web reports on this incident and it is really scary to see how many people are willing to accept Hillary Clinton’s explanation of events without question. I considered posting a comment similar to the one above on the CNN blog but what’s the use?
No fan of Hillary, but she just showed herself to be the only adult in the Obama administration. Hillary 2, Obama 0. But there is more.
Hillary has now officially de-linked Benghazi from the Youtube video. Last week the State Department said that they had no idea why the White House linked Benghazi to the video. With Hillary's mea culpa, Benghazi is now an isolated terrorist attack that exploited a security failure by the State Department. Bad, but compartmentalized. And that now opens up the HUGE question: why did the White House link Benghazi to the video? Remember, the Cairo embassy issued an apology BEFORE any "demonstrations" even began. Did someone at the White House know they were coming? Who? When? And did they have a prepackaged narrative about them ready to roll out? When was Obama's UN speech written?
Hillary knows. Others know. She is inviting the questions as directly as she can. Please, someone begin asking them.
She already stated she was leaving at the end of Obama's first term. For reasons I cannot comprehend, she has decided to write off any future Presidential runs and carry the stain in history of being the most ineffective SOS in recent memory.
They must have something good on her to get her to agree to it. Next item? How will Bill campaign for Obama when all he will be asked is how his wife messed up so badly. This doesn't exactly burnish his how legacy.
Fog of war my a--! Didn't some of the articles that were written on the attack state that drones were actually recording the attack? If true, then who was receiving the video feed from the drones?
It would be interesting to know what the affirmative action president actually is holding over the Clintons to keep them quiet.
As for accountability, over 50 died at Waco - many of them children - with no one held accountable. What makes anyone think that there will be accountability on this latest incident? Oversight of the executive branch by the legislative branch of our government has been very lacking in my view.
Hillary had responsibility for security and didn't do it. We got that from reading job descriptions. The question now is: Who invented the story about spontaneous protests and the video? Who ordered the film maker arrested? How did American arms get into the hands of Al Queda? Why are Military and security personnel being used to win hearts and minds? That's a political job, not a military or security function.
Also don't forget that both Fat Ankles and the Great Stainmaker have political designs for Chelsea down the road. Taking a hit for the good ol jackass party will put a lot of politcal favor in Chelsea's donk account, especially if 0bama survives and wins in three weeks.
Hillary's "mia kinda culpa" is a joke. First, her comments are in the spirit of Bill's "what the meaning of is .. is". "Security professionals" is code for "do not question this - these people know more than you do". If "security professionals" made these decisions, have they been named - and fired? An ambassador was assassinated. Was Hillary actually aware of the security threats? She didn't exactly say. Was any of this briefed to the President? Again, crickets.
Hillary simply pretended to fall on her sword. But in politics, perception is everything, don'cha know.
Oh come on LDotters, can't anyone else but the dumb potter see the rope-a-dope here? Hillary took the blame because His High Holiness is losing the women's votes. Tonight at the debate, Obama and Crowley will force Romney to "hit the girl" anyway they can by making Romney disparage poor, sweet, wonderful Hillary. I promise you tonight's and the rest of the week's headlines will be how Romney attacked wonderfully responsible and humble Hillary who courageously took the blame for Benghazi. Women's vote will be back in His High Holy Worshipness' camp. Are the voters THAT stupid, you ask? Watch what happens. I promise you, YES they are. And check the time stamp. I'm posting this before Rush makes my exact same point.
I have no idea why she would do this, but it will have the fortunate result of making sure the media MUST cover the Libya story again today, and that can only work to Romney's advantage since there are still so many unanswered questions. And if she thinks this will let Zippy off the hook in the debate, she's crazy. There are at least a dozen lines of attack Romney can use regarding Libya and all Zippy can reply is with "It's not my fault, Hillary even said so!" which will make him look even more pathetic.
I guess that these people in the WH assume that we, the unwashed masses, are to stupid to put together the time line on the events in Benghazi. About what happened, when, what the security situation was, etc. As such, they just belch out any story that they think sounds good. And we're supposed to believe it.
As for why PIAPS fell on her sword on this matter, I have another angle. It will be her way, in 2016, to quietly to remind the Dim power brokers of what she did to help Obozo get re-elected. It will by her ace in the hole to get them to surround her and provide the money and manpower for HER run in 2016. Further, I think that the bent one is behind this type of thinking.
A tragic figure… There are few women more used and abused by men than Hillary Clinton… humiliated by husband Bill’s many trysts, she now falls on her sword to protect Obama’s dismal (Islamic appeasement policy) Libya/Mideast failures! In process this “confession” most likely destroys any chance for another presidential run. Her political loyalty has turned her into the ultimate pasty. I question her judgment, bit IMHO she is much more the “man” than Bill or Barak. How does ANYONE want four more years of this?
She may have added a large "but" to her assumption of responsibility, but that large but is also a large "butt". Also, having been in a supervisory role for many years, I learned that one may delegate authority, but one can never delegate "responsibility".
Fog of war? We are at war with Libya? When was the declaration signed? Fog of incompetence is more accurate.
And a couple of notes. As president, BO is ultimately responsible for his administration. If HRC holds the direct responsibility, then she should immediately resign for her incompetency that contributed to the death of four Americans.
I have long felt that HRC made a singularly ineffective SoS. I was surprised because I thought she made a decent Senator. But it's time for her to get off the stage.
And we should be quite aware of WHO put her on that stage. BO is in charge. This is yet another failure of his administration. AND it shows that terrorists are NOT defeated as BO has tried to lead us to believe.
I'm sure that you fellow L-Dotter have known that since the 90s this "woman" does NOTHING like this unless it benefits her. So her throwing her sizable keister under the Obus is nothing but for show. You can't tell me with all of the evidence to the contrary that both Odumbo and J Biden, BfD didn't know what went down in Benghazi. The level of stupidity in this administration is startling. The only "fog of war" is the fog between PIAPS', Obungler's, and definitely Bite Me's ears.
Who started the video story? Why did Barack Hussein Soetoro apologize multiple times for the imprisoned Coptic-American two weeks after the al-Quaeda victory? Who will Obama bomb the Thursday before the election?
The debate should be about 23 million unemployed, 1% growth, food stamps, Obamacare, Obamaphones, Amnesty, Drilling in Anwar. Obama has a differenT agenda than US because he does not share in the American experience. His formative years were in Indonesia as a cute Muslim child.
Hillary Clinton claims all this coming out of the Benghazi attack was caused by "the fog of war" but then she says that the attackers should be caught and brought to justice in a court, either in Libya where there are no courts, or perhaps in New York city. Something here does not add up!
With Biden labeled the fool and Obe under pressure apt to mentally melt just before the election Hillary thinks by taking responsibility she will become the October surprise heir to the campaign. Time to re up her drunken persona in pictures from Columbia this spring.
#17 - it was reported earlier, I believe in the Brit press, that the two Navy Seals that were killed along with Stevens, had picked up a distress call on their radios and had come to assist. Heroes indeed.
Impeach Billary. It's a start. Fire her immediately whether or not the buck stops at that low level of incompetency. Dreck. Oh, and watch out for a hearing aid implant in the man who does not know his job, cannot talk about it sensibly. Keep your eye on his mouthpiece Valerie Jaret. If nobody knows where she is tonight, she's backstage like the wizard of Oz behind a little curtain TELLING the disabled debater exactly what to say. Maybe a young hacker genius will produce screeching sounds making the O wince in pain. Who could be so lucky? At least watch with observant suspicion for the worst. He probably IS getting offstage hearing aid help. Let's face it, he's DISABLED without his habit forming teleprompter crutches.
Doesn't she work for someone? I guess if you couldn't figure out where your husband was, what he was doing, and who he doing it with this might be believable. Naw. That last comment was just the Fog of the Internet.
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