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WaPo wonders: Say, where’s Hillary these days?
Hotair ^ | 10/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/10/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Good question. After all, the State Department actually conducted the dog-and-pony show on behalf of the White House after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate that left four Americans dead, including the first US Ambassador assassinated on assignment in 33 years. Hillary Clinton's UN envoy Susan Rice went on five Sunday talk shows to propagate a cover story that Hillary Clinton's own organization announced last night it never believed.

So where is the Secretary of State these days, anyway?

The fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya last month has become a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership and a threat to her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat just a few months before she plans to step down.

Clinton was among the first Obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and mourn the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But as the State Department has weathered Republican-led criticism that it misread warning signs before the Sept. 11 attack, Clinton has been far less visible. …

Clinton briefed members of Congress privately days after the attack and has called individual members frequently. She spoke to Issa on Monday, another senior State Department official said.

“They did not ask, and there was no serious discussion at this point that she would testify,” the official said.

Clinton has made no public mention of the attack or investigation since Oct. 3. She has no public speaking events on her schedule this week. A trusted Clinton confidant who is the chief protector of her image is reviewing all media inquiries related to the attack.

Issa isn’t asking yet, but eventually the Secretary of State will have to answer — or answer for — serious questions that have arisen in the wake of the Obama administration’s narrative collapse on Benghazi. First, the State Department will have to reveal who told Susan Rice to go out and lie on national television about the nature of the attack. Either Rice did that willingly or unwittingly, but she clearly wasn’t being briefed by the State Department before those television appearances, as State now says they never believed that there were protests at the consulate before the attack. Did her superior at State — who can only be Hillary — tell her to use that story? Or did Rice take her marching orders from the White House itself? If so, who, and under what understanding: that the story was true, or that it was false?

Next, and more importantly, come questions of security precautions at a consulate already under attack and located in Islamist Terrorism Central since the fall of Qaddafi. Hillary is ultimately responsible for that, too. Who told Benghazi and Ambassador Stevens to stop asking for more security, and who told that person to tell Stevens that? That buck either stops with Hillary or with Barack Obama himself.

Under these circumstances in earlier and more honorable times, both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice would have already resigned their posts. That’s especially true in Rice’s case, who got caught pushing a lie that tried to cover up the fact that the US suffered a terrorist attack. Either the lie is hers, in which case resignation is the only possible step, or someone lied to her and used her to push it out to the public, in which case a person of her rank should resign immediately in protest and reveal what happened. The fact that Rice has not resigned as of yet tells us that the latter was not the case, and also tells us all we need to know about her integrity. As for Hillary Clinton, her “legacy” is about to get defined — unless she starts talking about who ordered the cover-up. If not, then we probably know all we need to know about her integrity and legacy as well.

Update: I know we’ve posted this Heritage video before, but it’s worth watching again in light of what the State Department announced last night and Hillary’s disappearance in the last few days.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazigate; clinton; hillary; hillaryclinton; whereishillary

1 posted on 10/10/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Looking for a good lawyer ?


2 posted on 10/10/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

Oogling some young lady’s boobies somewhere, no doubt.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 8:54:39 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Somewhere keeping her mouth shut, hoping and praying the media doesn’t go rogue and show how she and her boss got 4 Americans killed. Dead.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 8:54:43 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: SeekAndFind

The real question is why hasn’t she been called to testify
under oath on the Libya hearings today? What is Bonehead
and Cantor afraid of? Hillary puts her pants on just like they do.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SeekAndFind
Where's Geightner these days? He's disappeared for months.
6 posted on 10/10/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s just sitting back laughing at how she ruined Obama.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: gotribe

RE: Where’s Geightner these days? He’s disappeared for months.

Busy working on his backlog of tax returns :)


8 posted on 10/10/2012 9:02:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: chris37

Probably in the Ladies room, licking the toilet seat


9 posted on 10/10/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind
It seems to me it will be difficult for the administration to hang Rice with the responsibility of leaving our people unprotected and ignoring the warnings. They can attempt to blame her for aiding the cover up, but it is clear she was only following orders.

that leaves Hillary left holding the bag. The big question is how soon do they throw her under the bus and how will Bill react?

10 posted on 10/10/2012 9:12:10 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: tennmountainman

Her Dragon coat is at the cleaners maybe next week


11 posted on 10/10/2012 9:12:22 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: SeekAndFind
Run Silent, Run Deep.

Maybe they'll go away.

12 posted on 10/10/2012 9:19:27 AM PDT by stboz
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To: SMARTY

Haha! That’s hilarious :D

Hopefully soneone left some super glue on it for her.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 9:19:50 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tennmountainman
What is Bonehead and Cantor afraid of? Hillary puts her pants on just like they do.

And zips them up the side, like they do.
14 posted on 10/10/2012 9:23:23 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I suspect she’s laying low until January, when she can get out of the State Department. And probably making calls to Sandy Berger’s law firm.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: ryan71

Agree, Ryan. She’s tried throughout her stint as Sec. of State, and currently trying very hard, to keep a low profile so as to maintain an umblemished record for her Presidential run in 2016. Unfortunately, the country has suffered for lack of presence and leadership. Can anyone point to anything substantive or positive she has done as Sec. of State over the past four years?


16 posted on 10/10/2012 9:29:06 AM PDT by 3Quartets
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To: SeekAndFind
Both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice should have resigned already since they gave high level speeches that has been proven not to be true and that they either knew not to be true or should have. They have no credibility at all so no point in them retaining their positions.

Obama of course should resign too for the same reason.

17 posted on 10/10/2012 9:41:31 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: 3Quartets
Can anyone point to anything substantive or positive she has done as Sec. of State over the past four years?

You're exactly correct. And yet, I recall sitting in the dentist reception room approx 4 months ago, and there was a Time magazine cover page & article just heaping tons of sickening lavish praise on Hillary for being such a wonderful SOS, essentially raising the so-called bar to unparalleled heights of achievement & accomplishment. I know how sickening it is to read the MSM's praise of anyone liberal & socialist, but this was unbelieveable. I have yet to recall a SINGLE incident of anything Hillary has done either as first lady (Arkansas & U.S.) or as senator or as SOS. She is every bit as unaccomplished as 0dumb0.

So I hope she gets her phat ass nailed to the wall for her part in promoting the violence & cover-up at Benghazi. She is a complete flop and traitor in every way.

18 posted on 10/10/2012 9:43:08 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary has OJ helping her look for the real murderers.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 9:44:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is going to have a short conversation with her this afternoon. Remember, nobody has seen Joe Biden for a few days.

“We’re going to announce that Joe is too sick to carry on as Vice-President. You want the job?”

There’s your October surprise.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 9:49:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Drinking massive quantities of alcohol, hoping to turn her brain into Jello, before she’s called to testify at Congressional Hearings.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind
First, the State Department will have to reveal who told Susan Rice to go out and lie

Well, I'd like to believe that's true but I don't.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 10:21:48 AM PDT by what's up
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To: 3Quartets
Can anyone point to anything substantive or positive she has done as Sec. of State over the past four years?

I remember her statement awhile back that female circumcision was an issue of national security.

Is that considered substantive?

23 posted on 10/10/2012 10:24:33 AM PDT by what's up
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s to be expected. Hillary always disappears, ducks out of sight when something negative happens, and reappears when the heat is off. She’s done that same trick over, and over like a Mack Sennett Keystone Cops production.


24 posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:50 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ryan71

When so much evil comingles between the Clintons and Obama it just can’t go on forever. Things are coming down fast for both of them. Will they lose their jobs and/or resign. Dems never resign or go to jail, that’s why they lie under oath. I hope some heads actually roll from all this, but I’m not holding my breath.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 10:35:00 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard on Rush yesterday that hildabeast headed out for Peru.

Does the US have extradition powers with Peru?

just asking.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 4:43:43 AM PDT by Texas resident (Let's elect an American this time.)
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