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Clinton: US must stick by Arab world's democracies
Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT | MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER

Posted on 10/12/2012 12:35:26 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States must continue sending diplomats and aid workers to the Arab world's emerging democracies, despite last month's deadly attack in Libya.

Speaking to a Washington think tank, Clinton says the U.S. cannot retreat from dangerous countries and that Americans remain leaders in "hard places where America's interests and values are at stake."

She called support for the Muslim world's democratic transitions a "strategic necessity."

Clinton's address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies comes as Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration for the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

As Republicans heap criticism on Vice President Joe Biden for claiming "we weren't told" about requests for extra security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday the precise details of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the compound in Libya still remain unclear.

One month after the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, Clinton said the administration is committed to uncovering the truth about what happened.

"There is much we still don't know and I am the first to say that," Clinton told reporters at the State Department after meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi.

"But as someone who has been at the center of this tragedy from the beginning, I do know this: there is nobody in this administration motivated by anything other than trying to understand what happened," she said.

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"Ambassador Rice had the same information from the intelligence community as every other senior official did," Clinton said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hillary; hillaryclinton; islam

1 posted on 10/12/2012 12:35:34 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

...there are no democracies in the Arab world.

The closest thing they have are tyrannical republics fueled by Islamic extremism....


2 posted on 10/12/2012 12:37:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Hunton Peck
Clinton: US must stick by Arab world's democracies

Didn't know there were any.

3 posted on 10/12/2012 12:38:08 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Hunton Peck

LYING LIARS LIE


4 posted on 10/12/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end !)
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To: Hunton Peck

Can’t have it both ways. If we are not going to protect our embassies then get the hell out of there. If we are to stay then the admin must admit it screwed up and step up security and protection. Ms clinton - I await your apology. Even more important the families of those slain await your apologies.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 12:40:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Fiji Hill

when was the last smart American secretary of state? marshall after ww2?


6 posted on 10/12/2012 12:40:30 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Hunton Peck

the admins way of trying to get ahead of Congressional calls to have American diplomats removed from the Middle East.

Even if congress did demand such, the admin would just deftly work around them. Just ask Michelle Obama.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end !)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Arab” and “Democracy”

The original definition of “Oxymoron”


8 posted on 10/12/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Hunton Peck

Show me one...


9 posted on 10/12/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Hunton Peck
"But as someone who has been at the center of this tragedy from the beginning, I do know this: there is nobody in this administration motivated by anything other than trying to understand what happened," she said.

Hillary you were nowhere near the center of the killings, so please take your 'i'ma victim' mentality and find a job you are competent to do. Pushing a broom is right up your alley.

10 posted on 10/12/2012 12:44:40 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

This just might be the undoing of Hillary Clinton. She is desperately stalling and spinning, but the truth is already out. The only thing left to investigate is WHO GAVE THE ORDERS TO DENY our Benghazi Embassy the security they pleaded for - and WHY? We need NAMES!!!!!

Susan Rice and Jay Carney also need to be asked under oath: WHO EXACTLY TOLD YOU TO BLAME THE FILM?

And once those questions are answered, Hillary needs to be put under oath and grilled publicly. No matter who this den of snakes sacrifices or pays off to take the ‘fall’, it is ultimately HILLARY CLINTON that is responsible. The buck stops with her.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 12:47:03 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Hunton Peck

If they stick with the story that it was Intelligence, then they need to explain why our Intelligence was so faulty; A La Bill Clinton’s cruise missiles into the empty terrorist camps. Has this Admin raised those walls between Agencies again?


12 posted on 10/12/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: bravo whiskey

I liked Condi.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 12:49:03 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: bravo whiskey
When was the last smart American secretary of state? Marshall after ww2?

Not quite--cutting off aid to the Chinese Nationalists in the face of Communist aggression wasn't all that smart. My choice would be John Foster Dulles, although William Seward and Elihu Root were pretty smart.

14 posted on 10/12/2012 12:49:32 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Let the Arabs build their own NASA.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 12:50:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hunton Peck

Hey Hillary
You came You saw and He died —The Ambassador that is


16 posted on 10/12/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: demkicker

In a small whisper...I did too.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 12:57:04 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: demkicker
I liked Condi

You can still like Condi - Susan Rice is the perp.

18 posted on 10/12/2012 12:57:31 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Hunton Peck

I’ll “stick by” their democracy if they ever establish one that is real. What they call “democracy” can hardly be regarded as such from what I’ve seen.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 1:00:05 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: Hunton Peck

“Clinton’s address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies...”

Board members...
http://csis.org/about-us/board-trustees

The usual crowd along with Carla Hills who shows up everywhere. Thomas Pickering, Hilary’s “old friend” is partnered with Hills & Co. Thomas Pickering is heading up the Libyan Consul attack investigation. The chickens and the hens are investigating each other.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Hunton Peck

And we wonder why all the billions we spend in foreign aid fail to give us positive results. Stupid in, stupid out.... Romney should fire the entire State Department.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 1:09:30 PM PDT by pallis
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To: demkicker

Charlotte Lamb - she admits she refused the request for more security.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: demkicker
No matter who this den of snakes sacrifices or pays off to take the ‘fall’, it is ultimately HILLARY CLINTON that is responsible. The buck stops with her.

I disagree. Her boss, one Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama, who prances around patting himself on the back for other people's actions and bowing and scraping to every third world dictator and potentate he can find, bears responsibility, if for nothing else, his position in the chain of command. If the truth be told, and it definitely won't be in this regime, 0bama probably gave directions that embassies in the Middle East were to "soft peddle" security in order to show our "respect" and "trust" for his muzzie bros. The Beast, when given the request for more security, couldn't be bothered and didn't want to challenge Hussein's orders and since she has already said she is leaving the job in January, she was probably preoccupied and thought she'd just leave it for the next guy.

BOTH SHOULD BE IMPEACHED AND STAND TRIAL!

23 posted on 10/12/2012 1:12:26 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: Hunton Peck

just because they have elections doesn’t mean they are democracies. Even Hitler’s Germany had elections.

Obama/Clinton live in a dream world not associated with reality.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Fiji Hill
Didn't know there were any.(Arab Democracies)

Well Iraq is and technically now Egypt.... but a Democracy in an Islamic Republic means very little. A Republic is for the purpose of preventing the perversions of democracy... An Islamic Republic by definition can not protect the minority.

25 posted on 10/12/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 11th Commandment

“Arab democracy”, One man. One vote. One time.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 1:40:02 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: elpadre

Hillary’s first response was “how could this happen in a country we liberated?”


27 posted on 10/12/2012 1:42:38 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hunton Peck

Democracies suck and that is why we are not one.

An Arab democracy is 2 rag heads and a Jew voting on who shall be beheaded.

It is a democracy and that is exactly what is wrong with democracy.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 1:55:40 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer

-——— that is why we are not one-——

Except in California where they have a Tyrannical Democracy. They vote on everything and then the Tyrant Judge destroys the voted proposition


29 posted on 10/12/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: elpadre; Hunton Peck

>>Even Hitler’s Germany had elections.

As did Stalin’s USSR. Heck, Chavez just held an election in Venezuela. Didn’t mean a thing, other than to idiot Jimmy Carter types.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 2:07:34 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Hunton Peck

CLINTON: US MUST STICK BY ARAB WORLD’S DEMOCRACIES... except the democracy we helped establish in Iraq!


31 posted on 10/12/2012 2:51:00 PM PDT by Duster pilot (Duster Pilot)
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To: Hunton Peck

Just what do they mean by democracy? After all North Korea is a democracy so is Cuba and Sudan.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 2:52:41 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: Duster pilot

33 posted on 10/12/2012 2:54:18 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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