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Clinton: 'I take responsibility' for security ahead of Benghazi attack
cnn ^ | 10/15/2012 | Elise Labott

Posted on 10/15/2012 4:49:39 PM PDT by PilotDave

Edited on 10/15/2012 5:38:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Lima, Peru (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the buck stops with her when it comes to who is to blame for security ahead of a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

"I take responsibility" for what happened on September 11, Clinton said in an interview with CNN's Elise Labott soon after arriving in Lima, Peru, for a visit. The interview, one of a series given to U.S. television networks Monday night, was the first she has given about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions.

"I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," she added, noting that it is close to the election.

The attack killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans at the consulate

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clinton; impeachnow; libya; soshillary; waronterror
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To: kara37
I'm going to have to lay in a good supply of popcorn for the next 3 weeks.

Love to see how this plays out at the debate.

21 posted on 10/15/2012 5:02:04 PM PDT by AU72
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To: All

it’s a non-responsible responsibility acceptance, if that makes sense.

It sounded like “one of my people messed up so I’m responsible”..

Nothing groundbreaking but the media will use it to shield Obama.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 5:03:43 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: PilotDave

But nobody has explained who put out the phony youtube video story...


23 posted on 10/15/2012 5:04:47 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: newnhdad

Yup, non-apology apology. And it allows Obama to claim the matter is closed. Not to mention his minions in the press.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 5:05:54 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: PilotDave

UNder the bus Hillary goes! LMAO! She needs to resign!


25 posted on 10/15/2012 5:05:54 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: PilotDave

Could be both.

Obama sees it as a storyline changer just prior to the debate and Hil sees it as appearing Presidential.
No matter, both feel they are getting somthing out of it because that is who they are.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 5:08:19 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: AU72

This tells me that Obama’s falling poll numbers are legit. They are in a panic.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 5:08:48 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: Numbers Guy

So what are the odds that Obama will now say something like “Mistakes were made both in intelligence and at the State dept. we are investigating and will correct those mistakes.” Weasel.


28 posted on 10/15/2012 5:09:51 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave

Where is the resignation? Hillary pulled on her big girl pants laudibly but this is resignation grade disaster.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 5:10:14 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: PilotDave
Making such a statement guarantees an Issa subpoena and testimony under oath...

...poor Mrs Clinton will have no choice but to spill the beans on Obama NOT to stay out of jail for perjury but as a patriot doing her American duty...

...and since, like her husband, she is a ruthless and expert liar her apparently selfless and courageous testimony will guarantee her opposing President Romney on the Dem ticket in 2016...

30 posted on 10/15/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Mitt four then Sarah eight.")
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To: PilotDave

I am vewwy, vewwy skeptical about anything that has to do with a Clinton “taking responsibility”!!


31 posted on 10/15/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: PilotDave
This is such bullshit.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA OR NV = 281EV)
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To: PilotDave

The Clinton’s don’t fart with calculating the politics. And there is NO WAY she falls on her sword for the Hussein regime, NONE. Let the leaks begin!


33 posted on 10/15/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: C210N

“zer0 loses in this deal. It makes him look like a spaz when she takes responsibility rather than him.”

I think you’re spot on. It may be her best political option out of a lot of bad options from her point of view. 4 years is a long time and she can spin it as her being a leader - “because that’s what leaders do”. Obama still has to explain the cover-up.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 5:12:28 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: LUV W

Will Darrel Issa call her in for questioning now??


35 posted on 10/15/2012 5:13:55 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: AD from SpringBay

I bet Huma did “turn on” Hilary.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 5:15:02 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: PilotDave

If she doesn’t resign and the Zero doesn’t fire her then Obama can be shown to be the aloof devil may care clown for leaving this jerk the cabinet.

This wasn’t very well thought out by the Zero unless this is a Hillary setup. If Hilderbeast is setting him up she won’t resign but stay on the cabinet, then she can say I just said that and offer her retaining her job as proof.


37 posted on 10/15/2012 5:15:20 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: tired&retired

The Clinton’s have lots of material on many people but I suspect that others have material on them that they don’t want out. JMO.....


38 posted on 10/15/2012 5:15:23 PM PDT by deport
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To: pollywog

can we not accept the acceptance? I accept full responsibility of the Fukishima Nuclear disaster.....no one was asking me to accept it because the admin is a fraud not clinton (well she is on a different argument)


39 posted on 10/15/2012 5:17:22 PM PDT by lancium
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To: PilotDave
She accepts responsibility so now the issue is over? She arranged for Stevens to be in Benghazi on 9/11 with virtually no security and as long as she accepts responsibility everything's okay now?

Funny how this comes out one day prior to the debate. Isn't that a coincidence! Maybe this is why 0bama doesn't attend his security briefings; If something goes wrong he can plead ignorance. There's a lot he 'doesn't know about'.. Like Fast & Furious... Does 0bama know ANYTHING????

40 posted on 10/15/2012 5:18:02 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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