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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]

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To: KansasGirl

Kansas girl hit nail on head.
What’s she taking responsibility for?
Not the cover up, which is scandal.
Just the fact that security was bad.
Which she will simply blame on someone else.
This is a non-admission.


101 posted on 10/15/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by Treeless Branch
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To: PilotDave

We are missing the most important part of her statement. The “I take responsibility” is just SOP horse hockey. What she really said that is earthshaking is the final part of her statement, her reference to the “deteriorating situation in the Mid East.” That’s what Romney can nail Obama with.


102 posted on 10/15/2012 6:06:32 PM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: Treeless Branch

It is no coincidence that this news broke right before the debate.

Possibly to try to change the subject and put Romney off-stride from what he’s “studied” up till now.

I hope it backfires big time!


103 posted on 10/15/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: PilotDave

She’s admitting to lax security which resulted in 4 deaths and should be fired immediately. However both she and the President continued to perpetrate the video lie and both are equally responsibility for the cover up. Buck stops with the lax security at her desk but the cover up goes to the top!


104 posted on 10/15/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: PilotDave
That does not excuse her from telling Zero and Joker Biden about the inadequate security after the attack happened.

So when did she tell the POTUS and VP that the consulate has insufficient protection? And who asked Susan Rice to lie about the video?

105 posted on 10/15/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Eleutheria5

“Did Teddy “accept responsibility” for Mary Jo?”

Wikipedia kindly says YES in their own way....

“His doctors had informed him that he had suffered cerebral concussion and shock, but he did not seek to use his medical condition to escape responsibility for his actions.”


106 posted on 10/15/2012 6:09:31 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: PilotDave

Yep-— I was right about Hellary being a puppet on Bams strings to the end. He’s like a pimp to her-— I mean it!


107 posted on 10/15/2012 6:10:51 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: GreyFriar
And it was Harry Truman who said that “the buck stopped with him” for whatever happened in the government. Harry understood what it meant to be president, Barack knows only how to avoid responsibility.

Truman fired MacArthur. Time for Zero to ask for HRC to resign. And even if he doesn't, he can kiss the PUMA votes goodbye for throwing her under the bus.

108 posted on 10/15/2012 6:11:15 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: berdie

later


109 posted on 10/15/2012 6:15:00 PM PDT by berdie
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To: C210N

It worked for Bill Clinton when Janet Reno did it.


110 posted on 10/15/2012 6:17:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: tflabo

“Yep-— I was right about Hellary being a puppet on Bams strings to the end. He’s like a pimp to her-— I mean it!”

What if it’s the other way, and the Clintons saw their chance to hurt Hussein by first admission of “responsibility” and forcing the issue right before the debate, having seen and accepted his upcoming defeat. After he’s forced to come clean and allegedly disgraced by his incompetence, she still gets to run in 4 years.


111 posted on 10/15/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: patriotspride

Something else must be going on.

Dick Morris on with Hannity just know and in effect passes on commenting on Hillary accepting responsibility.

He changed the topic to Internet control.....


112 posted on 10/15/2012 6:17:52 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: PilotDave

Surprise! Hillary falls on her sword the night before the debate.

Doesn’t wash. Hillary may be responsible for security, but it’s Obama who has set Middle East policy.


113 posted on 10/15/2012 6:18:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: PilotDave

What’s next? Will Tim Geithner now stand up and take full responsibility for America’s terrible economy so that Obama won’t be blamed for it? The poor unemployment figures over the past four years, the continuing housing crisis, the soaring national debt — Obama wouldn’t have to answer questions about any of these failures at the remaining debates if Tim would only say, I’m sorry, it was all my fault.

To avoid all possibility of Obama looking bad at the debates, Obama’s Energy Secretary could publicly take full responsiblity for our high gasoline prices, his Education Secretary for our deteriorating schools, and so on.

Barack Obama: The man who was always in our faces but was never there.


114 posted on 10/15/2012 6:18:55 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: AuH2ORepublican
It is not like a Clinton to fall on his or her sword. She will use that sword to stab Obama in the back—just you wait.

Yeah, the old Hillary would be plotting her revenge. I can think of one potential attack but it could be mutual assured destruction. ;-)

115 posted on 10/15/2012 6:20:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: livius

Brilliant post!


116 posted on 10/15/2012 6:21:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: StarFan

As long as the media is cooperative, this is brilliant.

1) Romney already wasn’t allowed to bring this up because it was “politicizing” it. He’s now extra-not-allowed because Obama had nothing to do with it.

2) There will be media articles slobbering over Hillary for her “courageous” taking of responsibility. Mark my words.

3) In the 2016 Presidential campaign, when Hillary runs, Republicans won’t be allowed to bring this up because it is “ancient history”, 4 years ago, and we need to “move on” and look “forward.”


117 posted on 10/15/2012 6:21:41 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: patriotspride

I noticed that. Strange, huh?


118 posted on 10/15/2012 6:22:39 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: PilotDave

I still have to wonder why security at Benghazi was so bad, and why Ambassador Stevens was there. I’m not suggesting anything sinister, but Obama does have the attitude that Muslims are our brothers and we should assume the best about them and their intentions.


119 posted on 10/15/2012 6:22:57 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: PilotDave

I have a hunch this is a news dump right before the wag-the-dog strike in Libya. It could happen soon, right before the debate.


120 posted on 10/15/2012 6:23:30 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: mplsconservative
Notice the Clintonian parsing, “I take responsibility for what happened on September 11th.”

As to what happened after September 12th...?

The Obama lying cover up. It was the movie.

121 posted on 10/15/2012 6:25:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: GreyFriar

This may take some of the heat off Obama, but it doesn’t explain why she refused requests for more security in Benghazi, or why there was no U.S. response during six hours of attack, or why she participated in the “video” excuse to justify the attack.


122 posted on 10/15/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by zot
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To: Fitzy_888

“Romney should push Obama on this none the less, let Obama say: “Well...um...Hillary said she done it...uh.””

Absolutely - the diehard Hillary supporters will go ballistic if he is forced to say it out loud and some of them will stay home on election day as a result. Some of those all important women voters maybe?


123 posted on 10/15/2012 6:28:58 PM PDT by PAR
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To: CaribCarter

Bad move by Hillary Clinton, even worse for Obama!!! item#1, you never make this kind of a statement outside of the country. #2, the statement is weak, incomplete, devoid of any meaningful facts and totally CYA in nature. Hillary will get royally roasted tomorrow and Obama/Biden will look like and be the buttheads they both really are.

America & Americans, you better darn well wake up and get rid of these people. They are in full panic mode, no one is leading the country. Farrakhan and Blacks are saying they will riot in the streets if Obama is not re-elected. I guess they have not figured they makeup only 13% of the USA population. i have had it with Obama, the Clintons, the Black Racists, the Democrat Party, the NAACP, the CBC, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, the Obamabot media, the labor union goons, the lousy teachers and their unions that care more about pay and their benefits then educating our children!!!

If there are fools and idiots out there that want this nightmare to continue, go right ahead and vote for Obama...but....don’t come around complaining when this economy shatters to naught and you all have no jobs. Buffoons, all.....”There is no such thing as a free lunch”, period!!! Obama and his Obamabot American haters must go!!! ABO!!! Anyone But Obama!!! Otherwise kiss this country goodbye!!! As for you good guys, come November 6, 2012, or before, get your butts out of your chairs and sofas and vote to destroy these evil people politically, forever!!!


124 posted on 10/15/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: opentalk

Thanks for posting the link to the old story. I remembered it, that’s why I made the comment.


125 posted on 10/15/2012 6:31:26 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I noticed that. Strange, huh?


Thought Morris would unload but didn’t.

Will be interesting to see what later in program coverage will reveal


126 posted on 10/15/2012 6:31:44 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Red Steel
The Obama lying cover up. It was the movie.

Exactly. That's on 0bama's plate.

127 posted on 10/15/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT by mplsconservative (A non-vote is a vote FOR 0bama.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Hillary will get royally roasted tomorrow

Anywhere other than National Review and the Weekly Standard? Hardly.

Like I said you'll see at least a couple of MSM columnists praise Hillary for "courageously" taking responsbility.

128 posted on 10/15/2012 6:34:03 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: All

Romney should say during the debate: “President Harry Truman said “The Buck Stops Here”. I suppose with this adminstration the buck stops with Hillary”.

Imagine how all those diehard Hillary supporters will feel. War on women? How about a war on a woman?


129 posted on 10/15/2012 6:34:28 PM PDT by PAR
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To: CaribCarter

We are missing the most important part of her statement. The “I take responsibility” is just SOP horse hockey. What she really said that is earthshaking is the final part of her statement, her reference to the “deteriorating situation in the Mid East.” That’s what Romney can nail Obama with.


Yes, why volunteer that...?


130 posted on 10/15/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Oh what the second “black president” must have on the first “black president”! One can only wonder.


131 posted on 10/15/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: what's up
Yes, it's quite amazing how so many have forgotten what they put us through in the 90's.

I can't count the times I have had to post to people on this site reminding them of that fact

Depressing when you have to remind so called conservatives --no wonder he is so admired by the general public when people here have such poor memories
132 posted on 10/15/2012 6:39:48 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Jane Long

Thank you! This whole thing is so - well, strange, but looking back, “strange” could probably describe every moment of the last four years.


133 posted on 10/15/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT by livius
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To: PilotDave

Maybe Obama promised Hillary a pardon for her Benghazi shenanigans.


134 posted on 10/15/2012 6:42:23 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Strategerist

You are right on!!! The CYA act with the Obamabot media is now in place. But.....the world has changed. there is more to our side then you think, whether it be, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Breitbart, Morris, O’Reily, Greta, tons of blogs, etc. FNC will have its say as well as talk radio. The Obamabots are in panic across the board.

And....if you believe that Romney/Ryan have made great strides since the first debate, that’s good, but.....that was already happening before the 1st debate, as the polling groups could be more in line with reality. We need to attack, attack, attack with everything we have, the country is at stake. We can win this election and save the country for our kids and grandkids and all American kids, yet to come!!!! ABO!!!


135 posted on 10/15/2012 6:45:40 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: uncbob
no wonder he is so admired by the general public when people here have such poor memories

Agree. I have the same frustration.

136 posted on 10/15/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by what's up
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

The media is infinitely more in the tank for Hillary than they are for Obama.


137 posted on 10/15/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: PilotDave
Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions.

Huh?
138 posted on 10/15/2012 6:54:58 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: AD from SpringBay

If she turned on Hillary, she damn sure better stay out of Ft. Marcie Park.


139 posted on 10/15/2012 6:55:39 PM PDT by sport
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To: All

so either Obama will accept that Hillary’s statement that she is to blame ....and dump it off on her and look like he’s not in charge of anything ....

or he’ll have to say ....something like ...the buck really stops with me because I’m the president.....therefore excepting blame

she kind of forced his hand with this to me


140 posted on 10/15/2012 6:57:41 PM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: Strategerist

I agree with you 100%!!! The media will move to shield Hillary Clinton, not Obama. Hillary & Bill Clinton are the saviors of the Democrat Party. Why do think Bill Clinton is out campaigning half-heartedly for Obama. The Clintons hate Obama with passion, no matter what face they wear in public!!! They know Obama is toast, and....they will be standing there to pick up the pieces of the Democrat Party after, November 6, 2012!~!!


141 posted on 10/15/2012 6:59:01 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: wiseprince

I think we know who is in charge now.


142 posted on 10/15/2012 7:01:59 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Why is Big Mouth Dick Morris quiet on this one?


143 posted on 10/15/2012 7:02:37 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: thestob
she kind of forced his hand with this to me

Remember, like with Nixon...it's as much the cover-up as it is the crime.

144 posted on 10/15/2012 7:04:34 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: PilotDave
“Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions.”

Hillary just hung Obama out to dry.

145 posted on 10/15/2012 7:05:58 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: RummyChick
Why is Big Mouth Dick Morris quiet on this one?

I noticed that, too. He totally skipped over it and started rambling about the U.N. delegate supporting an internet tax.

146 posted on 10/15/2012 7:07:38 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: PilotDave
No one does this to Hillary with paying a price. This will get interesting. Someone will be neutered soon.
147 posted on 10/15/2012 7:10:55 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Keep the main thing, the main thing - defeat Obama)
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To: StAnDeliver

Love the bad photoshop of this pic....what liars.


148 posted on 10/15/2012 7:13:55 PM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: PilotDave

Never thought I would see her go willingly under the bus. What’s the catch?


149 posted on 10/15/2012 7:15:49 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: PilotDave
Wouldn't it be great of our president had the testicles hillary has and admit he is a total ***k-up?

Just saying.

150 posted on 10/15/2012 7:17:59 PM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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