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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: tsowellfan
No surprise. She’s not planning to be in the Obama Administration in 2016 so there’s no need for her to resign in DISGRACE.

2016? She would probably be leaving in early 2013 if Obama wins.

151 posted on 10/15/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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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.

I'd bet on it. And it could be nasty when it happens.

152 posted on 10/15/2012 7:22:02 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: greeneyes
Never thought I would see her go willingly under the bus. What’s the catch?

The "catch" is that people for some reason believe this is a rational world with an unbiased media, and this somehow will hurt Hillary.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The MSM won't go after her, they'll praise her, and they'll savage Republicans who bring this up if she runs in 2016.

This is a no-risk move for Hillary, so it doesn't require any bribery from Obama, etc.

153 posted on 10/15/2012 7:24:31 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: ETL

There is something really funky about the hiring of the Blue Mountain security firm - the contact person is with GSA and so is the address.

The person in charge high tailed it out of Benghazi a few hours before the attack. And on and on and on.

The investigtion may be something they (or the CIA) want to shut down - among MANY other things.


154 posted on 10/15/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: PilotDave

How could she have the responsibility for security when the authority to order troops to Benghazi lies with the President?


155 posted on 10/15/2012 7:28:23 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: rawhide
It is his favorite saying:

March 11, 2009

Obama, on solving the financial crisis:

"The buck stops with me"

January 7, 2010

Obama, on the shortcomings that led to the Christmas Day 2009 bombing plot:

"The buck stops with me."

May 28, 2010

Obama, on the BP Oil spill clean up delays:

"I am the President. The buck stops with me."

August 16, 2011

Obama, on the slow progress of solving the economic crisis:

"And what I continue to believe is that ultimately the buck stops with me."

156 posted on 10/15/2012 7:35:12 PM PDT by balk
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To: PilotDave

This and two week old fish out of refrigeration have about the same smell to them. I’m not buying it. He knew. We know. Hillary took the fall for nothing.


157 posted on 10/15/2012 7:40:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: PilotDave

Maybe Biden gets the boot, and she becomes vice-god in February.


158 posted on 10/15/2012 7:41:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: PilotDave

All Hitlary said was she is the Secretary of State and she will find out who screwed up and made her look bad. The Hildabeast has not fallen on a sword nor been thrown under the bus. She simply gave the Ministry of Propaganda a nudge. Now they can move-on dot org that they are.


159 posted on 10/15/2012 8:02:32 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: PilotDave
>"I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," she added, noting that it is close to the election.<

In the nick of time...the campaign knows that Hussein would get beat-up over Benghazigate by Romney in tomorrow's debate.

Why she jeopardized her chances for 2016 ...I can't quite figure out. Yet. What a den of thieves.


160 posted on 10/15/2012 8:04:33 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: DoughtyOne

I don’t think she * took the fall for nothing...* it was to stave off Hussein being inextricably cornered tomorrow. :)


161 posted on 10/15/2012 8:07:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: o2bfree
Have them all testify under oath, and then we’ll know the REST of the story.

well we would get a bunch of wild varying stories all right. But these dems have no problem lying under oath... particularly since they can make any word mean whatever they want it to mean at any point in time

162 posted on 10/15/2012 8:13:05 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: livius

Could Hillary be a 100 percent Marxist and know there is something bigger than her and Obama? She has gone right along with all this Muslim stuff the past 3 years. My point is this, possibly it is not so much about political preservation as it is pushing everything along as far as she can, so that the next big worldwide transition can take place.


163 posted on 10/15/2012 9:00:06 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: balk
Video of 0, Axelgrease and Deadfish ALL stating that "The Buck Stops with the President"!

Here.

164 posted on 10/15/2012 9:28:54 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Blackmail”

Now that’s just plain racist;))


165 posted on 10/15/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: thestob

I’ve been trying to figure out the angle for her “buck stops with me” ploy & your comments make total sense..& commenting about the middle east deteriorating?

The Romney campaign should in no way let O off the hook about Benghazigate tomorrow night. Romney needs to hammer/corner him & point out how rogue & amateur his administration is. All of us know who we’re voting for & it amazes me that there are still undecided voters out there but this is Romney’s moment to hammer home how unsafe another 4 years will be with O/Jarrett running the show.


166 posted on 10/15/2012 9:53:17 PM PDT by rainee
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To: rainee; thestob

I’ve been trying to figure out the angle for her “buck stops with me” ploy & your comments make total sense..& (Hillary) commenting about the middle east deteriorating?

The Romney campaign should in no way let O off the hook about Benghazigate tomorrow night. Romney needs to hammer/corner him & point out how rogue & amateur his administration is. All of us know who we’re voting for & it amazes me that there are still undecided voters out there but this is Romney’s moment to hammer home how unsafe another 4 years will be with O/Jarrett running the show.

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167 posted on 10/15/2012 9:57:41 PM PDT by rainee
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To: Third Person

“Pussy Barry Obama and the women who cover for him: HRC, Susan Rice, MO, DWS, Stephanie Cutter, Jen Psaki, Jay Carney....”

JAY CARNEY, a woman? Muahahahahah! Good one! He certainly is.

Anyone notice why President Narcissus always chooses Press Secretaries who are such milque toast males to put a white “face” on the administration’s communist agenda. Thus the suburban liberals gulp it up without questioning. Brilliant and evil at the same time.


168 posted on 10/15/2012 10:03:31 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: PilotDave

The buck stops with Hillary.


169 posted on 10/15/2012 10:34:52 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: newnhdad

The media will try but the American people who follow this sort of think know better. Most people dislike whimps who will not own up to their BS. Obama hiding behind Hilary isn’t going to play well. He’s her boss, this is foreign policy, and he should have known. Right?


170 posted on 10/15/2012 10:55:10 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: mplsconservative

Great Catch! You have learned well, and are helping me to learn also.


171 posted on 10/16/2012 12:30:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Total Agreement FRiend.


172 posted on 10/16/2012 12:36:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RummyChick
Why is Big Mouth Dick Morris quiet on this one?

Have an opinion, and it is the one contained by some on this thread. Will not state what am thinking, but if it happens, it is still a lose-lose for both klinton and zer0. Will see if now panetta wants to fall on his sword also.

173 posted on 10/16/2012 12:43:04 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Daffynition
zer0 is cornered. zer0 is completely cornered.
174 posted on 10/16/2012 12:49:17 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I’m going to take Dramamine B4 I watch the debate tomorrow....anticipating the spin from Hussein about Bengazigate to be epic. >8D


175 posted on 10/16/2012 1:07:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“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.”

His family connections and money were enough for that.


176 posted on 10/16/2012 1:17:33 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: PilotDave

Hilary has more cajones than O


177 posted on 10/16/2012 1:23:06 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: PilotDave
It's not the crime, it's the cover up.

Several government agencies under 0bama and 0bama himself called it a simple riot caused by a movie when it was obviously Al Qaeda and planned.

THAT is where an impeachable offense comes in for the POTUS.

0bama is for from being insulated from this debacle!

If it's good enough for Nixon....

178 posted on 10/16/2012 3:26:59 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: no-to-illegals

:) It wasn’t an original thought on my part, but thank you for the compliment. There are liars, and then there are Clintons....


179 posted on 10/16/2012 4:27:39 AM PDT by mplsconservative (A non-vote is a vote FOR 0bama.)
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To: Leep

So, why did he go to Vegas the next day after he knew what happened? Did he think ‘ if I go on like normal, nobody will make a big deal about it? His behavior shows he’s part of it. If he he was surprised and gave a hoot, he would have reacted with contempt towards the terrorists. Instead he goes golfing and to Vegas. It happened in real time via video, he would have been told of the attack, not protest... instead they came up with an elaborate story, involving Rice, etc.. which cannot be contrived so quickly.


180 posted on 10/16/2012 4:59:36 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: taterjay

Hellry was personally mentored by Saul Alinsky and describes herself as a “progressive” - i.e. a communist.


181 posted on 10/16/2012 5:02:19 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: taterjay

I don’t know. To me, Hillary seems very intimidated by Obama, and has been so ever since she became SOS. When you see them together, you can tell that she’s afraid of him.

I have always thought that people on FR gave Hillary way to much credit in the first place, since she has never done anything in her entire life except be Bill’s wife and ride into some dubious sort of power by ignoring his personal life and probably doing some behind the scenes dirty work for him.

I think this is all being orchestrated by Bill Clinton. But the question is what is making Bill Clinton to it. Obama is doing so badly he has had to reach out to him and Bill Clinton has come through, even though Clinton clearly hates Obama. Is it just that Clinton is desperate for the Dems to hang onto power and has given up on the ability of Obama to get reelected without help from him? Or is there something Obama has offered to Bill that he really wants?

It’s all very mystifying, and strangely enough, I think it’s backfiring and is making Obama look even more foolish and confused and underhanded.


182 posted on 10/16/2012 5:47:16 AM PDT by livius
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To: TheRobb7

Why are the posters at DU clapping and praising her for this? “Class act”? Hillary lied about everything and still keeps going?


183 posted on 10/16/2012 5:57:54 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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To: PilotDave

So for 6 hours they are watching a live attack on an embassy and annax on 9/11 and they dont bother to inform the CIC, really?


184 posted on 10/16/2012 6:26:49 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: PilotDave

Why did she give this speech in Peru? I bet the the people in Peru are saying WHAT! and also I thought George Bush owned everything in Peru! (sac)


185 posted on 10/16/2012 6:50:17 AM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (1 John 2:22...the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist...)
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To: PilotDave
The President is NOT involved in security decisions?? Are you kidding me?? Romney needs to raise the question of just what decisions IS the President involved in? When would a crisis like people throwing IED’s into an embassy, rise to a level that would draw him from the golf course?

IMHO, this is just the latest lie in a string of lies intended to deflect blame from the Empty Chair. It won't work. Obama’s fault is either gross stupidity or gross negligence.

186 posted on 10/16/2012 8:06:49 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: PilotDave
"Hillary Clinton: "I Take Responsibility" For Benghazi (But It Was An Underling's Fault)"

"...She says "I am responsible" for the security of State's 60,000 workers, but then says she's not responsible at all:

"The decision about security aspects are made by security professionals."

...Okay, Ms. Clinton: What are the names of these "security professionals" you say made this decision? Forgive my suspicions, but I'd like to ask them for their side of the story.

I'd also like documentary evidence for all of these claims."

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/333864.php

187 posted on 10/16/2012 8:17:19 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“0bama COVERED UP THE FACT THAT STEVENS WAS KILLED BY TERRORISTS IN A TERRORIST ATTACK....”

Yelling while stating the obvious (especially at someone on the same team) just makes you look unhinged and lacking self-control. If this is how you convince others to vote conservative, please stop. You’re hurting our cause.


188 posted on 10/16/2012 9:31:18 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: rainee
If Romney really lays into Obama on this issue, I can see the MSM spinning it as Romney is, by extension, attacking Hillary (since she's the one who took responsibility).

Then they can go with the meme that Romney hates women.

I'm not suggesting Romney tap-dance around the issue. Just that he needs to be careful how he presents it, since the Obama lackeys in the media will look for any opportunity to pounce and help Obama score political points.

189 posted on 10/16/2012 9:48:30 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: All

Rush’s opening monologue was brilliant and required listening for anyone who either didn’t live through or has forgotten the Clintonian 90’s.

In true Clinton fashion, Hillary took the responsibility but not the blame.

Rush then proceeded to present a primer of Hillary’s crimes and misdeeds from the beginning right on through. Remember Billy Dale, just for one?


190 posted on 10/16/2012 9:52:28 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Owl558
I don't think so. Too many will be soothed by Hillary's taking responsibility, which is essentially a diversion from the real issues which is 0bama's comments following the attack and the other question, "Why was Stevens there on 9/11 if security wasn't?". Mitt needs to remind America that this is a pattern with this regime. Calling the Ft. Hood shooting 'workplace violence' is another example of 0bama's diversion from truth.

0bama stacks lies upon lies in an attempt to bury the obvious. Romney needs to expose this pattern, evident during 'Fast & Furious' too.

191 posted on 10/16/2012 10:11:43 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: livius

With Hillary and the Huma connection, and the way Obama has abandoned any sense of being an American and helping AMerican interests, I still think it is bigger than a Democrat power struggle or feud. Having said that, I can see Bill attempting to get to the top of whatever power could be orchestrating all this. I do agree Hillary does wilt in the presence of Obama. You never saw this with any conservative she was up against.


192 posted on 10/16/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“...Hillary’s taking responsibility...is essentially a diversion from the real issues...”

We agree. Romney has a chance to bypass the media tonight. We’ll see what he does soon enough.


193 posted on 10/16/2012 12:07:18 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: PilotDave

Okay. Why is she still on the payroll?

Resign or be fired, Bitch!


194 posted on 10/16/2012 5:27:24 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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