Skip to comments.Clinton: 'I take responsibility' for security ahead of Benghazi attack
Posted on 10/15/2012 6:25:00 PM PDT by bryan999
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.
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Will Hillary resign?
She can kiss 2016 goodbye.
Falling on the sword a day before the debate. Interesting. For a Klinton, must be a angle.
She can’t be responsible. She reports to the illegal alien from Kenya. It’s still his responsibility. She works for him. She is his employee.
I wonder if PRESIDENT Bush would have let Condi Rice fall on her sword to save his @$$. I doubt it. PRESIDENT Bush is an American. Americans don’t play that sh*t.
That’s it. Don’t expect any details.
The media will go along with theb ruse - “Let’s move on, that’s old news.”
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and doing it from half a world away....
Oh what the second “black president” must have on the first “black president”! One can only wonder.
Obamas effort to blame Hillary for the debacle in Lybia is the death knell for his campaign. Its not because of his unwillingness to accept responsibility, its because he has just given every hard core liberal woman a reason not to vote for him, he has thrown the leader of their cause under the bus. Obama is not only losing more independents, he is losing liberal democrat women. They may not vote for Romney, but hey wont be voting for Obama either. Her “acceptance of responsibility” will only magnify this shift.
Who is responsible for ignoring the real-time feed coming from the burning consulate?
Then why was Stevens in Benghazi in the first place, Hillary? Do you always send your people to dangerous places with no security on 9/11?
Now we know why Obama had that emergency meeting with Hillary last week.
Amazed, but wryly smiling....
What did Obama know and when did he learn it?
I think you're premature in that assessment.
She's the first, the only, official to take any responsibility for any of the Benghazi business.
As such, it enhances and burnishes her credibility and draws a very stark distinction, only days before the election, between her and Obama.
Brilliantly played Hillary.
She “took responsibility” then immediately said the decision on security in Bengazi was made by security experts in her Department. That’s a cop-out. Four people died. If she’s responsible she needs to resign.
Candy Crowley said Im not a fly on the wall. I hope big butt Hillary isn’t one either. If one or the other landed lit on a wall, the wall would quickly become a FLOOR.
“Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions......????????????????”
WOW!, Just WOW!
I always thought he Secretary of State and the Dept. of State were under the authority of the Chief Executive. This is the first time I have heard that the SOS sets all our foreign policy decisions.
Oh, well. It’s just another thing that Obama outsources to someone else. At least Hilary is a US citizen.
If Obama tries to skewer Romney tomorrow with outsourcing jobs overseas, all Romney needs to reply is, “Well, you have outsourced our space program to Russia, and now have abdicated responsibility for the Dept. of State. Are there any other things the voters should know about outsourcing in the White House?”
So, we can add four more dead people to Hillary’s resume. We should have known Vince Foster would re-surface.
Yes. What guts, and nerve she has speaking of empowering Women’s rights in S.A. The Middle East. Not so much. Then again, they both have the same goal in mind. Control , and power, at any cost.
” - - - Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions.”
Hilly is proving to be a better man than either Millionaire Obama or Multi-Millionaire Biden.
BTW, just what does Obama actually do at the White House?
Maybe Hill can “put some ice on it”.
Good to see you, gaijin.
The GOP made a mistake by not putting her under oath and locking in her lies.
Obama hiding behind a skirt.
I’ve been expecting something from the Clintons. I think this will only hurt Obama.
I don’t think it’s premature, more like leading prediction. I can’t see her trying to become the commander in chief when she admits that she refused to let the Marines have ammo for their weapons, refused to post a security guard at the Benghazi US post, and did absolutely nothing while the attack went on for six hours and she and the state department monitored it. She used to talk about being ready for the 3 am wakeup call, well she slept in. I predict she’ll retire to be a guest college lecture next year.
I don’t think so. She’s doing this over a month after the event, after saying just about everything else in the universe first, going with whatever line was being fed out of the White House or spewed by Susan Rice.
Even so, she pinned the blame on an unnamed underling as if this were just a slip-up. She took no responsibility for the policy that created the situation in the first place (and of course, it isn’t her policy; she just does what Valerie Jarrett and the gang, speaking through the mouth of Obama, tell her to do).
She doesn’t look credible at all, especially doing this from outside the country - just before a crucial presidential debate where everybody knows the issue is probably going to be brought up.
Not only does it make her look weak and foolish, it makes Obama look even weaker and more cowardly than he is.
If she’s going down, will she take Obama with her?
“If shes going down, will she take Obama with her?”
That is an excellent question.
She took Responsibility and in the Next sentence Blames SECURITY PROFESSIONALS who assess security for the Consulates. Well Hillary, who Hires Security professionals who will not send Marines anywhere in Libya,and then Hire Feb 17th Brigade Muslims for security and tell them Not to Put Bullets in their Guns?
If she accepts Responsiblity when is the Party for Her retirement? What are the Consequences for this Massive Incompetence,Intentional lying to the American People and Massive FAILURE?
Oh real tough Consequences,similar to the Ones Janet Reno Got for Burning alive all those Men Women and Children at Waco. NONE
All the Bastards in Washington who will give this Bitch a Pass Now should Be fired
This does not explain why the President Obama, VP Biden, Clinton and Susan Rice (plus others) blamed the video for 2 weeks.
You are exactly correct! Hillary just cut him off at the knees. She made him look like a wimpy girlie-man. Hillary just cost him the election.