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The buck stops at Foggy Bottom?
Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2012 | By Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 10/16/2012 6:24:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

On the eve of the second of the presidential debates all hell broke loose. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, from Peru no less and safely after the evening news broadcasts here in the United States, announced that she takes “responsibility” for the Benghazi security debacle. It was intentionally left vague for what part of the fiasco she was taking responsibility (e.g. refusing to send Marine guards, not alerting the president that Libya had become an al-Qaeda-infested, non-functioning state).

In one fell swoop she ensured that Libya will be front and center in the debate and potentially for the rest of the campaign.

Clinton was forced to walk the plank for a cowardly president who should have stepped forward to take the blame. The buck stops, in Obama’s administration, at Foggy Bottom and not at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Clinton supporters, in this version, must surely be enraged. She’s being forced to take a bullet while Obama (not to mention all the incompetent men around him who didn’t see this coming and messed up on the post-attack storyline) escapes blame.

However, there is another way to read the Clinton statement. Frankly, no one believes she is responsible. She gets the gold star for being the loyal underling.

Whether you look at Hillary Clinton as a chump or a brilliant political player, the Libya debacle is now unmistakably the No. 1 story. It is now more than a foreign policy blunder. It is more than a tale of presidential deceit. It’s a pot boiler about revenge, blame and rivalry. No one is better at stirring that cauldron than the Clintons. And they have served up an irresistible brew for the media. All done from Peru.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; libya

1 posted on 10/16/2012 6:24:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Eastwood's monologue becomes more appropriate every day.

I can't even imagine what Obama has on her....and Bubba.

2 posted on 10/16/2012 6:26:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
No one is better at stirring that cauldron than the Clintons. And they have served up an irresistible brew for the media. All done from Peru.

Excellent analysis .... and I believe Obama got out-slicked by the Slickmeister. The day before the debate.

3 posted on 10/16/2012 6:29:20 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Sacajaweau

Obama has nothing on the Clintons. They are falling on the sword for Obama.

When will we realize these democrats are ALL the same like cultists, doing everything for the “cause”, lie , hide news, cheat, ruin their own careers for this Obama creep and for socialism. their cause is socialism.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 6:30:45 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The buck stops with this communist, Muslim piece of crap called Obama. It is responsible for this and the terrible economy, lowest % of adults working ever, greatest debt ever etc.
5 posted on 10/16/2012 6:32:52 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

IMHO, the most important part of Hillary’s empty mea culpa came at the end when she referred to the situation in the Mid East as “deteriorating.” With that, she intentionally handed the Repubs the ammunition to gut Obama’s convention claim of being a foreign policy genius.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: Sacajaweau

Not that I want to help Hillary or anything but we really need to find some clips from the democrat primary of 08 when she and Obama were arguing over who was ready to answer the 3AM phone call.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 6:36:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Hell hath no fury......”


8 posted on 10/16/2012 6:37:06 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I think what happened is this- b. hussein (mmm mmm mmm) has been saying that HIS foreign policy has been working, that Osama's dead, al-Queda and the Taliban are gone, and that his message of hugs and kisses to the Middle East was working. When the WH started getting warning signs that there was going to be an attack on 9/11, they poopoo'ed it because they believed their own propaganda.

so, when al-Queda attacked OUR soil in Benghazi and slaughtered OUR Ambassador and three others, they went into coverup mode. They thought they could get away with blaming some obscure Youtube video and run out the clock until b. hussein (mmm mmm mmm) was re-elected.

However, the coverup (like all coverups) tend to unravel pretty quickly. Suddenly, people were looking at timelines and seeing what was being said. Not only that, but Mitt Romney's stellar debate performance only focused voters on the Incompetocracy currently running the White House.

Now, Mrs. Bill Clinton is taking the fall.... what's her angle?

9 posted on 10/16/2012 6:38:10 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I was just wondering if this heroic woman would order her security detail to protect her without any ammunition for their weapons?


10 posted on 10/16/2012 6:38:38 AM PDT by rocksblues (Being a Liberal means never having to mean it when you apologize.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hillary Clinton Ad - 3 AM White House Ringing Phone

11 posted on 10/16/2012 6:40:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rurgan; Sacajaweau

“....their cause is socialism.”

Yes, I was thinking of responding to Sacajaweau’s post with something to the effect the Democrat Party is on the line in this battle, and the Clinton’s still need it LOL. I really hadn’t completed the thought yet, but hopefully you get my joke here. My serious joke actually.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 6:41:13 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anyone who believes that Hillary will be thrown under the bus or that her acceptance of responsibility is a big deal should have their head examined.
What responsibility is Hillary really accepting? What are the consequences for her? Why did she wait over a month to make this statement? Why didn’t she testify at the congressional hearing rather than sending out Lamb and Kennedy? Why wasn’t Hillary on the five Sunday shows instead of Rice? Are the American people that stupid that they can believe her sham acceptance of responsibility?

This is all political theater. The timing couldn’t be more clear the day before the Presidential debate. And exactly what does Hillary have to lose? She is now the heroine protecting her boss who will help her political ambitions in 2016. Where are the calls now for her to resign if she really wants to accept responsibility? Or why doesn’t she offer her resignation?

Obama is not hiding behind Hillary. They are partners in crime. Hillary knows that there will be no consequences for her and Obama can just continue to blame everyone for his failures. No doubt that Hillary is helping Obama and that she knows that the intelligence community is pissed off at Biden for blaming them. Hillary is trying to calm the intelligence community and prevent leaks.

The State Department was in real time communication with the consulate as events went down. They had reports from the 25 or so survivors who escaped. They were debriefed right after they left Libya. Yet, Hillary at the Andrews AFB ceremony honoring the four killed in Benghazi blamed the video. The ceremony was held on Friday, September 14th two days before Rice went on the five Sunday shows.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The buck stops at Foggy Bottom?

I thought after Hillary took up residence there, they named it "Fatty Bottom"?

14 posted on 10/16/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hard to even guess at an honest reason for Hillary Clinton to claim ownership of the Libyan tragedy. Murdered US ambassador and the other US citizens trying to save him. Why would she cover for this administration? Clintons do not do anything political just willy nilly. They may gain in ways known only to themselves but Obama for sure cannot count on them being concerned about his best interests. .
For all of the democrat concern for women, this latest excuse for Obama not being on the job, CIC after all, lays the blame on Hillary Clinton. Obama also sent out women on the Sunday TV shows to lie and cover for him and his neglect of duty to preserve and protect this country.
I could be embarrassed for the women who have allowed themselves to be used so shamelessly except that they are democrats and play the political power game to advance themselves just as do their opposite sex. Party over country every time.
15 posted on 10/16/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America and the Republic for which is stands.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Where was Obama on 9-11?


16 posted on 10/16/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In the debate tonight, Romney should say something like: “I appreciate Secretary Clinton stepping up and taking responsibility for this fiasco. She is exhibiting the courage of a leader. But, Mr. President, as President Truman said, the buck stops with the president. This is your administration and you should not expect a subordinate to bear the responsibility for this this.”

Such a statement would not only make O look like the bozo he his, but would hit a nerve among independents, especially women voters.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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To: kabar

,,,,,aaaaand Obamacrooks are steering attention away from lying to the world about that video causing “riots”, apologies, aaaaand....


18 posted on 10/16/2012 7:11:52 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Frankly, no one believes she is responsible. She gets the gold star for being the loyal underling."


19 posted on 10/16/2012 7:14:40 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hillery Clinton D. Peru

What crafty weasels, out of the country, past prime time
she mouths a few words and every thing is better?

Who hired her?

Yes, that’s who I mean.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mountainfolk
Hard to even guess at an honest reason for Hillary Clinton to claim ownership of the Libyan tragedy

Not hard for me. I spent 28 years as a Foreign Service Officer. Someone had to sign a security wavier for the "interim" facility in Benghazi that housed the consulate. This had to be done by either the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, Eric Boswell, the Undersecretary for Management, Patrick Kennedy, or the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. I wish someone would ask to see that written wavier, which is required.

Why would she cover for this administration?

See my post #13. They a partners in crime. They are covering for one another.

21 posted on 10/16/2012 7:29:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: mountainfolk

“For all of the democrat concern for women, this latest excuse for Obama not being on the job, CIC after all, lays the blame on Hillary Clinton.”

Just what does Hillary gain by taking the blame? If Zero is re-elected he’ll shred the Constitution with E.O.s and become dictator for life. Hillary fought him before, she’ll be wet toast in his future plans. I suspect Obama has the goods on her and she wants to stay out of jail.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 7:32:06 AM PDT by kitkat
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