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In Public Letter, GOP Senators Won’t Let White House Off Hook For Benghazi ^ | October 16th, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 10/16/2012 8:30:17 AM PDT by Qbert

Republican Senate Armed Services Committee members Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) slammed President Barack Obama’s administration after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed the blame for the lack of security that lead to the death of the American ambassador in Libya on 9/11/12. The senators said that Clinton’s claim of full responsibility is a signal that “the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever.”

The senators say that Clinton’s claim of responsibility is laudable, but there is no way for the White House to escape ultimate responsibility for the failure of intelligence and proper security preparation that lead to the fatal attack on the Benghazi consulate.

If the President was truly not aware of this rising threat level in Benghazi, then we have lost confidence in his national security team, whose responsibility it is to keep the President informed. But if the President was aware of these earlier attacks in Benghazi prior to the events of September 11, 2012, then he bears full responsibility for any security failures that occurred. The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the Commander-in-Chief. The buck stops there.

The letter also makes it clear that the president bears responsibility for members of his administration promoting the idea that a YouTube video was responsible for an attack when it has become clear that there was not even a protest in front of the consulate before the 9/11 attack.

Read the full letter here.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazisecurity; gopletter; gopstatement; hillaryclinaton; hillaryclinton; hillarysfault; lindseygrahammccain; obama
Don't know where this McCain fellow was four years ago, but he's spot on...
1 posted on 10/16/2012 8:30:24 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Obama's hiding behind Hillary's fat ass!

What a wuss!

2 posted on 10/16/2012 8:32:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Qbert

Let them off the hook?

These are vile criminals, connivers of the worst sort.

The president of the united states and the secrtary of state are worms in the dirt.

They deserve no such mercy. What they deserve is prison cells fo rthe rest of their lives.

3 posted on 10/16/2012 8:34:06 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Qbert

Yes, exactly. The McCain of four years ago doesn’t seem to be the McCain of today...

I’m really glad they’re keeping up the heat on Bambi. This stunt with having Hillary pretend to take “full responsibility” (for something she didn’t even control, that is, policy) is backfiring in a big way and making Obama look even more foolish and/or evil than he did before.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by livius
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To: Qbert

I guess I don’t get what it means to take “full responsibility”.

If she said, “I take full responsibility for what happened in Benghazi and it is also clear that I am incompetent in my position as a result of what happened. In an effort to protect our other diplomats, I will be resigning my position as Sec. of State immediately and will be replaced by Chuck Norris.”

Then I would get it.

5 posted on 10/16/2012 8:55:30 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Qbert
Oh no, Obama has lost the confidence of Graham and McCain!

This is the worst. day. ever. Hope it doesn't affect his golf game.

6 posted on 10/16/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: Qbert

They’re instructing the President of the United States of America about his responsibilities? They are reminding him of the long-held, formal and customary obligations of his office? Now?

How pathetic.

These are the same guys who have been rolling over for this creep for 4 years... they are as much to blame as HE is.

7 posted on 10/16/2012 8:56:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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Hey give the guy a break, at least he studied up on his debate homework for tonight's debate. Sarcasm.

I guess his next excuse for the reason of his failed presidency is that he didn't like preparing for it or to study like he didn't like to study or do his homework in the 1st debate.

Obama's war on women : Blame it on Hillary.
8 posted on 10/16/2012 9:10:56 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

“Bush’s dog ate my homework!”

9 posted on 10/16/2012 9:13:22 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“...and then I ate him!

10 posted on 10/16/2012 9:51:37 AM PDT by princeofdarkness ( Nobama. No more. No way. November 2012.)
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To: TexasCajun
Obama's hiding behind Hillary's fat ass!

If that's the case, it will take years to find him.

11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:12:23 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: super7man
She took responsibility like a bank robber that admits he robbed the bank....but wants to keep the money!

If shes responsible...SHE SHOULD RESIGN!.....end of story!

12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:20:08 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Qbert

Another sternly worded letter from the Arab Spring gang to posture by. They’ll both be fondly embracing Obama as he departs for his final ride oon Air Force One.

13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Qbert; zencycler
Nice little collage of Obama and Hillary and quotes on a timeline:

Obama's Benghazi Lies

Put together by Freeper...zencycler

14 posted on 10/17/2012 1:32:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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