Skip to comments.Clinton says Benghazi consulate security was her responsibility (Foxnews today)
Posted on 10/16/2012 2:09:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
LIMA, Peru U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated on Tuesday her statement taking sole responsibility for security at all of America's diplomatic missions, an attempt to clear a political obstacle for her boss, President Barack Obama ahead of his second debate with Republican Mitt Romney.
"I take responsibility," Clinton said in a written statement. "I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world (at) 275 posts."
She would not answer questions on her statement.
With only weeks before the presidential election, outrage has crystallized around Vice President Joe Biden's claim in last week's debate with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan that "we weren't told" about requests for extra security at the consulate where assailants killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Congressional hearings revealed that the State Department was aware of, and rejected, several requests for increased security in Benghazi. Spokesmen for both the State Department and the White House took pains Friday to make clear that Biden's "we" referred to the White House, where such requests would not go.
Clinton backed up Biden's assertion. "The president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals," she said Monday.
Three separate investigations into the attack are being conducted: an FBI probe into the deaths of the four Americans, an independent inquiry by a panel appointed by Clinton and the congressional hearings.
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She repeated what she said yesterday....got to find that American Thinker thread on the price she is asking.
Will she resign?
I love what Sununu said on Fox - she wasn’t thrown under the bus, she crawled under it.
She wasn’t thrown; she didn’t crawl. Hitlery JUMPED in front of the bus to save Obozo. Unlike Presidents with backbone, Obozo will NEVER take personal responsiblility for the lives lost as a result of his (lack of) leadership.
Well she was planning on stepping down soon anyway. Looks like she got screwed big time on this one. Nobody messes with the black widow in the White Hut, that the Kenyan reports to, and I’m not referring to the part time gardener. :)
Let’s see. She giving a press conference out of the country where no questions are allowed and due to business she can’t appear before congress. Charlene (butch) Lamb seems to be the one up for sacrifice on the progressive altar. I wonder what relationship Lamb has with G4S security firm (you know the contractor that failed at the London Olympics), or is that one of the Clinton overseas companies?
She has calculated that BO is about to lose and she wants to make a mark. IIRC she had already indicated that she was not going to be SOS in a second Obama term.....this is all about timing.
She’s just dragging this out - getting the most political run for the money. Her resignation will be regarded as another ‘courageous, Statesman-like’ act. Prepping for another shot at POTUS.
She has four years to get rejuvination therapy and cosmetic repairs - because she sure looks worn out.
Where is her resignation? She hasn’t taken responsibility for anything. When one shows incompetence at the highest levels, then one is fired. Why hasn’t the boss fired someone who has admittedly failed at her job?
The fact is that this was a total meltdown of security PRECAUTIONS and not one of funding or capability. If they are trying to say that NOBODY in the chain of command from Benghazi to Washington was capable of recognizing that a clear and present security issue existed at this Consulate is ABSOLUTELY cause for Hillary to go and the current administration to start packing.
It is part and parcel to what we have been screaming from the high hills all along. 4 full length feature films have been made about this administrations unwillingness or inability to HAVE A REALISTIC VIEW OF THE WORLD AS IT IS. Not what they believe but what it actually IS.
The Benghazi debacle is part and parcel to a top down , liberal left wing, dumb as a box of rocks , view of the world as something that one can always negotiate with.
IF AN OPPONENTS STATED (ad infinem) GOAL IS TO PHYSICALLY DESTROY YOU , YOU ARE LEFT WITH BUT 2 OPTIONS. Be destroyed or destroy your opponent. Pretty darn simple. What you will not be successful at is trying to teach democratic principles , (in a few short years) to a population that has 900ad as it's permanent starting point.
She needs to resign now! Four people are dead because she refused to protect them.
Obama and the Admin still lied to cover it up.
That’s how one demonstrates that one takes responsibility for a catastrophic and fatal failure: by resigning.
Holding breath here...
One, the failure to provide adequate security.
Two, the failure to respond adequately when the consulate was under attack.
Posted on Tue 16 Oct 2012 13:53:03 PDT by Makana
Benghazi Attack disrupted Major CIA Operation: Attack allegedly directed against CIA Operatives and Contractors
It would be a good guess to surmise that some underling in her hazy “security” reference would have to unwillingly fall on his sword for Hillary & Barack. If necessary, as it was in the case of Billy Dale and his family, the unfortunate underling and his whole family will be on the line - complete with a visit from the IRS for the next three years to insure he doesn’t squawk and reveal too much at having to “sacrifice” for Hillary & Barack. - She has been very good all along at being pretty coldblooded. She’s gonna go down in history with George Washington or bust a gut (preferably somebody else’s gut) trying. (President Washington is spinning in his grave.)
Since she sees herself as a FAILURE !
So when is she going to tender her resignation ?
Since she sees herself as a FAILURE !
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Freeper Editorial | 16 Oct 12 | Xzins
Posted on Tue 16 Oct 2012 10:35:03 PDT by xzins
Reporter Question: You say you dont want to play a blame game, but certainly theres a blame game going on in Washington. In fact, during the presidential debate, Vice President Biden said We didnt know. White House officials calling around saying Hey, this is a state department function. Are they throwing you under the bus?
Oh, of course not, you know -- look I take responsibility.
Im in charge of the state department 60,000+ people all over the world, 275 posts.
Uhh..the president and the vice-president , uh, certainly wouldnt be uhh knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals.
Theyre the ones that weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision.
Reporter Question: The intelligence community initially called it a protest. The state department never did. And you never did. This is where it now stands and as you know republicans are charging that this was a cover up (Hillary laughs) Was this a rush to judgment or was it bad intelligence as Vice President Biden suggests?
Huh? Hillbilly never said it was because of the "video?" She was the first to use the "video" as an excuse for muzzie rioting.
Hillbilly tweeted about it on Sept. 11th using the Cairo embassy Twitter account. (You might recall Romney condemning it and the press going crazy on him.) AFAIK the Cairo embassy tweets were the first instance of an apology for the "video."
Senior administration official: The Cairo embassys statement does not reflect the view of the U.S. government; Update: Romney calls embassy statement disgraceful
The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.
The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government, a senior administration official told POLITICO
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.
Not to mention...
Obama and Hillary Apologize for Free Speech on Pakistani TV ($70,000 taxpayer-funded ad) Sept. 20, 2012
Which immediately resulted in this...
Pakistan: 17 killed in anti-Islam film protests Sept. 21, 2012