Skip to comments.Obama says he is 'ultimately' responsible for Benghazi security
Posted on 10/28/2012 7:16:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama says he is 'ultimately' responsible for Benghazi security By Meghashyam Mali - 10/28/12 08:32 AM ET
President Obama on Saturday vowed to hold his administration accountable for Septembers attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying he took ultimate responsibility for any security lapses.
What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didnt do their job, theyll be held accountable, said Obama in an interview with MSNBCs Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, according to a report on that networks website.
Ultimately as Commander-in-Chief I am responsible and I dont shy away from that responsibility," Obama added.
The full interview, conducted after a rally in Nashua, N.H., is slated to air on Monday.
GOP lawmakers and presidential nominee Mitt Romney have hammered the president, accusing the administration of taking too long to identify the attack in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, as an act of terrorism.
In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 assault, White House officials blamed the violence on anti-American anger sparked by a film critical of Islam.
Administration officials, though, say they based their assessments on intelligence available at the time and that subsequent information showed that the attack had been planned.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has also launched a probe questioning why additional security measures were not deployed prior to the attack.
Last week, Issa released diplomatic cables from Libya detailing embassy request for additional security and a sharply worded letter to the president, calling on him to explain if protection for American diplomats was downgraded prior to the assault. Democrats, though, have charged Republicans with politicizing the deaths of the four Americans.
Let them die...Call me in Las Vegas if you need me to re-emphasize, BO
Every time Obozo points out that he is CIC, I throw up a little in my mouth.
How about “directly responsible since I made the call watching the attack in real time but didn’t want to risk the political fallout of possible failure.”
Fox last night guest said Obama was in the loop during the attack and made the decision to NOt send help.
“Responsibility”, REAL responsibility is not just a word. It has a flip side: Consequences.
If he is the one responsible, he bears the brunt of the fallout. But I don’t think he sees it that way.
Would there have been a different outcome had the ambassador been black?
Yeah, right O’Bozo. Just like you were gonna prosecute all the evil Wallstreet guys. LOSER
Who will be the one to take one for the team?
He’s responsible? Yeah, but with a Democrat those are only words. If this were a Republican administration, there would already have been a slew of very high level resignations. Possibly including the President.
Barry, why don’t you shut the **** up and turn yourself in at GITMO.
But, it is not my fault. If Bush had not left me such a big mess, I, uh, uh, ah, could have made them love me the way they were suppose to.
As this finally begins to leak out (6+ weeks later) the Demoncrats poll numbers are crashing on the foreign policy issues. Obama may just have killed his own chances along with the 4 Americans he deserted.
Good, then fire yourself. I don’t see him claiming responsibility, just splattering blame.
When is Obasturd and his entire corrupt administration going to be arrested for murder?!?!?!
So......he watched this play out in real time and did not issue an order to go get those poor Americans come hell or high water. I would love to hear him explain it all.
The Media is part of the Obama coverup machine. They are going to look even more foolish when Romney wins.
he means “responsible” the way all libs mean it - where there are no actual consequences to them for accepting that responsibility.