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'What Difference Does It Make!?'Secretary Clinton Gets Heated During Benghazi Hearing
Daily Caller ^ | Alexis Levinsom

Posted on 01/23/2013 8:31:44 AM PST by lbryce

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the misinformation that came out about the Benghazi attacks in their immediate aftermath no longer mattered, saying that the important thing was to find the persons responsible.

Clinton had a heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he questioned her about the initial reports on the motives behind the attacks on the U.S. Embassy that left four Americans dead. Initially, UN Ambassador Susan Rice blamed the attacks on protests over an anti-Muslim video when she appeared on the Sunday shows, apparently speaking off of talking points prepared by the intelligence community.

On Wednesday, Johnson accused her of “purposefully misleading the American people” by blaming nonexistent protests.

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. If it was because of a protest or if it was because guys out for a walk decided to go kill some Americans. What difference does it make?” Clinton shot back in a raised voice.

“It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator. Now, honestly, I will do my best to answer my questions about this but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get the best information … but you know, to be clear, it is from my perspective, less important today looking backward as to why these militants decided to do it, as to find them and bring them to justice, and then maybe we’ll figure out what was going on in the meantime.”

Asked why a phone call was not made to clarify the facts before Amb. Rice went on the Sunday shows, Clinton said that those concerns took a backseat to taking care of the injured.

“I would say that once the assault happened, and once we got our people rescued and out, our most immediate concern was number one, taking care of their injuries…the FBI went over immediately to start talking to them. We did not think it was appropriate for us to speak to them before the FBI conducted their interview, and we did not, I think this is accurate, sir, I certainly did not know of any reports that contradicted the IC talking points at the time that Ambassador Rice went on the TV shows,” Clinton said.

“And you know, I just want to say that when people have accused Amb. Rice and the administration of misleading Americans, I can say trying to be in the middle of this and understanding what was going on, nothing could be further from the truth,” she said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; arrogance; benghazi; benghazihearings; clinton; leonpanetta; libya; soshillary; waronterror
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"What difference does it make"?, Hillay, if you were convicted of perjury spent not enough time in a federal penitentiary for it?

What difference does it make if you were at the embassy at the time and ended up with the same fate as the others?

You see how much fun this little parlor game can be?

What difference does it make is a brilliant political boiler-plate with infinite applications that epitomizes everything the Obama Administration has come to mean, characterize without even the need of having to say it.

1 posted on 01/23/2013 8:31:53 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Yawn , she had plenty of time to be well trained by her handlers


2 posted on 01/23/2013 8:35:30 AM PST by molson209
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To: lbryce

Look H!, we’re trying to nail jello to the wall here, so try you stay still or we’ll have to freeze you with a mirror returning your icy stare.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 8:36:33 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

“Those people are dead and buried! And we covered it up successfully to get the president re-elected! Why are you asking me about this now?? What difference does it make??”


4 posted on 01/23/2013 8:37:10 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: lbryce

“And you know, I just want to say that when people have accused Amb. Rice and the administration of misleading Americans, I can say trying to be in the middle of this and understanding what was going on, nothing could be further from the truth,” she said.

I’m surprised she didn’t Spontaneous combust after that wopper.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 8:38:29 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: lbryce
"...our most immediate concern was number one, taking care of their injuries...."

With all of the millions of gov't workers on the payroll, the gov't can't do two things at once?

6 posted on 01/23/2013 8:38:29 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

What differrence does it make?

I don’t know, let’s ask the families of those left to die.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 8:39:08 AM PST by ryan71
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To: lbryce

Imagine if this had been said..about 40 years ago...

“What diffeence does it make”, if I knew about the break-in or not?? our job is to make sure it does not happen again..

yeah..THAT would have worked REALLY well in the watergate hearings, right??

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired of EVIL having it’s day in our lives anymore....I CAN’T BEGIN TO EVEN SAY WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO!!!


8 posted on 01/23/2013 8:39:27 AM PST by Rca2000 ( Still too shocked to have a tagline....)
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To: cotton1706

It was to be a staged kidnapping with the president organizing a “rescue” as an October surpise.

It went “bad” when the SEALs refused to stand down as ordered.

The kidnappers were angered and tortured and killed the ambassador.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 8:40:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cotton1706

man, did you nail it!


10 posted on 01/23/2013 8:40:32 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: lbryce

A democrat can do anything he or she wants and get away with it especially if that party is in power. And I blame the republicans for allowing them to get that power.

As I’ve said before, the republicans should start voting in lock step with the dems or just go home and let the dems own it all with no one to blame it on.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 8:40:58 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: lbryce

A democrat can do anything he or she wants and get away with it especially if that party is in power. And I blame the republicans for allowing them to get that power.

As I’ve said before, the republicans should start voting in lock step with the dems or just go home and let the dems own it all with no one to blame it on.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 8:41:11 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Paladin2

All of the 70,000 employees of the State Department were at the hospital to assist in the emergency medical treatments.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 8:41:29 AM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: lbryce

My screen name justified. Again.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 8:42:17 AM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: lbryce

Susan Rice be damned.
HILLARY.
The witch stood in front of four coffins and blamed a video. She then joined obamalama wing wong in making an ad to be shown in Pakistan apologizing for said video and no one has had the guts to even mention it.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 8:42:26 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: lbryce
“less important today looking backward as to why these militants decided to do it, as to find them and bring them to justice, and then maybe we’ll figure out what was going on in the meantime.”

Translation - I got those guys killed but don't worry about that, look over here.

16 posted on 01/23/2013 8:42:35 AM PST by ryan71
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To: Paladin2

“their injuries...”

Whose, where are they, where are their testimonies of what was going on, etc.????


17 posted on 01/23/2013 8:43:38 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: lbryce
Secretary Clinton Gets Heated During Benghazi Hearing

Thumbing her elitist nose at our four murdered, fellow Americans. Utterly disgusting.

18 posted on 01/23/2013 8:43:51 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: lbryce

The administration claims that al-Qaeda has been “decimated.” In other words, its numbers have been reduced by only ten percent. Is this something to boast about?


19 posted on 01/23/2013 8:44:04 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: lbryce

Not good for the witch. Any memorable quote will remind the public of her incompetence well into the future. Of course, the Leftist operatives posing as journalists will try to spin this to her favor, but that still draws more attention to a losing issue.
This proves that our best strategy is attack, attack and it works on Leftists.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 8:44:36 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: MrB

I totally agree. It was a botched plan of some kind. That’s the only explanation for the lack of security.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 8:45:24 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

To quote the Vice President, “It’s a BFD.”


22 posted on 01/23/2013 8:46:36 AM PST by roj (Fenwick Island is great this time of year)
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To: lbryce

She was showered in kisses by the Dems. Really tough appearance. Except for McCain and Rubio, she got away scott free.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 8:47:15 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: lbryce

I like the Henry Kissinger look. It is clear why these people love Hollywood so much. Bunch of debased actors.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 8:47:34 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Rca2000
So true. Watergate was nothing compared to the scandal here. Its main effect was a massive turnover in congress in the 1974 elections and a few million dead Indochinese.

And a phony hero codenamed "Deep Throat" who turned out to be nothing more than a petty bureaucrat who was p*ssed off because he didn't get the promotion which he thought he deserved and wanted revenge.

The arrogance of these powerful lefties and their media Lewenskis never ceases to astound me.

25 posted on 01/23/2013 8:47:34 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lbryce
Dearest Hildabeast, The difference it made, sweetie, is that because you were free to sell that bogus misdirection story about a video, both you and the rest of the Obama hierarchy were able to buy sufficient time TO GET PAST THE ELECTION to be able to claim that you were not accountable for a foreign policy disaster that arose directly because of your leftist ideology.

The American people had an absolute right to truthful and accurate information upon which to cast their votes. You denied the people that right, by lying to them about it. That makes the President's re-election a fraud (among a host of other reasons). Deliberate fraud in the performance of an office is a high crime, an impeachable offense.

Therefore, you will give us answers and, please, cut the snark. It won't work.

26 posted on 01/23/2013 8:47:41 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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“when people have accused Amb. Rice and the administration of misleading Americans........”

That’s pretty slick, a white person trying to use the black race as a sheild and subliminally acusing racisim.

27 posted on 01/23/2013 8:48:39 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: lbryce

What difference does it make that we told a blatant lie about a cheesy video no-one saw causing a spontaneous demonstration which killed four Americans?


28 posted on 01/23/2013 8:49:02 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: lbryce

The difference is that your administration’s first response was to imprison an American citizen for exercising his right to free speech, and then to apologize for our citizen’s behavior to the UN. Your administration blamed one of it’s own citizens before even thinking about protecting it’s citizens.

That that we’ve learned it was a terrorist attack, has that citizen been released? Has Obama stood before the UN demanding justice on behalf of America, it’s citizens and it’s ambassador?


29 posted on 01/23/2013 8:49:38 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: All

she spent her adult life with a man that lies more often than he blinks. She has had excellent teaching in this regard.
She knows how to throw dust and obfuscate like the best of them.

Did I lie, sure but WHO CARES?? CHILDREN ARE DYING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FROM HUNGER AND GUNS AND YOU HAVE THE TEMERITY TO ASK ME THESE QUESTIONS AND WASTE VALUABLE TIME ON SOMETHING THIS INCONSEQUENTIAL.. YOU MIGHT WANT TO HURT ME, BUT I WON’T SIT HERE AND LISTEN TO YOU BADMOUTH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.. GENTLEMEN (her entourage stands up and leaves while humming the national anthem)


30 posted on 01/23/2013 8:50:23 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: lbryce

Who else but a Lib can “take full responsibility” and then suffer no punishment? Hillary continues to sicken me.


31 posted on 01/23/2013 8:51:02 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: lbryce

Where are the 25-30 ‘rescued’ people?


32 posted on 01/23/2013 8:52:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: grumpygresh
Of course, the Leftist operatives posing as journalists will try to spin this to her favor, but that still draws more attention to a losing issue.

Biden will play this clip in campaign ads during the 2016 primary season.

33 posted on 01/23/2013 8:52:21 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: lbryce

Senator (D) Kizzazz: “Hillary, we adore your taking responsibility for the Benghazi problem. I know you did everything you could, and it’s because the ‘government’ didn’t give you enough money.”

Hillary: “It is someone else’s fault, not mine, and why is this Committee attacking me so much? Why, I remember the old days when this committee would just be nicey, nicey with someone like me, and help do my job by figuring out I should have done, and then just ‘going on’.”


34 posted on 01/23/2013 8:53:26 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: lbryce

If the right thing is done; this woman will be tried for treason.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 8:53:27 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lbryce










THE LIBTARDS WANTED BUSH AND CHENEY IMPEACHED.
36 posted on 01/23/2013 8:54:52 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. If it was because of a protest or if it was because guys out for a walk decided to go kill some Americans. What difference does it make?”

Wow. Really, Wow. It is because we DO have four dead Americans that it makes a difference. We, the American people, have a right to know why no assistance was sent to the embassy as they were being attacked. We, the American people, have a right to know why a man had to disobey orders to help defend one of our embassies and it's staff, that man then giving his life to aid his fellow Americans.

Hillary, same old, same old Clinton lies and spins.

37 posted on 01/23/2013 8:55:00 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Rca2000
our job is to make sure it does not happen again..

Ah, but it pretty much did happen again. Same region, same terrorists.... Algeria ring a bell Hillary?

38 posted on 01/23/2013 8:55:24 AM PST by jersey117
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To: lbryce

Your husband (beard) cheated on you....”What difference does it make”?
This, see you next tuesday is a traitor along with her husband and bath house barry is the worse. All Alinskiets will be hunted down and shot before the war.


39 posted on 01/23/2013 8:55:41 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: lbryce

” Clinton said that those concerns took a backseat to taking care of the injured. “

Too bad the concern to get Rice spinning the White House message about anti-Islam videos on the Sunday talk shows didn’t take a back seat to the injured.


40 posted on 01/23/2013 8:56:32 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: V_TWIN
I’m surprised she didn’t Spontaneous combust after that wopper.

If Hillary Clinton spontaneously combusted after telling a lie; she would have been ashes long ago.

41 posted on 01/23/2013 8:57:09 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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“less important today looking backward as to why these militants decided to do it, as to find them and bring them to justice”

Let it sink in for a moment - just how stupid this statement is.

Just like her hubby’s administration, we are supposed to treat terrorists like criminals, and prosecute them....ignoring the possibility that there may be a large organization behind these foot soldiers. What did that get us? September 11, 2001.


42 posted on 01/23/2013 8:58:02 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: cotton1706

The difference it makes is the people who watch will see how she avoids the questions. Why don’t you just hand in your guns now? You and Glenn Beck might get a cell together.


43 posted on 01/23/2013 8:58:47 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: lbryce

What a vile entitled idiot....Thankfully she is too sick (thyroid) and worn out to run in 2016. Hillary was never any better than Obama. She was an Alinsky follower too. Her foreign policy is a leftist and pro-Islam as Obama


44 posted on 01/23/2013 8:58:47 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: MrB
It was to be a staged kidnapping with the president organizing a “rescue” as an October surpise.

Some intelligence guy/author on TV (can't remember his name) asked the question: what do the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Quaeda have in common? Answer: They both want the blind sheik released. Was it a kidnapping prisoner exchange gone bad?

45 posted on 01/23/2013 8:59:08 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Algeria is the main reason it “makes a difference.” How our administration responded to Benghazi emboldened the terrorists in Algeria.

The Obama administration have told the terrorists they can do whatever they want with no consequences.


46 posted on 01/23/2013 8:59:51 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: lbryce
Not just for you, but for all.
Like I said before.
Military Scramble Order Overseas:
First, I've got over 26 years working in military control towers, most of them as the watch supervisor/crew chief on duty.
Scrambling aircraft to respond to urgent situations normally starts at the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The scramble order comes down through a secured phone call on a direct line.
In the attack on the U.S. embassy on Benghazi, the drone control would have been from MacDill AFB, FL, by U.S. Central Command, and would have been in direct contact, or maybe even remote control to the situation room in the White House.
Watch this 4 minute 48 second video Inside the Situation Room.
The pResident SHOULD HAVE issued to order to scramble fighters to Benghazi, to get there in minimum time.
Then he SHOULD HAVE issued a second order scrambling AC-130 gunships to respond to Benghazi, and have them stand by for more orders. This should have been controlled by the pResident, who should have monitored and responded with guidance from his Situation Room, Read
47 posted on 01/23/2013 9:01:06 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: lbryce
* No Classified Records at the Consulate

* No Knowledge of Gun-Running out of the Consulate

I missed the opening, was this sworn testimony?

48 posted on 01/23/2013 9:01:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: V_TWIN

nothing could be further from the truth-——uh your HUSBAND!


49 posted on 01/23/2013 9:04:04 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: lbryce

She wouldn’t know the truth if it hit her in the face.


50 posted on 01/23/2013 9:06:11 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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