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Clinton: Benghazi was my greatest regret as secretary of state
the cable ^ | 1/29/13 | j rogin

Posted on 01/29/2013 12:18:52 PM PST by bestintxas

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when asked Tuesday to name her most lasting regret from her time as secretary of state, referred to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

"My biggest question to you was, firstly, are you planning on writing your memoirs already? And if you are, following in the footsteps of Madeleine Albright in hers -- where she says that her lasting regret was in Rwanda -- what would you say was your lasting regret?," Clinton was asked by a British Pakistani student during her Tuesday morning "Townterview," one of a number of farewell events she is holding during what will likely be her last week at the State Department.

"Well, certainly the loss of American lives in Benghazi was something that I deeply regret and am working hard to make sure we do everything we can to prevent," Clinton responded. "When you do these jobs, you have to understand at the very beginning that you can't control everything."

Clinton also said there are "terrible situations" playing out in the Congo and Syria and said she wished there were clear paths for the international community to solve those crises as well.

"But I take away far more positive memories," she said. "And yes, I will write a memoir. I don't know what I'll say in it yet."

Tuesday's event at the Newseum was the 59th of Clinton's "Townterviews," a combination of a town hall meeting and an interview, which have become a hallmark of her strategy to engage more with publics, not just governments, during her tenure in Foggy Bottom.

Clinton said there has historically been a lack of international focus on North Africa that is now changing in light of the expanding activity of Islamic militants in that region.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; benghazi; benghazihearings; hillaryhearing; leonpanetta; libya; miserablefailure; soshillary; survivors; waronterror; witnesses
Gee, do you think Ambassador Stevens and the others tortured and murdered would agree with that statement?
1 posted on 01/29/2013 12:18:58 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

How about the illegal war against Kaddafi, which put the terrorists into power and set Benghazi up?

Or how about handing Egypt over to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Still take pride in those accomplishments, Hildabeast?


2 posted on 01/29/2013 12:22:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bestintxas
Are my eyes deceiving me? Has she just admitted that both she and her boss were lying through their teeth about the incident until well after the election?
3 posted on 01/29/2013 12:24:12 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: bestintxas

Had she been working in the private sector, they would have fired her incompetent ass.


4 posted on 01/29/2013 12:25:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: bestintxas

Only in the abstract....


5 posted on 01/29/2013 12:30:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“And yes, I will write a memoir. I don’t know what I’ll say in it yet.” Per Hitlery.

Her accomplishments will be in a book about the size of English culinary skills, German humor, Ozero’s private sector accomplishments and Italian WW2 heros.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 12:30:53 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: bestintxas

I’m sure she has a lot of regret if she can say “What difference does it make”!


7 posted on 01/29/2013 12:32:23 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: bestintxas

I don’t get it, Hillary.
What exactly does she regret? If she didn’t know anything before hand (as she testified) and she doesn’t think her staff did anything wrong what could she have done that she regrets not doing?


8 posted on 01/29/2013 12:33:50 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: cotton1706

What regret should she have, like Lindsey Graham said, “She got away with murder”, Now she regrets it?

I truely hope that all this comes back to haunt her BIG TIME when she tries to run for president in 2016.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 12:34:35 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Had she been working in the private sector, they would have fired her incompetent ass.”

True enough, but had she not boinked bubba, she’d never have had a real job. Really...what has she done without the help of bubba and his corrupt buddies?

She is a talentless piece of detritus.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 12:35:49 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: bestintxas
Teflon Hitlery will be the next POTUS. She is well protected by the MSM, plus we all can count on her opponent being a marshmallow.
11 posted on 01/29/2013 12:36:13 PM PST by deadrock
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To: bestintxas

“What difference does it make?”


12 posted on 01/29/2013 12:42:05 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Progov

What she really regrets is that whatever covert plan they had going went bad and people were killed. But “what difference does it make at this point,” Obama was successfully re-elected.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 12:43:09 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: bestintxas
Since she began her public life as a lousy first lady it's appropriate she goes out on a sour note. Here you go Hills:
14 posted on 01/29/2013 12:43:48 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: bestintxas

The Sociopath of State has the right to keep talking. Nothing she says will be used against her. Questions not asked, answers not forthcoming. Microphones for the Marxists. Stages for the socialists. The circus/kabuki theater came and went.

TREASON - in real-time, in-your-face, unquestioned, abetted, continuous, unchallenged, ongoing...

R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods. Condolences to your families. Condolences to your friends.


15 posted on 01/29/2013 1:24:04 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Republicans ran those hearings as a bunch of quislings. Not a single lie, among dozens, was challenged. No follow up questions. Speechifying, praising her, tossing softballs alongside hard questions, so she takes the softballs with 5 minute answers. Graham is calling her a murderer yet he did nothing at her hearing but give a speech. What a disgrace!

And we had three years of hysteria over Valerie Plame.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 1:38:16 PM PST by bukkdems (Polygamy requires thinning the herd of males, unless territory can be conquered.)
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To: bestintxas

17 posted on 01/29/2013 3:35:36 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: bestintxas

http://www.benghazi-truth.blogspot.com/2012/12/gop-house-select-committe-needed.html?m=1

I am not saying I believe EVERYTHING in this blogspot, but where ARE the 20-30 witnesses?


18 posted on 01/29/2013 6:10:04 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Hostages.........


19 posted on 01/29/2013 6:15:42 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Hostages.........

Good correction. I hope they are not now martyrs.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 6:18:18 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: bukkdems

Exactly.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 8:17:20 PM PST by PGalt
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