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Clinton: Benghazi Won’t Affect Whether I Run For President
CBS ^ | Feburay 1, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 02/01/2013 12:32:57 PM PST by yoe

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is leaving office with a slap at critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. She told The Associated Press that critics of the administration’s handling of the attack don’t live in an “evidence-based world” and their refusal to “accept the facts” is unfortunate and regrettable for the political system.

In her last one-on-one interview before she steps down on Friday, Clinton told the AP that the attack in Benghazi was the low point of her time as America’s top diplomat. But she suggested that the furor over the assault would not affect whether she runs for president in 2016.

[snip] An independent panel she convened to look into the incident was scathing in its criticism of the State Department and singled out four officials for serious management and leadership failures. But it also determined that there was no guarantee that extra personnel could have prevented the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans. Clinton herself was not blamed, although she has said she accepted responsibility for the situation.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; hillary2016; hillaryexitspeech; hillaryspeech; leonpanetta; libya; waronterror
Clinton faced a barrage of hostile questions about Benghazi from Republican lawmakers..." and shoulder pats, hugs and other kiss ups from the Progressives providing the most disgusting Dog and Pony Show in years and still no truth as to why Benghazi happened. (Obama is skipping the light fantastic). The MSM is already forcing their Socialist choice for 2016 pres. on the public. The MSM Failed/refused to vet Obama - the vetting of Hillary MUST not be swept under the rug...starting with Arkansas and her spectacular lies up to now. Expose this of this woman who would be king and expose those who are pushing her and why....it is not America.
1 posted on 02/01/2013 12:33:03 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

It won’t affect her run.

The Republicans handed her the opportunity to run instead of trashing her and tearing her down about Benghazi so that she would never be able to return to politics. They should have Chuck Hagel-ed her. Instead they high-fived her.

This woman stood by her husband when he BURNED CHILDREN ALIVE at Waco. Then he got re-elected. That’s all that needs to be said.

Dan Quayle mis-spelled “potato” and it ruined his political career. POTATO?!?

Hill-Dawg got people killed?!?


2 posted on 02/01/2013 12:39:17 PM PST by Noamie
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To: yoe
hillarywhatdoesitmatteratthispointclinton......don’t live in an “evidence-based world” and their refusal to “accept the facts” NOT WAY ON THIS PLANET YOU COULD LIVE/DEAL WITH THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT YOURSELF AND THIS ADMINISTRATION. LIES IS THE ONLY WAY YOU ALL SURVIVE.
3 posted on 02/01/2013 12:40:11 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: yoe

I listened to an NPR examination of Hillary during moring edition this morning. They talked of her as a conservative republican would talk of Reagan. They actually included her “it doesn’t matter” quote as a positive for her. They are clueless.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 12:41:10 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: yoe

She must be throwing more blood clots.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 12:43:38 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Noamie

She won’t run. It’s gonna be a long and scary four years, and she is not outa the woods regarding her failing brain. You can stick a fork in her. That is, unless she is the head injury spoken of in Revelation.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 12:43:53 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: yoe
Glossy State Department Magazine publishes cover story on Benghazi in Dec 2011, written by a Benghazi Special Agent. Names other agents.

State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12 ...

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7 posted on 02/01/2013 12:46:52 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: yoe
Adios, suckers! I'm off to plan my run for 2016.

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8 posted on 02/01/2013 12:53:03 PM PST by greenhornet68
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To: yoe

In 2016, the most endangered species will be anyone standing between Princess BloodClot and The Oval Office.

I fully expect to hear about more “accidents” and “suicides” in the next few years.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 12:58:37 PM PST by LadyBuck (Illegal aliens are like sperm. Millions get in but only one works....)
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To: yoe
What's a few more bodies buried in the foundation of Hillary's ambitions?
10 posted on 02/01/2013 12:59:32 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: yoe

It didn’t affect the election either, BECAUSE SHE, OBAMA, RICE AND THE NEWS MEDIA ALL CONSPIRED TO COVER-UP THE NATURE OF THE ATTACK!! Notice how the White House IMMEDIATELY called the terrorist attack in Turkey today a “TERRORIST ATTACK”? Must not be an election coming up, huh?


11 posted on 02/01/2013 12:59:54 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: cuban leaf
You can stick a fork in her.

The hell you say.

YOU can stick a fork in her; I'm not going near.

12 posted on 02/01/2013 1:00:22 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: yoe

Of course. The public has its head up its a$$ and won’t remember Benghazi. When the election comes around, the media will sanitize it for the short memory people who think Benghazi is an ointment for sore muscles.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 1:00:36 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: cuban leaf
“it doesn’t matter” quote as a positive for her. They are clueless.

They're not clueless, they're right. To the people that will elect her, it doesn't.

14 posted on 02/01/2013 1:01:40 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: LadyBuck

“I fully expect to hear about more “accidents” and “suicides” in the next few years.”

Let’s hope its her own.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 1:01:51 PM PST by Mashood
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To: yoe
Both Hillary! and Obama have blood on their hands. But Big Media constantly runs interference for them so all we hear are crickets. I am so embarrassed that the majority of Americans have been so dumbed down that they are blissfully unaware of the truth. My morning news channel (NBC affiliate) actually spends 10 minutes of their morning 'news' show updating the viewers about 'the voice' or 'the biggest loser'passing it off as news! How far we have fallen! How much further can we descend before we crash?
16 posted on 02/01/2013 1:03:00 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Yeah, Clueless is the wrong word. Evil. That is the word I’m looking for.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 1:03:39 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Noamie
The only way she won't get elected is if we have someone that is not afraid to talk about her lies every single day of the campaign. Talk about how she can't be trusted etc.—someone like Ted Cruz- We can stand up to these people but someone needs to actually do it. Mitt was handed so many opportunities especially the one about how BO never went to his daily security briefings—Mitt ignored it completely. BO lied about everything in his campaign and it is all coming out now. The cost of BO Care-the death of al queda and many other things. It was all ignored.
18 posted on 02/01/2013 1:10:20 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Mashood

“Let’s hope its her own.”

If Moochelle Antoinette decides to run, anything is possible....major-league popcorn time for conservatives.

Perhaps it’s time to gin up some support for the current FLOTUS.

Imagine the DNC drama to ensue with those two harpies...wheeee!


19 posted on 02/01/2013 1:12:08 PM PST by LadyBuck (Illegal aliens are like sperm. Millions get in but only one works....)
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To: yoe

"I've done what was possible to do." (From a Drudge report source)

20 posted on 02/01/2013 1:19:00 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: yoe

It won’t affect her run.

It will affect her chances.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 1:26:59 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: yoe
Was there not a federal law passed that makes it illegal to supply aid to our enemies in a time of war? Was not the Charge Treason and the sentence death by hanging?

Would not passing weapons to Al-Queda and committing accessory to murder to cover it up a bit of a problem in that regard?

That might put a bit of a crimp on her plans... Hard to run a good campaign from the grave.

22 posted on 02/01/2013 1:29:46 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Chad N. Freud
It will affect her chances.

Biden's got a production company producing an ad, to wit:

"Benghazi was Hillary's 3 AM call, and she failed."

23 posted on 02/01/2013 1:42:24 PM 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: yoe
Oh, she'll run and the Republicans will probably put up another liberal loser (like Romney) against her and lose again.

Hey, I have an idea...let's put ole Herman Cain up there again...lol...I'm sure he has several more skeletons in the closet. Or gun grabbing, climate changing, one world government, adulterous Gingrich - that should seal the deal.

Could Republicans be any more self-destructing than they were the past two election cycles? Only time will tell, huh!

24 posted on 02/01/2013 1:49:12 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: yoe

Now it's time to be paid more millions in the private sector again before officially announcing.

25 posted on 02/01/2013 1:51:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yoe; RaceBannon; TurboZamboni; Ezekiel; SJackson; onyx

26 posted on 02/01/2013 1:52:18 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

27 posted on 02/01/2013 1:55:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yoe

It will not change her decision, but I sure hope it has an impact on the decisions of the voters. (even democrats)

But then again “what difference does it make?” if they lied about the bombing to cover up that al qaeda attacked US personnel and the President and his administration refused to allow the military to launch a rescue that by all accounts would very likely have saved multiple lives. (and would have sent a message not to mess with us in the future.)


28 posted on 02/01/2013 1:56:22 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Yehuda

That picture should be plastered all over the country in every possible media.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 2:08:24 PM PST by Roses0508
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To: yoe
"But she suggested that the furor over the assault would not affect whether she runs for president in 2016."

Never thought it would. Ice water in those veins.

30 posted on 02/01/2013 2:11:27 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: cuban leaf

>They are clueless.<

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No, they’re not, but they want you to think that they are totally innocent of any trickery and deception.

Learned it from satan.


31 posted on 02/01/2013 2:44:13 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: cuban leaf

She is a snake. Until she is completely incapable of running for elected office again, there is always the chance she will. She could easily move to yet another new blue state, rehab her image over the next few years and the left will vote for her again in droves. Once rehabbed, she will be the queen bee again.

Crush her, now, crush her again, crush her so bad that Clintons not even related to her will be afraid to run for office.


32 posted on 02/01/2013 2:57:08 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: yoe
Why should it!!! The Clinton's 'death list' is a long one.

It never stopped them before.

33 posted on 02/01/2013 3:32:36 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: yoe

If the Senate can approve a person for Secretary of State that received a dishonorable discharge for treason and falsified and embellished his military record then Hillary Clinton should be a shoe in for the choice for the Democratic party.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 3:50:34 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: jacknhoo

The GOP-e will choose either fatass Christie or RINO Jeb to run against Hitlery.

The fatty will have a heart attack while campaigning and Hildebeast wins by default, unless she also is disqualified due to a blood clot.

Just seeing the matchup “Clinton vs. Bush”, the campaign will be over before it even starts.

Hitlery 55% Kristie Creme 45%
Hitlery 60% Jeb! 40%

This is our fate unless we run a true conservative like Ted Cruz.


35 posted on 02/01/2013 4:01:03 PM PST by RB156
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To: RB156

Kristie Creme! That’s perfect.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 5:15:46 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: cuban leaf

Oh but I do believe she will run.
It will be a Palin-Hitlary show down.


37 posted on 02/01/2013 5:54:40 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: yoe

Clinton: “Benghazi Won’t Affect Whether I Run For President”

She has blood on her hands, knows that we know it, and is telling us, too bad, “put some ice on it.” I’m immune to the laws you underlings have to follow.

So “what difference does it make?” This line was was well thought out and rehearsed. She couldn’t wait to drop it in the hearings.


38 posted on 02/01/2013 7:18:53 PM PST by DeadFurrow (Your rights end where mine begins.)
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To: SisterK

It will be a Palin-Hitlary show down.


We can only hope. :-)


39 posted on 02/01/2013 7:22:21 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: DeadFurrow

Hillary is hoping that most Americans, with their short attention spans and ADD memories, will forget all about her Yossarian crack while being grilled NOT under oath (still wondering why the hell they allowed her to not be sworn in...considering her well-known penchant for dishonesty from Bubba’s presidential terms). And most Americans will forget all about her involvement and culpability in the Benghazi deaths by 2016. This is what we have now. A totally dysfunctional system thanks to the enemy within radical left (Democrats).


40 posted on 02/02/2013 12:14:20 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: yoe

“Hey. Remember how we killed Vince? This is nothing. I can still run and win.”


41 posted on 02/02/2013 12:22:21 AM PST by Yaelle
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