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Hillary: Benghazi 'my biggest regret'
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Posted on 01/27/2014 10:05:45 AM PST by Sub-Driver

January 27, 2014, 12:46 pm Hillary: Benghazi 'my biggest regret'

By Julian Pecquet Getty Images

Hillary Clinton called the Benghazi terror attack the “biggest regret” of her tenure as secretary of State on Monday, a message she's expected to emphasize as she ponders a 2016 White House run.

“My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi,” Clinton said when asked to identify “do-overs” of her time as America's top diplomat during her keynote appearance before the the National Automobile Dealers Association in New Orleans. [WATCH VIDEO]

“It was a terrible tragedy, losing four Americans, two diplomats and now it's public, so I can say two CIA operatives, losing an ambassador like Chris Stevens, who was one of our very best and had served in Libya and across the Middle East and spoke Arabic,” she said

“I mean, you know, you make these choices based on imperfect information,” she said. “And you make them to ,as we say, the best of your ability. But that doesn't mean that there's not going to be unforeseen consequences, unpredictable twists and turns.”

This isn't the first time Clinton makes such comments. She mentioned Benghazi during a global town hall with young diplomats conducted via satellite last year, suggesting her reaction to the attack would feature prominently in her upcoming memoirs.

“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,” she said during last year's event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Republicans have hammered Clinton over the death of Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans in a Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack.

They've used the episode to chip away at her record on national security. An internal review of the attack faulted the State Department for failing to provide better security at the U.S. consulate but Republicans say Clinton has unfairly escaped blame.

Clinton slammed her critics at a Senate hearing last year – she famously demanded to know “what difference does it make?” what prompted the attack – but has since adopted a different tone.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghaziregrettour; hillary2016; hillarybenghazi; madamebenghazi; soshillary
What difference does it make?
1 posted on 01/27/2014 10:05:45 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
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2 posted on 01/27/2014 10:06:52 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 01/27/2014 10:06:54 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yeah ... like ... your entire life and democrat party have turned out to be .. "unforeseen consequences, unpredictable twists and turns.”

The problem with telling you to gfy is, you probably can .... and do.

4 posted on 01/27/2014 10:10:15 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Your “biggest regret” once “made no difference?”

Liberalism is a mental disease.

Another possibility: liberalism is just old-fashioned dumbness, dressed up in high-tech threads provided by the MSM.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 10:11:09 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And so the effort to absolve Hillary of political damage from Benghazi begins. This is nothing more than “The Hill's” effort to allow Hillary to explain herself and express remorse ex-post-facto.

She said what she said at the hearings. What difference does it matter?

The fact remains, Hillary let those people die. That either shows inexcusably bad decision making, or it demonstrates ruthlessly exchanging lives for political expediency.

6 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:18 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She regrets it happened on her watch at State instead of Kerry’s.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:29 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary finally realizes she’s got a Benghazi problem. Well, she’ll drag out Ambassador Stevens’ warm and fuzzy mother who will back Hillary up 100% with her own words on pursuing the story: What the point?


8 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:46 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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And what about blaming the filmmaker and 1st Amendment?


9 posted on 01/27/2014 10:13:36 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“My biggest, you know,..”

...No. We don’t know. Tell us evil one.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 10:13:55 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: albie
Still no explanation.
11 posted on 01/27/2014 10:17:59 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Sub-Driver
It should be her biggest regret.....

Four people died and it may have been preventable....

And she and others lied about what happened.

Lying about it and mocking Ron Johnson when he asked her about it was despicable.

12 posted on 01/27/2014 10:18:43 AM PST by irish guard
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 01/27/2014 10:19:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Sub-Driver
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
14 posted on 01/27/2014 10:19:41 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her only regret is she couldn’t convince her HubbaBubba to take that ambassadorship spot in Libya. They don’t have a McDonalds.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 10:20:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was your biggest TREASON hildebeast666.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 10:22:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What does she now think of her treatment so many years ago of her savagery of rape victim JUANITA BROADDERICK...?


17 posted on 01/27/2014 10:23:53 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Steely Tom

In this statement I believe her. BUT, we need to know the truth about what really happened and why.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 10:27:17 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Sub-Driver

“So I can say two CIA operatives”

What an awful human being Hillary is. She is trying to diminish the two former SEALs who died. She deserves a kick in the ass for that.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 10:30:46 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

She regrets anyone knows.

That is all.

Effing POS.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 10:31:32 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blueunicorn6
She is trying to diminish the two former SEALs who died.

And she is really pointing out that those two were CIA agents, and not part of the State Department cia (the ones running weapons).

21 posted on 01/27/2014 10:40:39 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Question: Hillary says Benghazi is her biggest regret, so would not an honest press coverage of Hillary’s career at least address Benghazi?

Again she saying is her biggest regret so I would assume she feels her biggest failure. So would not an honest press address what she herself states is her biggest failure.
But they don’t, they ignored it, whats that tell you about the press?


22 posted on 01/27/2014 10:45:30 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was she paid 200K to be there ? Maybe you could pay her to find out about Benghazi ?


23 posted on 01/27/2014 10:49:51 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are those with something to hide.
24 posted on 01/27/2014 10:49:55 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey, biatch, there are 4+ families here who regret your abandonment of their loved ones a hell of a lot more than you do (if you even DO regret it).

That the "citizens" (and I use the term loosely) of this nation allow you anywhere near the levers of power again, it will be final and conclusive proof that this nation has completely LOST ITS MIND!

The Greeks had a polytheistic phrase that keeps coming to mind every time your homely head pops up in public or the media (which I shall update for any MONOtheists still among us): WHOM GOD WOULD DESTROY, HE FIRST MAKES MAD!

If any of you want one of these spiffy bumper stickers, better get them early as supply levels are dropping faster than Willie's pants in a room full of interns!

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25 posted on 01/27/2014 11:03:30 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
They don’t have a McDonalds.

Or a massage parlor.

26 posted on 01/27/2014 11:03:51 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: Sub-Driver

Her biggest regret ought to be that four Americans died while she was doing whatever she was doing that apparantly was more impoortant than those serving the USA in Libya.
Freegards
LEX


27 posted on 01/27/2014 11:04:40 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes her regret went like this….

Amb. Stevens: “Hillary we are being attacked! We need help”

Hillary: “I regret to inform you I cannot send help because what difference does it make?”


28 posted on 01/27/2014 11:04:50 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Already the libs are fantasizing…..


29 posted on 01/27/2014 11:07:18 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Fido969
She looks like Ed Grimley..


30 posted on 01/27/2014 11:08:42 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

31 posted on 01/27/2014 11:10:16 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

the GOP should just cancel their convention since the corporate insiders and GOP surrenderers are already annointer the bull homosexual female.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 11:10:43 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Until I see Axlegrease and Plouffy line up for Team Clinton, I’m not willing to declare “game over”.

In 2007 Hillary was a “lock” for the nomination IIRC.


33 posted on 01/27/2014 11:15:24 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary, your biggest regret should be going to the face of the mother of one of these brave Americans while standing next to his flag covered coffin and say “A YouTube video was the cause of all of this, I wont rest til there is justice for your son” while knowing THAT WAS A LIE..then went on to spend TAXPAYER money to make an apology video for the Arabs for a video that had NOTHING to do with what happened and YOU KNEW IT


34 posted on 01/27/2014 11:27:07 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nascarnation

The political news we see is usually one to two months old.

The insiders have decided.

They Rovians want a moderate new englender like christie because they want REALLY BIGGER government.

The fact the primaries are already rigged to favor an insider speaks volumes.

The only reason huckabee is mentioned as a contender is as a vote splitter to divide conservatives.


35 posted on 01/27/2014 11:56:33 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sub-Driver

Since it is your biggest regret, let the American people know exactly what happen. Under Oath and all connected to speak honestly without fear of Administration retribution


36 posted on 01/27/2014 12:01:42 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Still no explanation.

This is the way Big Media helps Hilary to sanitize this blotch on her record - make a couple of bland fluff speeches saying she "regrets" and "is sorry" for what happened in Benghazi, but allow for no media questions about why.

Then, in 18 months' time during the primary run, where she HAS to take tough questions, she can just say "well I've covered this topic several times already over the past few years, and my answers are clear. Next question."

Repeat until media gives up and public loses interest.


37 posted on 01/27/2014 12:15:44 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

This should have been on the list of her biggest Regrets.

“Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, called Clinton a “liar” and “an unethical, dishonest lawyer.”

He contends Clinton was collaborating with allies of the Kennedys to block revelation of Kennedy-administration activities that made Watergate “look like a day at the beach.”

Her brief, Zeifman said, was so fraudulent and ridiculous, she would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.

When the Watergate probe concluded, Zeifman said, he fired Clinton from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation. She was one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career, Calabrese pointed out.

Zeifman told the columnist he fired Clinton because she was a liar.

“She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer,” Zeifman said. “She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2008/04/60962/#pCydLfXweiF5JpzH.99


38 posted on 01/27/2014 12:36:24 PM PST by Garvin (When it comes to my freedom, there will be no debate. There will be a fight)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
There's THAT prophetic Killery pic from 2008!!

Notice her "slogan"?

39 posted on 01/27/2014 12:42:12 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Sub-Driver

But not starting wars in 3 countries.


40 posted on 01/27/2014 12:45:43 PM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lessee...a very, very poor use of the spoken word.

(I had other comments; I self-censored)

I hope she feels hot iron for her words.

I’m a cynic, but the thought pleases me.


41 posted on 01/27/2014 2:35:24 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Sub-Driver

Hitlery’s biggest regret is thinking dumBO will pull her nuts out of the fire.


42 posted on 01/27/2014 4:24:12 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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