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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'
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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.
The problem with telling you to gfy is, you probably can .... and do.
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.
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.
She regrets it happened on her watch at State instead of Kerry’s.
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?
And what about blaming the filmmaker and 1st Amendment?
My biggest, you know,..”
...No. We don’t know. Tell us evil one.
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.
Her only regret is she couldn’t convince her HubbaBubba to take that ambassadorship spot in Libya. They don’t have a McDonalds.
It was your biggest TREASON hildebeast666.
What does she now think of her treatment so many years ago of her savagery of rape victim JUANITA BROADDERICK...?
In this statement I believe her. BUT, we need to know the truth about what really happened and why.
“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.
She regrets anyone knows.
That is all.
And she is really pointing out that those two were CIA agents, and not part of the State Department cia (the ones running weapons).
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?
Was she paid 200K to be there ? Maybe you could pay her to find out about Benghazi ?
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!
Or a massage parlor.
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.
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?”
the GOP should just cancel their convention since the corporate insiders and GOP surrenderers are already annointer the bull homosexual female.
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.
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
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.
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
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 Zeifmans 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
Notice her "slogan"?
But not starting wars in 3 countries.
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.
Hitlery’s biggest regret is thinking dumBO will pull her nuts out of the fire.