Skip to comments.Politico Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Chapter
Posted on 05/30/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT by kristinn
Hillary Clinton offers a detailed account of the deadly attack on the American embassy in Benghazi and a pointed rebuttal to Republican critics whove laced into her over the incident in a much-anticipated chapter of her forthcoming book, Hard Choices, obtained by POLITICO.
Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country, Clinton writes in the gripping chapter, Benghazi: Under Attack.
Casting doubt on the motivations of congressional Republicans who have continued to investigate the attacks, including with an upcoming House select committee, Clinton continues: I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans. Its just plain wrong, and its unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me.
The 34-page chapter is Clintons most complete account to date of the attack and its aftermath. Her tone is less defensive than defiant: Clinton takes responsibility for the horror of the loss of life in Benghazi, but puts it in the context of the heartbreaking human stakes of every decision we make and she accuses adversaries of manipulating a tragedy for partisan gain.
There has been, she writes, a regrettable amount of misinformation, speculation, and flat-out deceit by some in politics and the media, but new information from a number of reputable sources continues to expand our understanding of these events.
The chapter appears intended, in part, to give Democrats a clear framework to respond to Republicans who have raised questions about Clintons role and what the Obama administration has said about the Sept. 11, 2012, killing of four Americans. The section was obtained and reviewed by POLITICO on the eve of a meeting in which members of Democratic-leaning groups will be briefed by Clintons team about how she addresses the attacks in the book.
And in a sign of the concerted effort to rebut the ongoing controversy in a cohesive way, Clintons camp has brought on former National Security Council spokesman and longtime President Barack Obama hand Tommy Vietor to assist in the response to the book, a source familiar with the plan said.
A grim fairy tale.
Subpoena her butt and place her under oath. If she refuses, then arrest her.
I thought she couldn’t remember when it came time for the testimony on account of her concussion/flu/amnesia.
Funny how she always manages to recover when it comes time to put out her book.
Hillary has a lot of explaining to do.
Amen, brother ......
Hillary and the entire administration have been less than forthcoming with facts surrounding Benghazi. Blame it on an incendiary video? Something smells really bad.
Considering her BULLSTALIN story about this being random protests over an unseen youtube video, YEAH I'd say there was misinformation and flat-out deceit at play by this administration. They even colluded with the MSM to lie for them to save Obama's re-election chances.
Hillary Clinton asserts that it is “unworthy of our great country” to pursue truth and justice. Elijah Cummings says, “We’re better than that.”
I suspect she couldn’t answer due to constipation of the brain
As usual, Mrs. Clinton, you have it exactly 100% wrong! Not finding out what happened in Benghazi, including who on our side and who on the other side was responsible for the travesty is what minimizes the sacrifice of those who served our country. And lying to the families of the deceased when their caskets were brought home minimizes their sacrifice in the most callous and self-serving manner possible.
Clintons camp has brought on former National Security Council spokesman and longtime President Barack Obama hand Tommy Vietor to assist in the response to the book, a source familiar with the plan said.
If I’m not mistaken, Vietor is the guy who said “Dude, it’s been two years” to Brett Baier. He also spilled the beans that Obama was not in the Situation Room. I saw Democrats who said putting him on was a mistake because he came across as juvenile and unprepared (I saw that interview & it was ridiculous). I think Hill has made a big boo boo - she obviously wanted someone who would say “how high” when she barks “jump”. This should be entertaining. BTW, I believe Vietor’s previous experience involved driving a campaign bus for Obama ..... he’s one of the Obamabot incompetents with which Obama has surrounded himself.
LETS STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE Hillary had a nasty fall when she was about to testify WRT Benghazi. Hillary's all-girl State Dept said she was "up and about" in a week. But Bill recently said it took Hillary six whole months to recover from her fall.
Now the issue of Hillary's blood clot resulting in brain damage has been raised......but we need more details.
<><> Is she having blackouts?
<><> Did she suffer a brain aneurysm?
<><> Did she have an aneurysm removed?
<><> Did she become comatose?
<><> Did she go to any neurological centers?
<><> Was she in rehab?
Even with months of rehabilitation, victims of aneurisms can't
hold a thought for more than 20 seconds, according to experts in the field.
Hillary makes it to the top----almost.
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The real fun is reading the comments.
Somewhat surprising since a Conservative would actually have to register.
This is political positioning - she is revealing the media and Dem talking points that the GOP is simply mean spirited, overtly political, and she is putting this behind her and will not answer questions.
Even Charlie Rose this morning said, well, I guess it was a “combination” of the video (the dems were not wrong) and terrorism - case closed.
We now know for a fact she is running because this is her achilles heal and she is getting WAY out in front of it.
I also like the cute language - Politico got ahold of this?? Nope, Politico was GIVEN this by the Hillary for President campaign.
Clinton continues: I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans. Its just plain wrong, and its unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me.
“And yes, there was a depressing early YouTube video that got Vince that upset. I took a quick trip to Thailand to apologize to them at the time.”
Hillary Clinton Calls Benghazi Biggest Regret as Secretary of State
wall street journal, 4/23/14 / FR Posted by Sub-Driver
BOSTON Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a womens leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives very, very painful and certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.
Hillary noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died, and had pledged to do everything she could to ensure a similar tragedy wont happen again. (Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...
THE COVER-UP BEGINS Hillary's whining before Congress: "what difference does it make" was the start of the cover-up. Who can forget Obama and Hillary's love fest on CBS' 60 Minutes?
Obomba hustled Hillary on 60 Minutes to gaze in adoration,
after Hill's arrogant dismissal of the Benghazi massacre before
Congress. I thought sure Obama was gonna give 'er a B/J on
broadcast tv....he was THAT grateful.
For sure CBS will give Hill ample airtime so that she emerges pure and virginal for 2016. CBS will kneel in obeisance and give her 2-3 segments to explain it all away.....the word "Republicans" is already forming on those forgetful lips.
MILITARY.COM reported (during the post-Morsi ousting in Egypt), that US Pentagon officials declined to give specifics on conversations between DOD's Chuck Hagel and brilliant tactician Egyptian Gen al-Sisi, who replaced Morsi.
(NOTE Gen al Sisi, 58, received a masters degree from the U.S. War College in Carlisle, Pa, in 2006. The General is revered by Egyptians for routing the Muslim Brotherhood which Egyptians consider a terrorist organization.)
Although officials would not discuss the specifics of the military-to-military talks, the US would need Gen al-Sisi's approval to move through Egyptian air space if Washington decided to send Marines to aid in the evacuation of U.S. personnel.
READY TO ROLL About 550 Marines and their tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey aircraft are at bases in Spain and Italy on standby if they are needed. A Navy Amphibious Ready Group with 4,000 Marines and sailors aboard, led by the helicopter assault ship Kearsarge, was also in the region following completion of the Eager Lion training exercises in Jordan.
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AIN'T KARMA A *ITCH, HILLARY? the US helicopter assault ship Kearsarge, WAS in the region, ready to airlift Benghazi personnel to safety. Americans were lied to----we were told Kearsarge was not available to help endangered Americans in Benghazi.
FIVE SECOND BENGHAZI QUIZ
(Q.) Who holds the key to unlocking the Benghazi secrets Obama and Hillary will not divulge?
(A.) That would be Egyptian Gen Al-Sisi who drove blood-thirsty Muslims out of Egyptian politics and has vowed to rebuild the 63 churches torched by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Right now, sitting in an Egyptian jail is a man al-Sisi arrested for inciting terrorism.
That man is Gehad al Hadad....once employed by the tax-exempt Clinton Foundation AT THE SAME TIME he was an active member of the Muslim Brotherhood, planning jihad.
Gehad is also conversant WRT how the M/B launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."
I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans. Its just plain wrong, and its unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me.
I bet they tested this spin-art with focus groups. Republicans would do well to unearth proof of that and force even true-believers to confront the abyss of her cynicism.