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Hillary Blames Some Benghazi Failures on Hired Hands
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 9, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 06/09/2014 5:33:32 AM PDT by don-o

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to deflect some of the blame for the failure of preventing the Benghazi terror attack on hired experts. She made the comments in an interview with Diane Sawyer:

Sawyer asked, "Is there anything you personally should have been doing to make it safer in Benghazi?"

"Well," Clinton responded, "what I did was give very direct instructions that the people who have the expertise and experience in security --

"But personally you --"

"Well that is personal, though, Diane. I mean, I am not -- I'm not equipped to sit and look at blueprints to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be. That's why we hire people who have that expertise," Clinton responded.

"I wonder if people are looking for a sentence that begins from you, 'I should have, I should have,'" Sawyer responded.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hillary
Diane Sawyer finds her inner journalist? Hmmm
1 posted on 06/09/2014 5:33:32 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

They are psychopaths maybe?


2 posted on 06/09/2014 5:34:59 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: don-o
Diane Sawyer finds her inner journalist?

No. This is the usual script... put out "reasonable" excuses for why she didn't do her job. Diane's helping. She's saying she did do her job but who could expect her to be an engineer too.

3 posted on 06/09/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: don-o

4 posted on 06/09/2014 5:37:45 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: pgyanke
"I wonder if people are looking for a sentence that begins from you, 'I should have, I should have,'" Sawyer responded.

The "teaser" clip ended w/o Hillary's answer to this rather provocative question. That is, at least, a direct question going to her personal competence and accountability.

5 posted on 06/09/2014 5:39:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Gee, you'd think the genius who designed Hillarycare wouldn't have any problem designing security for Benghazi.

I mean, being the smartest woman in the universe and all.

7 posted on 06/09/2014 5:43:12 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: don-o
And this from The Tommy Dude

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Tommy Vietor ‏@TVietor08 3m

Hard Choices is far from boring. It's filled with insider detail about the most important foreign policy decisions of Obama's first term.

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Proof that extra terrestrials walk and work among us.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 5:43:59 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

If she can’t sit and look at blueprints, she could have stood and did it. No sale.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 5:48:53 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Maybe?
Her and her beard are.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: don-o
I have a friend who was transferred from head of a technical organization where he was an expert, to a different technical organization where he had little expertise. When I asked him what the most difficult part of his job there was, he replied: "I have to be able to select technical experts whom I trust, to advise me."

In other words, he was still ultimately responsible. His new job required him to judge the competency and reliability of others, rather than making the judgments himself. If they failed, he failed. Were it only so with politicians.

12 posted on 06/09/2014 5:50:57 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: don-o

“Well that is personal, though, Diane. I mean, I am not — I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be. That’s why we hire people who have that expertise,” Clinton responded.

Like obozo yesterday Clinton displays an utter lack of honor or courage or leadership. We have NOTHING at the top of this country...NOTHING.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 5:54:10 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TalBlack

And they were all put where they are by a majority vote. A corrupt people prefer to be ruled by corrupt leaders.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT by sport
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To: TalBlack
The “buck” definitely does not stop at her desk
16 posted on 06/09/2014 6:00:13 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: don-o

17 posted on 06/09/2014 6:17:58 AM PDT by maggief
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To: don-o

You could have sent in more troops or pulled the personnel out rather than pretending they were safe.

Pray America wakes up


18 posted on 06/09/2014 6:19:43 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: maggief

Unusual angle to view Hillary. Looks like she weighs 200 pounds. Not that there is anything wrong with that....


19 posted on 06/09/2014 6:28:03 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

One of the most basic rules of management is that you can delegate authority, but not responsibility.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: pgyanke
That's what advisors are for Hillary. You're supposed to ask questions and give directions.

Let's face it....Obama had total control over you.

21 posted on 06/09/2014 6:30:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: don-o

“Oh, Huma....”


22 posted on 06/09/2014 6:44:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: don-o

200 pounds?

That’s a couch not a chair she’s sitting on.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:06 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Madame Dufarge

complete and total denial... she is toast for any further elected office.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: don-o

LOL. So Hillary’s response is basically “I told them to be careful”.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 7:13:18 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: don-o

Better question. Where is all the millions that went missing while you were running state and could any of those missing funds been money that was supposed to increase security for the compounds in Benghazi ?


26 posted on 06/09/2014 8:18:16 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: don-o

And who gave the stand down orders Hilly?


27 posted on 06/09/2014 9:18:11 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: don-o

She has to blame somebody. Given time, I like what she came up with. It’s better than some Obama excuses!


28 posted on 06/09/2014 10:25:34 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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