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Benghazi attack may cloud Clinton’s legacy
Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2012 | Anne Gearan

Posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya last month has become a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership and a threat to her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat just a few months before she plans to step down.

Clinton was among the first Obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and mourn the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But as the State Department has weathered Republican-led criticism that it misread warning signs before the Sept. 11 attack, Clinton has been far less visible.

Clinton will not appear at a Wednesday oversight hearing on the Libya attack, where House Republicans have said they will question the State Department’s security preparations and the administration’s account of the attack. The State Department will instead send a trusted career diplomat along with three security officials. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 09112012; benghazi; benghaziattack; clinton; hillaryclinton; impeachnow; libya; statedept; waronterror
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1 posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Clinton’s legacy? Are they trying to set up Clinton as a fallguy (girl) to protect Zero? Are there no bounds they won’t cross to protect their selected boy-king?


2 posted on 10/09/2012 11:07:56 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Olog-hai

What admired legacy? She has failed at everything she has done. She has covered and had people cover for her. That’s her MO. She should have been kicked out of government a long time ago. She cares nothing for the people or the US.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 11:09:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai

No, it’s going to define her legacy.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 11:10:02 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Olog-hai

Hillary Benghazi Clinton’s legacy has now been written in stone.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 11:11:15 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nobody cares about Hillary! It’s Obama’s fault! Period. End of Sentence.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 11:11:33 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai

From ABC, via FOX Nation:

On ABC News’ World News Tonight, Jonathan Karl breaks the news that there was no protest outside prior to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

“This is significantly different than what we were being told at the time. At the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. Now, we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. The first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy — of the consulate compound, was an explosion and gunfire. They looked through a camera to see what was going on and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming and approaching that compound. We’re told it was a very complex attack without precedent in U.S. diplomatic history. We’ve never seen an attack like this in Libya or anywhere else, we were told by this senior State Department official,” Karl reported.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 11:17:30 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: Olog-hai
Pakistanis didn't know about any "video" or any "insults" until 0blablah and Hillbilly broadcast this...

Obama and Hillary Apologize for Free Speech on Pakistani TV (taxpayer-funded ads) Sept. 20, 2012

Which immediately resulted in this...

Pakistan: 17 killed in anti-Islam film protests Sept. 21, 2012

0bama then went to the UN and re-inflamed the Muslim world once again over the manufactured offense "Innocence of Muslims."

U.S. President Speaks to U.N. About YouTube Video

Those apologies validated their anger.

8 posted on 10/09/2012 11:18:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Eva
When did ABC "break" that news? This was from Sept. 17th.

No demonstration before attack on US Consulate, source says

9 posted on 10/09/2012 11:21:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

The difference is that this isn’t coming from an unnamed source. There is a battle going on between the State Dept and National Security Agency. Didn’t Hillary tie the attack to the movie or protests on 9/12? I can’t remember exactly what she said, except that the ambassador was being carried to a hospital.

Here’s more:

The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about why the Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

The revelation came as new documents suggested internal disagreement over appropriate levels of security before the attack, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

Briefing reporters ahead of a hotly anticipated congressional hearing Wednesday, State Department officials provided their most detailed rundown of how a peaceful day in Benghazi devolved into a sustained attack that involved multiple groups of men armed with weapons such as machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars over an expanse of more than a mile.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 11:30:05 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: TigersEye

The difference is that this isn’t coming from an unnamed source. There is a battle going on between the State Dept and National Security Agency. Didn’t Hillary tie the attack to the movie or protests on 9/12? I can’t remember exactly what she said, except that the ambassador was being carried to a hospital.

Here’s more:

The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about why the Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

The revelation came as new documents suggested internal disagreement over appropriate levels of security before the attack, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

Briefing reporters ahead of a hotly anticipated congressional hearing Wednesday, State Department officials provided their most detailed rundown of how a peaceful day in Benghazi devolved into a sustained attack that involved multiple groups of men armed with weapons such as machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars over an expanse of more than a mile.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 11:30:17 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: Olog-hai
She is best known for her what she tried to do in the Nixon impeachment: read, pic of her and bill's wedding day as well/barf. Her legacy begins here

http://www.wnd.com/2008/04/60962/

12 posted on 10/09/2012 11:31:59 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Olog-hai

How my heart aches for poor dear Hilly! Stevens? Just another bump along the road to HER legacy.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 11:32:22 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: Olog-hai

She is best known for her what she tried to do in the Nixon impeachment: read, pic of her and bill’s wedding day as well/barf. Her legacy begins here.

http://www.wnd.com/2008/04/60962/


14 posted on 10/09/2012 11:32:26 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, here’s Hillary tieing the attack to the movie.

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”


15 posted on 10/09/2012 11:32:29 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: Eva
The difference is that this isn’t coming from an unnamed source.

So, what is the name of ABC's source?

16 posted on 10/09/2012 11:33:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

It’s an official statement from the State Dept., they say in preparation for hearings.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 11:35:01 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

Guess they will have to wait for Chelsea to run to get her and Bubba back into the White House. Always part of their plan - two terms for Bubba, two for Hills and two for Chelsea. Darn near a tyranny.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 11:42:52 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (The poor huddled masses that came to America came for Freedom, not free stuff.)
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To: Olog-hai; doug from upland

More on ms. clinton’s legacy, courtesy of Doug from Upland 2002. My apologies to Doug for my previous post on this same issue. Never forget what the clinton’s have done, it has finally come back to bite her and I relish in what she will endure, hopefully she will get her just rewards.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/814539/posts


19 posted on 10/09/2012 11:43:36 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Eva
...we were told by this senior State Department official,” Karl reported.

How is that different than the source cited in the Fox News Sept. 17th report?

An intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News...

Also...

The Libyan president also said Sunday that the strike was planned in advance.

There is a named source.

Eyewitnesses: no protest at U.S. consulate in Libya before attack began - over 125 armed men.... - Sept. 18, 2012

A 27 year old Libyan security guard, that was present when the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya broke out, who asked that his name be withheld to protect his identity, was interviewed Thursday...

Libyan Leader: Embassy Attack Unrelated to Islam Video - Sept. 26, 2012

ABC doesn't break news they manufacture narratives. The current narrative is that they broke this news.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 11:47:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

I’m not arguing with you. I know that we knew that there was no protest. The difference is that the STATE DEPT NOW SAYS THERE WAS NO PROTEST, after Hillary made her intentionally misleading speech on 9/12.

I don’t know what you have such a problem with. Conservatives knew that Obama was lying.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 11:51:11 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: Eva
I have seen that video.

Clinton: Anti-Islam Video 'Disgusting' (video 2:56, Sept. 13, 2012)

22 posted on 10/09/2012 11:53:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Oh, I see that you were banned or suspended, Why was that?


23 posted on 10/09/2012 11:54:37 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: TigersEye

Are you always so argumentative? Is that why you were banned from FreeRepublic?


24 posted on 10/09/2012 11:57:51 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: Eva

If so, the NSA will win. Bet the ranch on it.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 11:58:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Olog-hai
She's there for the Clinton legacy. Bill's. She's took that position to make sure the Obama legacy fails but didn't realize how little she would need to do to accomplish that.
26 posted on 10/09/2012 11:58:07 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Eva
I have a problem with ABC claiming credit for breaking news that broke over three weeks ago. The source in the State Dept. is still unnamed. I would also note that Hillbilly has plausible deniability on those remarks since she never specifically mentioned Benghazi. I know that's what she meant but there is nothing to pin her down on that.

0bama is another story...

At U.N., Obama again blames Libya attack on video

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, President Obama portrayed the deaths of four Americans in Libya as a result of inflamed tensions over an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S., rather than a terrorist attack.

Rice and Carney both directly blamed the video for the Benghazi attack too.

Obama UN Ambassador Tries To Claim Protests Had Nothing To Do With Obama Policies (video 2:16, Sept. 16, 2012)

27 posted on 10/10/2012 12:04:13 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Eva

I’m back now.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 12:04:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Olog-hai

I guess being the wife of a politician is NOT good preparation for being a Secretary of State... Who’d a thunk?


29 posted on 10/10/2012 12:05:36 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Eva

I have never been banned. I was suspended once for a few days for posting too long of a post to an anti-birther.


30 posted on 10/10/2012 12:06:41 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Semperfiwife
Now there's a thought to send chills up my spine! :-p
31 posted on 10/10/2012 12:09:52 AM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: jeffc

Her legacy??

* Whitewater
* Bizarre profits in market
* Rose law firm records
* Failed Health Care Initiative
* Vince Foster
* Making sure the Iranian regime did not fall during the riots after the election.
* Making sure the Libyan regime did fall and that Al Qaeda controls Libya.

And most of that was before she ever held elective office. How does a dead ambassador damage that legacy?


32 posted on 10/10/2012 12:21:49 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Olog-hai
Clinton's legacy? ROTFLMAO!!!! She has no legacy!
33 posted on 10/10/2012 12:35:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: freekitty
Remember when she first started her SOS post and gave Russia a gift of a “Re-Start button” however when it was translated it said “Overcharge” yeah shes just about as good as the whole Obama regime. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19719.html
34 posted on 10/10/2012 1:10:11 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Olog-hai

4 American heroes are dead and the Washington Compost is worried about Hillary’s *&^%# legacy? Have they no shame? At all?


35 posted on 10/10/2012 1:36:07 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Olog-hai
Clinton was among the first Obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and mourn the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But as the State Department has weathered Republican-led criticism that it misread warning signs before the Sept. 11 attack, Clinton has been far less visible.

Clinton will not appear at a Wednesday oversight hearing on the Libya attack, where House Republicans have said they will question the State Department’s security preparations and the administration’s account of the attack. The State Department will instead send a trusted career diplomat along with three security officials.

Clinton knew the explanation by Obama was a lie. She would not go out and lie for Obama as that would destroy her political career. Hillary will lie if it advances her political ambition or to stay out of jail.

36 posted on 10/10/2012 1:42:45 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Olog-hai
The fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya last month has become a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership and a threat to her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat just a few months before she plans to step down.

I thought that the fatal attack on the U. S. diplomatic compound in Libya was another (more obvious) example of Hillary's failed leadership. Is there a short listing of her "much-admired" accomplishments?

37 posted on 10/10/2012 2:12:43 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Olog-hai
The Benghazi attack may cloud her legacy?

The Benghazi attack IS her legacy?


38 posted on 10/10/2012 2:51:19 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Olog-hai

That and her national health insurance failure.


39 posted on 10/10/2012 3:10:40 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Eva
" The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam "

By making it a gray area when they say " never concluded " .... in other words, they are trying to say they didn't say it word for word as in... what the meaning IS , is.

They are saying with the wording of" ongoing investigations " excuse ( you bet they will use this excuse ) a ON GOING investigation, therefore... it was never a final " conclusion " .
40 posted on 10/10/2012 3:12:21 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Olog-hai

Obamugabe is trapped. The story is moving outside of Bam’s control. He would love to have a scapegoat to get the heat off of him.

However, Bam cannot throw Hillary! under the bus until after the election. He needs her supporters to turn out and vote for him.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 3:15:46 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Eva
Everyone ? focus on the words " never concluded " .....

It all comes down to what the meaning of what IS, is.

From their initial narrative of " it's the film stupid " to " it's a on going investigation " then to " never concluded "
42 posted on 10/10/2012 3:15:56 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: TigersEye

WELCOME BACK !


43 posted on 10/10/2012 3:17:02 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Olog-hai

This Issa is a Pussy Fraud,Where the Hell is The Bitch Hillary? Why does she Not have to Testify,Who the Hell is in Charge? Another Coverup of a Coverup,What a Load of crap


44 posted on 10/10/2012 3:29:07 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Olog-hai

“Concluded” is the operative word in this article. The State has never “concluded” as in they are still waiting on the FBI crime scene investigation. All the State Department Spokes-persons who have who have addressed the media or for that matter the SecState Clinton and/or President Obama have never “concluded” anything. We are dealing with second rate children educated at lawyers....


45 posted on 10/10/2012 4:06:01 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: freekitty

Great comment...right on target.

Everything Hillary has touched turned to sh!t.

Even the husband she chose: impeached, disbarred, felon.


46 posted on 10/10/2012 4:32:02 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Bon mots
The Benghazi attack may cloud her legacy? The Benghazi attack IS her legacy?

Surely you jest

Her legacy as a brave First Lady who dodged bullets on the tarmac in the Balkans can never be tarnished
47 posted on 10/10/2012 4:35:02 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Olog-hai

Anne dear......

Could the incident in Libya be more harmful to Hillary Clinton’s reputation than her murder of confident and White House Counsel/bagman Vince Foster?


48 posted on 10/10/2012 4:37:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Olog-hai
Speaking of tarnished legacies.....

What about this a-hole...

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, called Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and "asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests."

49 posted on 10/10/2012 4:38:08 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Rummyfan
Clinton's legacy? ROTFLMAO!!!! She has no legacy!

Not for those with brains BUT polls showed she is the most admired politician in the USA
Bunch of damn brain washed idiots in the Good Old USA--Disgusting
50 posted on 10/10/2012 4:39:22 AM PDT by uncbob
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