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Benghazi attack may cloud Clinton’s legacy
WaPo ^ | 10/09/2012 | Anne Gearan

Posted on 10/10/2012 4:57:56 AM PDT by barryobi

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.

Ahead of the hearing, State Department officials provided new details about the attack while asserting that there had been no way to predict or prevent the sustained assault.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bho44; christopherstevens; clinton; impeachnow; libya; obama; obamalegacy; soshillary; waronterror
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One of my original FR posts after 9/11/2012 was that Hillary Clinton's political career was over when the facts of Benghazi came out.

Now that the MSM has awoken from their slumber and are refusing to run cover for this inept, corrupt administration, Hillary is being readied to be thrown under Barry's bus. The Clintons won't go quietly though, Billy hates Barry and I think may get pissed enough to try to torpedo Barry's re-election bid.

1 posted on 10/10/2012 4:58:00 AM PDT by barryobi
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My first reaction that day was disbelief when I saw her attempt to sell the crazy notion that friendly Libyans were assisting the wounded Ambassador and respectfully transported him to the hospital where they did everything to save his life.

I had just seen the photos on twitter that said otherwise - and if any joe shmoe can see this stuff on twitter, then I assumed our DC officials have seen it too.

It is unbelievable how they will go out there and tell bold lies like that.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 5:02:14 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: barryobi

The State Dept’s Officer Huma had
her own people conduct
the attack that murdered the Ambassador.

Meanwhile, the US Congress remains asleep
next to its trough. So, shhhhhh, and move along.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 5:02:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: barryobi

Civil war breaking out within the administration:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2942590/posts


4 posted on 10/10/2012 5:06:55 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: barryobi

She has BLOOD on her hands!! This did NOT have to happen if they would have given them the security they kept asking for!! BLOOD.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 5:07:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Scotswife

Tell the press to tell the lies as well. Scroll down and read the CNN whistleblower story.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 5:08:36 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: barryobi
But the new details also appeared to confirm that there was no protest or other benign gathering outside the compound gates, as initially described by some in the administration.

As SOME in the administration-huh? Virtually EVERY Obama spokesperson parroted the line that the protest built up during the day (the video, you know) and finally got out of hand.

That was a huge lie and they knew it from day one.

7 posted on 10/10/2012 5:09:34 AM PDT by randita
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To: barryobi
Benghazi attack may cloud Clinton’s legacy

Ya think?

Even with the Commie whitewashing machine hard at work?

"Mistakes were made..."

8 posted on 10/10/2012 5:12:34 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: barryobi

How those shameless hacks can continue to show their faces in public is beyond me.

9 posted on 10/10/2012 5:13:47 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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“Well-respected”???? By whom? Hillary Clinton has accomplished exactly nothing in the way of foreign policy. She’s done as she’s told and acted as Obama’s doormat proxy, but little else.

I guess in the Wapo’s bok, that constitutes a glorious foreign policy record.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 5:14:43 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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She’s done. All this coming out after she and the 0 making those speeches in front of the caskets of those lost souls makes it all the more grotesque.

Clinton - A video THAT WE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH!!! That’s all I hear. Its over. For them both.


11 posted on 10/10/2012 5:16:06 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Ann Archy
This absolutely finishes any possible chance she has of running in 2016.

And don't forget, Monica's new "blow-by-blow" tell-all ( sorry, I couldn't resist) book about her affair with Slick will be out next year..

12 posted on 10/10/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SueRae

As someone asked here yesterday in response to the State Department saying they knew all along it wasn’t the trailer:

Then why did they spend $70,000 on ads apologizing for the trailer?


13 posted on 10/10/2012 5:23:07 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: IronJack

“...a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s LEADERSHIP and a threat to her MUCH-ADMIRED LEGACY...”

leadership?? much-admired legacy??

:o)


14 posted on 10/10/2012 5:24:04 AM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: barryobi

Nobody gets to the second level question here:

WHY did they perpetuate the lie?

A spontaneous riot was somehow our fault. We have free speech and this crazy film was our responsibility. We can’t stop it. Apologize for it.

Pre planned attack means:

1. AQ is not “on its heels”

2. Where was our pre planning? Where was the security? Were tree warnings? Yes. So why no response?

It was a planned scheme to deflect political fallout.

It was no just incompetence.

I have not seen the “why” questioned asked yet.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 5:26:16 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: barryobi

Implausible Denial? State Dept. Now Says It Never Blamed Anti-Islam Film (10/10/12):

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/10/state-department-denies-concluding-film-sparked-consulate-attack-in-libya/


16 posted on 10/10/2012 5:26:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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Never blamed film? Then why pay $70,000 to air an ad apologizing for the film?


17 posted on 10/10/2012 5:27:30 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: barryobi

J. Christopher Stevens and Mary Jo Kopechne have in common that they both gave their lives to keep Democrat scoundrels out of the Presidency.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 5:32:19 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: barryobi

J. Christopher Stevens and Mary Jo Kopechne have in common that they both gave their lives to keep Democrat scoundrels out of the Presidency.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 5:32:44 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: barryobi

More proof of a complete Obama administration failure. This time people died.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 5:35:28 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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