Skip to comments.Clinton: 'I take responsibility' for security ahead of Benghazi attack
Posted on 10/15/2012 4:49:39 PM PDT by PilotDaveEdited on 10/15/2012 5:38:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Lima, Peru (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the buck stops with her when it comes to who is to blame for security ahead of a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
"I take responsibility" for what happened on September 11, Clinton said in an interview with CNN's Elise Labott soon after arriving in Lima, Peru, for a visit. The interview, one of a series given to U.S. television networks Monday night, was the first she has given about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions.
"I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," she added, noting that it is close to the election.
The attack killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans at the consulate
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2016? She would probably be leaving in early 2013 if Obama wins.
I'd bet on it. And it could be nasty when it happens.
The "catch" is that people for some reason believe this is a rational world with an unbiased media, and this somehow will hurt Hillary.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The MSM won't go after her, they'll praise her, and they'll savage Republicans who bring this up if she runs in 2016.
This is a no-risk move for Hillary, so it doesn't require any bribery from Obama, etc.
There is something really funky about the hiring of the Blue Mountain security firm - the contact person is with GSA and so is the address.
The person in charge high tailed it out of Benghazi a few hours before the attack. And on and on and on.
The investigtion may be something they (or the CIA) want to shut down - among MANY other things.
How could she have the responsibility for security when the authority to order troops to Benghazi lies with the President?
March 11, 2009
Obama, on solving the financial crisis:
"The buck stops with me"
January 7, 2010
Obama, on the shortcomings that led to the Christmas Day 2009 bombing plot:
"The buck stops with me."
May 28, 2010
Obama, on the BP Oil spill clean up delays:
"I am the President. The buck stops with me."
August 16, 2011
Obama, on the slow progress of solving the economic crisis:
"And what I continue to believe is that ultimately the buck stops with me."
This and two week old fish out of refrigeration have about the same smell to them. I’m not buying it. He knew. We know. Hillary took the fall for nothing.
Maybe Biden gets the boot, and she becomes vice-god in February.
All Hitlary said was she is the Secretary of State and she will find out who screwed up and made her look bad. The Hildabeast has not fallen on a sword nor been thrown under the bus. She simply gave the Ministry of Propaganda a nudge. Now they can move-on dot org that they are.
In the nick of time...the campaign knows that Hussein would get beat-up over Benghazigate by Romney in tomorrow's debate.
Why she jeopardized her chances for 2016 ...I can't quite figure out. Yet. What a den of thieves.
I don’t think she * took the fall for nothing...* it was to stave off Hussein being inextricably cornered tomorrow. :)
well we would get a bunch of wild varying stories all right. But these dems have no problem lying under oath... particularly since they can make any word mean whatever they want it to mean at any point in time
Could Hillary be a 100 percent Marxist and know there is something bigger than her and Obama? She has gone right along with all this Muslim stuff the past 3 years. My point is this, possibly it is not so much about political preservation as it is pushing everything along as far as she can, so that the next big worldwide transition can take place.
Now that’s just plain racist;))
I’ve been trying to figure out the angle for her “buck stops with me” ploy & your comments make total sense..& commenting about the middle east deteriorating?
The Romney campaign should in no way let O off the hook about Benghazigate tomorrow night. Romney needs to hammer/corner him & point out how rogue & amateur his administration is. All of us know who we’re voting for & it amazes me that there are still undecided voters out there but this is Romney’s moment to hammer home how unsafe another 4 years will be with O/Jarrett running the show.
Ive been trying to figure out the angle for her buck stops with me ploy & your comments make total sense..& (Hillary) commenting about the middle east deteriorating?
The Romney campaign should in no way let O off the hook about Benghazigate tomorrow night. Romney needs to hammer/corner him & point out how rogue & amateur his administration is. All of us know who were voting for & it amazes me that there are still undecided voters out there but this is Romneys moment to hammer home how unsafe another 4 years will be with O/Jarrett running the show.
“Pussy Barry Obama and the women who cover for him: HRC, Susan Rice, MO, DWS, Stephanie Cutter, Jen Psaki, Jay Carney....”
JAY CARNEY, a woman? Muahahahahah! Good one! He certainly is.
Anyone notice why President Narcissus always chooses Press Secretaries who are such milque toast males to put a white “face” on the administration’s communist agenda. Thus the suburban liberals gulp it up without questioning. Brilliant and evil at the same time.
The buck stops with Hillary.
The media will try but the American people who follow this sort of think know better. Most people dislike whimps who will not own up to their BS. Obama hiding behind Hilary isn’t going to play well. He’s her boss, this is foreign policy, and he should have known. Right?
Great Catch! You have learned well, and are helping me to learn also.
Total Agreement FRiend.
Have an opinion, and it is the one contained by some on this thread. Will not state what am thinking, but if it happens, it is still a lose-lose for both klinton and zer0. Will see if now panetta wants to fall on his sword also.
I’m going to take Dramamine B4 I watch the debate tomorrow....anticipating the spin from Hussein about Bengazigate to be epic. >8D
His doctors had informed him that he had suffered cerebral concussion and shock, but he did not seek to use his medical condition to escape responsibility for his actions.
His family connections and money were enough for that.
Hilary has more cajones than O
Several government agencies under 0bama and 0bama himself called it a simple riot caused by a movie when it was obviously Al Qaeda and planned.
THAT is where an impeachable offense comes in for the POTUS.
0bama is for from being insulated from this debacle!
If it's good enough for Nixon....
:) It wasn’t an original thought on my part, but thank you for the compliment. There are liars, and then there are Clintons....
So, why did he go to Vegas the next day after he knew what happened? Did he think ‘ if I go on like normal, nobody will make a big deal about it? His behavior shows he’s part of it. If he he was surprised and gave a hoot, he would have reacted with contempt towards the terrorists. Instead he goes golfing and to Vegas. It happened in real time via video, he would have been told of the attack, not protest... instead they came up with an elaborate story, involving Rice, etc.. which cannot be contrived so quickly.
Hellry was personally mentored by Saul Alinsky and describes herself as a “progressive” - i.e. a communist.
I don’t know. To me, Hillary seems very intimidated by Obama, and has been so ever since she became SOS. When you see them together, you can tell that she’s afraid of him.
I have always thought that people on FR gave Hillary way to much credit in the first place, since she has never done anything in her entire life except be Bill’s wife and ride into some dubious sort of power by ignoring his personal life and probably doing some behind the scenes dirty work for him.
I think this is all being orchestrated by Bill Clinton. But the question is what is making Bill Clinton to it. Obama is doing so badly he has had to reach out to him and Bill Clinton has come through, even though Clinton clearly hates Obama. Is it just that Clinton is desperate for the Dems to hang onto power and has given up on the ability of Obama to get reelected without help from him? Or is there something Obama has offered to Bill that he really wants?
It’s all very mystifying, and strangely enough, I think it’s backfiring and is making Obama look even more foolish and confused and underhanded.
Why are the posters at DU clapping and praising her for this? “Class act”? Hillary lied about everything and still keeps going?
So for 6 hours they are watching a live attack on an embassy and annax on 9/11 and they dont bother to inform the CIC, really?
Why did she give this speech in Peru? I bet the the people in Peru are saying WHAT! and also I thought George Bush owned everything in Peru! (sac)
IMHO, this is just the latest lie in a string of lies intended to deflect blame from the Empty Chair. It won't work. Obama’s fault is either gross stupidity or gross negligence.
"...She says "I am responsible" for the security of State's 60,000 workers, but then says she's not responsible at all:
"The decision about security aspects are made by security professionals."
...Okay, Ms. Clinton: What are the names of these "security professionals" you say made this decision? Forgive my suspicions, but I'd like to ask them for their side of the story.
I'd also like documentary evidence for all of these claims."
“0bama COVERED UP THE FACT THAT STEVENS WAS KILLED BY TERRORISTS IN A TERRORIST ATTACK....”
Yelling while stating the obvious (especially at someone on the same team) just makes you look unhinged and lacking self-control. If this is how you convince others to vote conservative, please stop. You’re hurting our cause.
Then they can go with the meme that Romney hates women.
I'm not suggesting Romney tap-dance around the issue. Just that he needs to be careful how he presents it, since the Obama lackeys in the media will look for any opportunity to pounce and help Obama score political points.
Rush’s opening monologue was brilliant and required listening for anyone who either didn’t live through or has forgotten the Clintonian 90’s.
In true Clinton fashion, Hillary took the responsibility but not the blame.
Rush then proceeded to present a primer of Hillary’s crimes and misdeeds from the beginning right on through. Remember Billy Dale, just for one?
0bama stacks lies upon lies in an attempt to bury the obvious. Romney needs to expose this pattern, evident during 'Fast & Furious' too.
With Hillary and the Huma connection, and the way Obama has abandoned any sense of being an American and helping AMerican interests, I still think it is bigger than a Democrat power struggle or feud. Having said that, I can see Bill attempting to get to the top of whatever power could be orchestrating all this. I do agree Hillary does wilt in the presence of Obama. You never saw this with any conservative she was up against.
“...Hillary’s taking responsibility...is essentially a diversion from the real issues...”
We agree. Romney has a chance to bypass the media tonight. We’ll see what he does soon enough.
Okay. Why is she still on the payroll?
Resign or be fired, Bitch!