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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I thought the buck always stop at the top, meaning obamma. In fact, he has said so, iirc?
Because IMHO something big is about to come out on this...maybe tomorrow before the debates. That's why it had to be now...couldn't wait until the Friday dump.
This is V Jarret trying to get in front of it by arm twisting someone I thought could never be arm twisted.
George Soros must have pulled the center string on the Billary puppet.
Unbelievable...the media circle is closing around Hillary by design, to protect Obama in a desperate move ahead of the debate.
Obama’s desk has yet to see a buck let alone host one. They tend to make their way to Bush’s house.
I can’t say I won’t enjoy watching her get chewed up.
A job for Chelsea.
...your stimulus money at work. Hilda is an old dyke heading to pasture.....she has to “buy” younger accompaniments.
Romney should push Obama on this none the less, let Obama say: “Well...um...Hillary said she done it...uh.”
When they say “I accept complete responsibility,” it means “See. I am brave, and big-hearted and noble and responsible, and therefore should suffer no consequences whatever for my idiocy. How can you punish somebody so good.” For an example, see Janet Reno after Waco.
Still nothing at Faux news dot com about this, other than to say we’re getting ready to make a hit in response for Benghazi.
Now that would be the trick pulled from the Clinton playbook — to launch “attacks” to put his name under the newspaper fold.
there is no way she takes the fall. This is the Potomac two-step. They’re just getting a statement out there to try to blunt the damage to Obama and to attempt to take away a talking point from Romney.
If it were a real acceptance, she would be doing it from Foggy Bottom, not from the hotel at a women’s conference in Peru.
Betcha a zillion dollars we ain’t got an extradition treaty with Peru...betcha more the Peruvians won’t let BJ Bill in the country either...
...PIAPS has her heavenly retirement at last.
There is precedent for this, however.
Recall when Janet Reno accepted full responsibility for Waco? And Hillary's husband allowed as how he "all I know is what I read in the papers"?
So why did he lie about the video protest? Did Hillary mislead Obama et al about conditions at Benghazi?
OK, and securing the attack site and gathering evidence after US personnel fled was...CNN’s responsibility?
Oh yeah. The check is in the mail.
“When they say I accept complete responsibility, it means See. I am brave, and big-hearted and noble and responsible, and therefore should suffer no consequences whatever for my idiocy. How can you punish somebody so good. For an example, see Janet Reno after Waco.”
Or JFK after Bay of Pigs.