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
Read the rest at cnn
Poor woman, thrown under the bus so the “boss” can boss us around more...
I’ll bet Hillary was pissed about having to take the fall for this. This is the kind of thing that usually gets blamed on an underling, who is then personified/blamed/punished.
So much for my dream of seeing Obama marched away in handcuffs.
He’s still gonna lose, though.
0bama COVERED UP THE FACT THAT STEVENS WAS KILLED BY TERRORISTS IN A TERRORIST ATTACK AND HILLARY'S "ACCEPTING FULL RESPONSIBILITY" DOES NOT RELIEVE OBAMA OF BEING GUILTY OF A COVER-UP BY CONTINUALLY BLAMING AN ANTI-ISLAM MOVIE FOR DAYS, INCLUDING HIS SPEECH BEFORE THE U.N..
Yep, and it would take more than saving Barry's skinny butt to get Hillary to dive on that grenade. The Democrats must be seeing some disturbing internal polling trends that suggest not just a loss of the White House, but wholesale electoral slaughter.
This is exactly the meme that needs to take root for the next few weeks - the image of Pussybama hiding behind a skirt - or crusty black pant suit as the case may be.
Hussein’s gonna have to answer some questions about this tomorrow.
Maybe this is what he’s looking for to seem presidential.... accepting the acceptance of responsibility by “A” Clinton.
And in other news...Harry “The Buck Stops Here” Truman is spinning in his grave.
Will Hillary also pick up the search for missing Libyan assets that died with Ambassador Stevens ?
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.
Did Teddy “accept responsibility” for Mary Jo?
Finally a link to CNN News on Drudge. Nothing yet on Fox.com. Yeesh!
Hillary Clinton stated is taking full responsibility for the in action in providing the Ambassador with the additional security he requested. It looks like Hillary has a bigger set of ovaries than Obama has balls.
Or, when it comes to the “family jewels of the Democrat party” it is Hillary who has them, not Obama. Perhaps the Dems nominated the wrong person in 2008 and 2012?
And it was Harry Truman who said that “the buck stopped with him” for whatever happened in the government. Harry understood what it meant to be president, Barack knows only how to avoid responsibility.
I think you hit the nail on the head.
“I feel any teeth, you leaving without ‘em, biotch.”
“I’ll put my dentures on the side, Lord and Saveyour.”
“And there is NO WAY she falls on her sword for the Hussein regime, NONE.”
Oh you are so right. Something isn’t right and the leaks will evolve. O will lose this war with Bill/HIll sooner rather than later.
This Admin lied! Nothing has changed
--Who is Funding Huma Abedin's Lifestyle? Hillary's Mystery Woman: Who is Huma?
This admin/the far left have, since zero occupied the WH, instituted the policy that no lie is nonsensical enough to warrant refraining from uttering it.
So, this admission should not have been necessary. We’re in the fairyland of propaganda media.
Obviously zero’s handlers are looking to make any and all investigations quiet down as the election approaches.
Hitlery perhaps has seen what’s coming up in terms of investigations, i.e., what Congress is asking for, etc. As the Klintonistas are the reigning experts in teflon-coated boldfaced publick lies, perhaps she’s been given this assignment by her handlers. Perhaps she’s taken it upon herself in an effort to forestall Congress from asking more questions of others in the State dept, thinking that it will be easier to keep the lies straight if they talk to fewer people. Since she’s “accepted” responsibility for not having enough security, she’s hoping they won’t ask any more questions of others. She can then explain why with some simple nonsensical fabrications.
If zero is re-elected, whoever made this happen will be owed a lot by zero’s handlers.
If he is not re-elected, there still may be a lot owed, depending on what this coverup is covering up, which humble little people like moi have no clue of.
Hilda gets the 3:30PM phone:
Odungo:”how’s 30 million sound?”
Odungo:”30 and a date with Christina Aguilera”
Is she accepting responsibility for the fact there was no security or for the subsequent overup. It is really quite disgusting the way Obama an he stood in front of the coffins of dead Americans and blame the video. It is nauseating!
No matter what the issue, zer0 always acts and looks small. Always has, always will...
"As the man in charge, I must accept full responsibility...but not the blame. Let me explain the difference. People who are to blame lose their jobs; people who are responsible do not."
I don’t think so. Hillary is falling on her sword for Obama, whose policies were the root of the disaster and who did nothing about anything the whole day as it was unfolding. He left town and went to bed. He never even met with the NSC after the event. He has been negligent since the beginning (but of course, only after arming and empowering the jihadis).
Hillary has turned out to be surprisingly weak and absolutely cowers when she’s around Obama. People thought that the Clintons had something on Obama, but I suspect that Obama has something even worse on them, because Hillary has been an absolute doormat from day one.
That said, I don’t think anybody is going to believe that this is Hillary’s doing alone; she is clearly not responsible for setting policy (that’s done by Valerie Jarrett and some other random radicals, speaking through Obama) and the idea that she is now, weeks later, “taking responsibility” is positively laughable. Nice, Bambi, but no cigar.
Kansas girl hit nail on head.
What’s she taking responsibility for?
Not the cover up, which is scandal.
Just the fact that security was bad.
Which she will simply blame on someone else.
This is a non-admission.
Quid pro quo: Hillary takes responsibility - Obama does not ask her to stay and expresses confidence in her.
Win-win for both. Obama gets criticism of his foreign policy blunder deflected and Hillary gets to stay Secretary of State for 4 more years.
She can always dump it back on Obama when he is done being president and she runs herself in 2016.
Notice the Clintonian parsing, “I take responsibility for what happened on September 11th.”
As to what happened after September 12th...?
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