Skip to comments.Clinton: 'I take responsibility' for security ahead of Benghazi attack
Posted on 10/15/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by maggief
"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, were 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, Clinton said.
"I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," she added, noting that it is close to the election.
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So much for all the postings on here that the Clintons were going to put it to Obama
It’s not over until Hillary Sings.....La la lah lalala laaaaah. She’s just warming up!
“Then RESIGN, Hitlery.”
That was my frist thought as well.
Great minds think alike. :)
She won’t resign because she knows the weak-kneed GOP house won’t call her to testify under oath. For some reason they are afraid of her.
Blood on her hands just like her husband in Mogadishu.
Jail the bitch.
Hillary’s political career is over. She is already too old and fat and it will only be worse in four years.
In fact, the RATs are SooL for a viable candidate for ‘16. No young stars in the pipeline.
And you’re resigning in Peru or something?
The Clintons now have tens of millions of dollars. Money is not an issue.
This is a Clintonian modified limited hangout. It makes Obama look weak before the debate (war on women!). More significantly, it shrewdly dumps the cover up onto Obama.
I doubt very much that Barry cleared this interview or move by Hillary.
(heard inside the DNC strategy room)
Blame Bush (wait a minute.....),
Blame Romney (oh, that may not work....)
Oh, yeah ,I GOT IT! Blame Hillary!....
(We may be on to something there....)
That isn’t true.
Hillary fell on her sword under the bus!
So much for all the postings on here that the Clintons were going to put it to Obama.
Could not agree more. Hillary suckered a bunch of folks here and the GOP, who were afraid to put her under oath during the hearings. It was a a diversion
and a rope a dope, as I mentioned in numerous posts yesterday.
Her buttocks would hang too far over the edges of the board and cause hip and back injuries. Also, intel would misunderstand her throat clearing for cackles.
Totally disagree. Hillary has made Obama look weak, it is unlikely she got approval for the statement, and she shifts all accountability for the cover-up to Obama and away from herself.
More leaks will follow.
Right on, dear Phil Dragoo!
Remember all of them in November!
Yeah, and her husband used to with trembling lower lip put on the “I’ll take full responsibility” show for some of his screw ups too, and then nothing would happen. NOTHING!
It’s an incantation for the Clinton’s to use whenever they do something stupid, and haven’t any escape route available.
I would not hold my breath waiting on “Leaks”.
What “Leaks” have you heard in the last week? Share them with me, because I must have missed them.
Who controls Obama's terrorist (er 'peace loving' muslim) hit list?
Indeed we do!
I didn't see her presser!
Was she wearing that tacky black pants suit?
Zactly! With shout outs of "I love you back!"
When you see bill clinton lawyering up and hill takes the fall, it is getting too close to bill. hillary is the buffer. bill’s playbook, obama knows it. If obama goes down, so does bill. Mutually assured destruction.
You’re dreaming. Her favorability is sky high and I predict she will lose weight and have work done by the time 2016 comes around. The only thing that matters in Hillary’s political future is whether or not her husband is still alive in 2016. They’re going to do the “twofer” two-step in four years. Bank on it.
We all know just why Hillary is playing the scapegoat in this - tomorrow's debate. Just so if Obama gets asked any hard questions about Libya he can say "It was Hillary's fault."
Besides being the same weakling that she was when her husband was under attack for his philandering, she has again proven that she won't go up against the men in the Democrat Party. And she calls herself a "Liberated woman." She is a political wussy.
Now..the main reason I am furious is...this is such a smokescreen. The press will now try to stop any public reaction against Obama for the Benghazi slaughters. They will push it under the rug. WHEN THE IMPORTANT ISSUE IS...THAT OBAMA, LIED AND TRIED TO COVER THIS UP WITH A FALSE STORY ABOUT A FILM INCITING THE ATTACK! AND THEN WENT ON TO APOLOGIZE TO THE MUSLIMS FOR THAT FILM!
Nixon was impeached for his lie about the cover-up in Watergate. Obama's lie is much more serious, AND CERTAINLY JUST AS IMPEACHABLE AN ACT. Whatever he didn't know, he should have known, anyway.
I absolutely HATE how these people are playing the American public and how the Liberals in the Media are providing them accompaniment.
It seems whenever there are problems in the Obama Administration...it always comes down to someone else being at fault and Obama not knowing anything about the situation. These people want us to believe that they never talk to one another? That they have no communication? If that is true...what does that say about how Obama runs his Office? Is everyone acting on their own? Then..who...please...who is in charge? A rhetorical question for Conservatives, because it is obvious that no one is, Obama is truly an empty chair. But I pose this very serious question for the Liberals! Who is running this country if Obama has no clue what the people in his Administration are doing or not doing?
Please excuse my use of CAPS. I had to vent, loudly!
Then resign, beeyotch. (anything less is not taking responsibility)
I here everyday checkin the news.
The story Im reading is that Ambassador Stevens was supposed to be taken hostage, and BHO2 was to be a hero in ordering him freed, winning accolades for the rescue.
That is why no one came to those four Americans rescue. It was a set-up.
It is also why the White House was dazed and confused by the actual events. It wasnt intended to be a bloody sacrifice, just a taking of prisoners.
So the White House is pointing fingers every-which-way. Theyre responsible for the killings, for conspiring with a branch of Al Qaida, and it has literally expoloded in their faces.
BHO2 isnt smart enough to have thought of this one. More likely, it is something dreamed up by Valerie Jarrett.
Whatever BO and Axlegrease have on the Clintons is a doozy. Bill and Hill kiss his skinny a#4 24/7. Kinda funny. One day the evil surrounding them will bring them all down. Whatever they are covering up for each other is massive.
I really don’t believe O and B did not know. I am Very shocked Hill would agree to be the scapegoat. Either she’s been strong armed or she must believe in their ‘greater cause’ - which I highly doubt. Hill has already invested too much in her career to take the fall for someone she doesn’t even like. This story gets stranger every day.
She is a movie producer who worked on a movie about the 2008 election. In that capacity she hobnobbed with the big democrats, and the big Hillary dems are the ones she says told her all this stuff. She says she heard Bill Clinton say from his own mouth that he knows Obama is not eligible. There’s another gal who has said the same things. Can’t remember the name off-hand, but if I’m remembering correctly both these gals have signed affidavits attesting to these claims.
The system is flawed in that it does not allow the little people to hold the corrupt people in the system accountable between elections. Right now law enforcement claims they don’t want to politicize law enforcement but they are ALL politicizing it - folks like Nifong, Ronnie Earl, and Fitzgerald by prosecuting politicians when there is no evidence, and folks like every AG in the dad-blamed place because they have evidence of felonies but don’t want to pursue it because the crooks are politicians.
The legal department of the Nebraska Secretary of State told me that even if Bob Bauer, Antonio Villaigarosa, and Alice Germond were rotting in jail, convicted of perjury and fraud for the Certification of Nomination they signed, the SOS would STILL have to put the name on the ballot because the statute doesn’t specifically state that the Certification had to be LAWFUL (non-perjurious and non-fraudulent).
I asked the NE Treasurer’s office if taxes have to be paid with lawful money, and it just so happens that the tax statute does use the term “lawful money”. I’m wondering if all the statutes about licensing particularly state that the license or certification has to be LAWFUL. Or if it specifically states that fees have to be paid with LAWFUL money. The whole idea is that unless every jot and tiddle about the circumstances are spelled out in the law, these crooked lawyers will claim that the law means nothing. Unless the law says exactly who, when, where, and how something is to be enforced, nobody can do anything to enforce it.
I better stop there. I could be at it all night if I tried to explain why I say that the system is broken. The point about the above is this: unless the laws give you and me specific authorization to do something about these do-nothing bureaucrats, we’re stuck with whatever they want to do. Period. The laws be darned. Congress and the czars have shown us that on the macro level, and it’s the same at every level of government.
Yea, well ...Their candidates can come out of no where fast. But, I think it won’t happen again. Americans don’t want anymore mystery candidates.
GOOD to see you!
There was clearly a policy of a very low security profile in Libya. That consulate was effectively defenseless. The important question is who instituted the low security at the consulate in Benghazi? Was it Hillary or the White House? The consulate in Libya had repeatedly asked for more security and it was denied by the State Department. What was the motive for denying this essential protection? Was this the policy of The State Department or was the State Department complying with policy from the White House?
Then there is the matter of lying by the White House and the State Department, that will not go away.
What does this mean? Is she going to get a pay cut? Is she going to have to rub Michelle’s bare feet each night for a year? Is she going to be fired or resign for incompetence?
This is meaningless drivel. If she is not firing people or being fired, then she must be blaming the dead guys.
You are correct. If she is "truly" taking responsibility for a FUBAR of this great magnitude the logical thing to do is apologize for the failure and resign. If she is "truly" responsible and does not resign within 24 hours she should be fired by the President.
She has not mentioned resigning and the President has not mentioned firing. I do not know what the deal is, but Obama and Hillary CUT A DEAL.
That is probably a brilliant read of the situation.
“Americans dont want anymore mystery candidates.”
Oh, I agree.
No I am not dreaming and would prefer to be wrong. I would welcome her as the RAT candidate but her Sell-By date has passed. No matter what Bill does or doesn’t do. Her chance has gone.
Who does she have “favorability” with? Men? NO!! Women? Married - NO. Young - NO. Some Left wing women, yeah but they are getting older and will count for less tomorrow than they do today. I would doubt that Black Men would even vote for her.
Tied as she is to this administration, forget about it.
Bettina Viviano says that when killing Bills good friend Bill Gwatney and Rep Stephanie Tubbs in turn (right after they each agreed to present a petition challenging Obamas eligibility at the 2008 Dem Convention0 didnt work to stop the Clintons, the Obama handlers threatened to kill Chelsea, and that worked.
We know the on-air reporters and talk show hosts on at least 3 cable news networks and at least 2 radio syndicates were told that if they or their guests mentioned Obamas eligibility problems their career would be over and the lives of they and their loved ones were in doubt.
Those who say that so many people would not be able to remain quiet about something this big have not absorbed the things that some of us here have been on the front lines observing for the past 4 years. The HI state registrar confirmed to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Obamas HI birth certificate is legally non-valid and the online image is a forgery (which was also confirmed to KS SOS Kris Kobach) - and we cant find anybody who will report anything except the exact opposite.
I put nothing past Obamas handlers. They are liars. They are killers. They are evil. George Soros has openly said that he doesnt want the US to win the war on terror because then the US and capitalism will be strong, and he believes that he has to rid the world of those 2 great evils (America and capitalism) since he is GOD. And we thought Ahmadinejad was crazy - and that deterrence is futile when youre dealing with somebody that crazy. Ahmadinejads got nothing on Soros - they are both evil men who believe they are either Allahs servant or GOD HIMSELF.
And our system is totally compromised. I could talk far longer than anybody here has the stamina to listen, about just how badly our system is compromised. The people in positions of responsibility and power are lawless and they answer only to lawless thugs.
Breitbart had courage. Breitbart called Joe Arpaio to find out what evidence Joe had concerning Obamas posted birth certificate and told Joe that the evidence was good. Less than 5 hours later Breitbart was dead, and the autopsy performed never even CHECKED for signs of covert assassination. The same day - the day of Arpaios first press conference - Rush Limbaugh received what he understood as a death threat, with reference to 2 famous assassinations.
Were talking Al Capone here, except that the Soros-Obama machine has the full power of government, military, the intelligence agencies and operatives, and the media in its hands. And it has united the world forces of communism and Islamism in a battle against America and capitalism.
Post of the year.
Sorry but I do not believe people are babbling about murders to strangers.
Clinton knows that The Disaster was not a Natural Born citizen no matter where he was born. It is wrong to concentrate on the birth certificate rather than the non-citizen status of his father. There will be no way to prove where The Disaster was born.
There is no possible political system that would allow “little people” such recourse as you wish for nor should there be in reality. They are called “little” for a good reason, having little influence on events. This is the best there is. It even provides too much influence to the “little” people because in reality they do not really CARE about this corruption and accept it almost without limit from Democrats.
Nevertheless, if those voters who slightly care were not so gullible and easily deluded much of the corruption you despise would be controlled.
The People get the system they deserve in the long run.
Don't let this snake squirm out of the hold. He needs to answer for this. Hillary was in the South Pac playing with grass skirts. Just like Obama to be hiding under one.
Besides he’s imprisoned the producer; dhimmi/jizya/bow alert!
This is the only remedy:
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
(By “gallantry” he meant illicit sexual affairs btw.)
Now, what can 0bama do? He was setting her up, and rather than let the blame hang in the air for a few days, she's admitted she was "guilty." But then, he's still on the hook for the cover-up, and she's not running for anything this year...
Polls of “adults” with no break out of D/R/I convince me of nothing. Hillary will look much worse in four years. The last four years have not been kind to her. I doubt the next four will be either.