Skip to comments.STATEMENT BY SENATORS McCAIN, GRAHAM AND AYOTTE ON SECRETARY CLINTON re BENGHAZI ATTACK
Posted on 10/15/2012 8:01:05 PM PDT by TigerClaws
Washington, D.C. U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today released the following statement on Secretary of State Hillary Clintons comments this evening regarding the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:
We have just learned that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has claimed full responsibility for any failure to secure our people and our Consulate in Benghazi prior to the attack of September 11, 2012. This is a laudable gesture, especially when the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever.
However, we must remember that the events of September 11 were preceded by an escalating pattern of attacks this year in Benghazi, including a bomb that was thrown into our Consulate in April, another explosive device that was detonated outside of our Consulate in June, and an assassination attempt on the British Ambassador. If the President was truly not aware of this rising threat level in Benghazi, then we have lost confidence in his national security team, whose responsibility it is to keep the President informed. But if the President was aware of these earlier attacks in Benghazi prior to the events of September 11, 2012, then he bears full responsibility for any security failures that occurred. The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the Commander-in-Chief. The buck stops there.
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In breaking news here if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:
Was not McCain also all-in on the overthrow of Gaddafi and the takeover of Libya by the wonderful “rebels?”
The gang of three talks tough.
Translation: “When we give Syria to the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, it will be fine. We’ve learned to secure our embassies.”
The story I’m reading is that Ambassador Stevens was supposed to be taken hostage, and BHO2 was to be a hero in ordering him freed.
That is why no one came to those four American’s rescue. It was a set-up.
It is also why the White House was dazed and confused by the actual events. It wasn’t going to be a bloody sacrifice, just a taking of prisoners.
So the White House is pointing fingers every-which-way. They’re responsible for the killings, for conspiring with a branch of Al Qaida, and it has literally expoloded in their faces.
BHO2 isn’t smart enough to have thought of this one. More likely, it is something dreamed up by Valerie Jarrett.
While Clinton is responsible as SOS, I don’t understand why. she would save Obama’s narrow ass.
Some back room shenanigans are going on.
Yeah. By 100+ heavily-armed fanatics. I don't think so.
Hillary is going to fall on the sword for Obama? She is the most self-centered and brazenly ambitious woman on the left.
What’s the punch line? And we ALL know there IS one...
Haven’t you ever heard of a double-cross?
That is what happens when you believe, erroneously, that an American President can trust Muslim terrorists.
If she had any integrity she would have resigned weeks ago.
A picture is worth 1000 words.
“I dont understand why. she would save Obamas narrow ass.”
Maybe it isn’t coordinated. She is trying to do what leaders do and take responsibility. Set up for 2016?
What did our Muslim-in-Chief know and when did he know it?
responsibility: A duty or obligation to satisfactorily perform or complete a task (assigned by someone, or created by one’s own promise or circumstances) that one must fulfill, and which has a consequent penalty for failure.
The penalty will be political. Romney is going to beat Obama with this tomorrow night.
She’s getting pretty long in the tooth.