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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Thats because she has already told Obama she will not be sticking round for any second term if he should win. Thinking she would run for the Presidency in 2016 as the Dems have no one else but Cuomo to try and run. Which he is not really known outside of that little East Coast area.
    Oh I don't think anybody kids themselves into believing she will not be running in 2016.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to be sacrificing herself for the sake of the administration after she took the blame for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi and controversial aftermath. To put things quite literally, she told a CNN reporter on Monday, just a few minutes after landing in Peru for a visit, very plainly, "I take responsibility" for what happened in Libya on September 11. CNN makes it clear that she "insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions." With the election right around the corner and everything, Clinton added, "I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha."

    Just because Clinton's on the mat doesn't mean that the Romney-led slugfest against the Obama administration will let up. The Republican candidate already slammed Biden for saying said at the vice presidential debate last week that "we weren't told they wanted more security" at the consulate in Benghazi. And the pundits are already steering Romney towards this incident as Obama's big foreign policy weakness at the upcoming presidential debate.

    Hillary Clinton Falls on Her Sword - Yahoo! News
    In bold, why were they not told? What, security at our embassies around the world is determined by some mid-level flunky at the state department. This coverup and worse yet evidence of gross negligence and incompetence, is yet more Obama failure.
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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'm not sure what to think. On the one hand, it's such an uncommon gesture, and is what I want my leaders to do, but on the other hand, is it only that? Just a gesture?

    I felt the same way when Reagan took the blame for Iran-Contra. It diffuses the situation because critics then have nowhere left to go, but the person who takes the blame knows they will face no real consequences, either.
    I think it's a terrible political move but I don't know if there was a better one.

    Making her the scapegoat takes pressure off him for these two debates but the Clinton's have a tremendously loyal following. It's not hard to imagine their supporters staying home on election day.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    I think it's a terrible political move but I don't know if there was a better one.

    Making her the scapegoat takes pressure off him for these two debates but the Clinton's have a tremendously loyal following. It's not hard to imagine their supporters staying home on election day.
    You nailed that one.
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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'm not sure what to think. On the one hand, it's such an uncommon gesture, and is what I want my leaders to do, but on the other hand, is it only that? Just a gesture?

    I felt the same way when Reagan took the blame for Iran-Contra. It diffuses the situation because critics then have nowhere left to go, but the person who takes the blame knows they will face no real consequences, either.
    Reagan's taking the blame for Iran-Contra was the weirdest apologies ever when he talked about yeah I did it but in my heart I know I didn't do it but I take responsibility for doing. That was a weirdly worded apology. President Ronald Reagan - Address on Iran-Contra - YouTube

    I've heard that there was a backroom deal on that with the dem leadership to avoid any impeachment proceeding and the public apology was part of that. Who knows. Who cares now anyway.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well anybody with at least minimal brain function should have realized that Katrina was mostly the Mayor's fault for refusing to put the buses in use for the evacuation, but that is a rant for another day.
    And the govenor's. But with those two people making the huge mistake of refusing fed authority until it was too late... the same people don't want to blame Hillary for Benghazi?

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    This sounds absolutely True.
    However, it's timing on the eve of debate II, obviously takes some heat off Obama.

    Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi - WSJ.com
    Updated October 16, 2012, 10:25 a.m. ET
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    sounds like a loyal toady doing whatever is needed to keep her and her boss's job

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Last edited by MMC; 10-16-12 at 06:47 PM.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So there's Bill Clinton, touring the country for Obama, while his wife gets sacrificed to the wolves. What a man.
    I think Hill would have made a much better executive than Obama

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I think Hill would have made a much better executive than Obama
    some of my pets would too but you are correct. She at least had some experience in things that count

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