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    Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    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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    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she takes responsibility for security at the American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in an attack last month.

    "I take responsibility," Mrs. Clinton said in a recent interview in her office. "I'm the Secretary of State with 60,000-plus employees around the world. This is like a big family…It's painful, absolutely painful."

    On Monday, in Lima, Peru, she also told television interviewers that she accepts the blame, adding that security at America's diplomatic missions overseas is her job, not that of the White House.

    Her comments come as Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, criticize the Obama administration for its handling of the security before the attack by extremists and its explanations afterward.

    She also spoke in advance of the second presidential debate, which will occur Tuesday night. Both security arrangements in Benghazi and the administration's differing explanations of whether the attack was the result of mob violence caused by an anti-Muslim video or a calculated terrorist strike were the subject of disagreement in last week's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee. At the debate, Mr. Biden said the White House wasn't aware of requests for additional security at diplomatic installations in Libya, an account that Mrs. Clinton's remarks appear to confirm.

    In her comments to CNN in Peru, Mrs. Clinton said President Barack Obama and Mr. Biden weren't involved in security decisions at the consulate in Benghazi. "I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha," she said.
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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Bus, meet Hillary. Someone here predicted this I believe.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    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.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    So Hillary's not part of the Obama administration?

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Yeah but she is still saying that Obama didnt know......which is BS. After the inital attack. Our people tried to break to the Safe House which was the CIA compound that was holding Weapons. That compound came under two assualts. They were in real time communication and that would be with Consular Ops in the White House.

    The Ambassador was then Killed. There is no way Obama did not know!

    Moreover for 6 days both Obama and Clinton came out and stated it was due to the Spontaneous Reaction from the Muslim video. Condemning the attacks.

    Clinton says they listen to the security experts......then why didnt she get them more Security when all were stating that more security was needed.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    She's a scapegoat... but it's too little too late. This goes much deeper than Hillary Clinton.

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    Yeah but in the interview she is almost chuckling when she says that she takes full responsibility and then goes on about 60K people working in the State Department and other people making those decisions. It wasn't even a half-hearted, "Well I feel horrible and will be doing X,Y, and Z to avoid this situation in the future." I have maintained from the beginning that this was likely a decision made down the food chain, but come on, at least try to show some freaking courtesy to the families by not being giddy when you make the token gesture and put it off on lower level people like their protection didn't matter that much as a matter of policy to begin with. Geez. I think she would have been better off not claiming responsibility than that garbage.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    The buck stops there? Like mideast and specifically Libya policy had nothing to do with it.

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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    ....being that there was a CIA office near/as part of the US facilities in Benghazi, one would think that increasing instability or security threats in Libya would have been part of the president's daily intelligence briefings...
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    Re: Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Yeah but in the interview she is almost chuckling when she says that she takes full responsibility and then goes on about 60K people working in the State Department and other people making those decisions. It wasn't even a half-hearted, "Well I feel horrible and will be doing X,Y, and Z to avoid this situation in the future." I have maintained from the beginning that this was likely a decision made down the food chain, but come on, at least try to show some freaking courtesy to the families by not being giddy when you make the token gesture and put it off on lower level people like their protection didn't matter that much as a matter of policy to begin with. Geez. I think she would have been better off not claiming responsibility than that garbage.
    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.

    Plus she still is saying that people were going by what they knew at the time. Now making an excuse About the Fog of War.

    All because the Obamabaloney is crying about Polticizing this. Which is BS.....bottomline, Obama dropped the ball on 911 and why? Because he was to interested in Campaigning rather than Leading this Nation!

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