Hillary: I take responsibility for Benghazi

posted at 8:48 pm on October 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

Fearless prediction: With Hillary having now formally accepted blame, President Above The Fray will magnanimously volunteer at tomorrow night’s debate that, no no, it is with him that the buck ultimately stops. The White House has been holding off on doing that because they’re desperate to frame this as an internal problem at State. Now that Clinton’s gone and done that, Obama can pose as a stand-up guy and loyal boss by symbolically accepting responsibility on behalf of the people who are really at fault.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the bucks stops with her when it comes to who is blame for a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

“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.

Ace has another quote from her that essentially puts the whole thing off on her underlings, but there’s no link and I don’t see it in the CNN story. No matter, though: She’s not claiming actual responsibility in the excerpt above, just symbolic responsibility as the head of the Department that’s at fault. Given how the public generally respects showy professions of blame, it’s really the easiest thing in the world to make a “buck stops here” statement. The One himself would have done it weeks ago, I’m sure, if not for the fact that he’s caught in an election death struggle and knows the GOP would have hammered him with it. (As I explained above, it’s safer politically for him to do it now that Hillary’s chimed in.) The only way to make a “buck stops here” admission truly meaningful is to put some meat on the bone by identifying and correcting all the things that you’ve done wrong. Has Hillary done any of that yet? What protocols at State are going to change from all of this? Are we finished, at least, with pitiful public groveling to Islamists about how awful and terrible and reprehensible that Mohammed movie that hurt their feelings was?

Here’s the real question: Did Obama put Hillary up to this or did she do it on her own initiative to put O on the spot? As I’ve explained, I think this actually helps him by letting him accept symbolic responsibility while continuing to shunt actual responsibility onto State. But maybe I’m wrong. A friend e-mailed me after I wrote this post on Friday scolding me for thinking that Obama might throw Hillary under the bus rather than vice versa. After all, she’d have an easier time running in 2016 against President Romney than she would trying to succeed a two-term Democratic president. (Although, in that case, why did Bill Clinton give a wildly successful speech for O at the convention?) And as I said Friday, there is political peril for O in having Hillary go first on this. Potentially, he’ll look weak and diffident tomorrow night by following her lead, not loyal and magnanimous — and maybe Hillary knew that when she stepped up. Expect Romney to hammer that point, especially given how much he enjoys playing the Clintons off of Obama. What kind of “leader” says “the buck stops here” only after it’s already stopped somewhere else?

Here’s the vid, via CNN. This will, assuredly, be used against Hillary in 2016 if she runs, but I think she figures that between her high favorables and the fact that the public likes when executives “take charge” by accepting blame or whatever, she’ll be forgiven by voters. Quite possible.

Update: Ace e-mails to say that the Hillary quote in his post came from Wendell Goler on Fox News, who also interviewed Clinton today. They put it up on the screen sometime early this evening.


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Hill-Kiri

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

So they admit that their policy is wrong to begin with. They are at fault for not giving adequate security and misreading the Arab Spring. Badly.

But the important part is still out there. What about the coverup? Why lie to the American people and the World at the UN for two weeks about it? The big lie is still there. It’s now just becoming a coverup of a different sort to deflect the public’s attention away from the fact that they lied after people died.

Tennman on October 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

On Twitter: So Hillary covers for yet another man.

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

This hurts Obama.

Now what is the only “cred” the AA dope has gotten in the past 3 1/2 years… his Osama killing foreign policy – with a hat tip to “Al Queda almost dead.”

Mr Bravado Kickass just lost any traction he had (or shouldn’t have had a month ago)

Add in the fact the Clintons are known liars. I dont give 2 chits about some faux DNC Bubba bounce.

Romney will hammer him over this.

Odie1941 on October 15, 2012 at 9:12 PM

This is as bizarre as the entire episode. Nothing about their reaction makes any sense whatsoever.

BKeyser on October 15, 2012 at 9:12 PM

On Twitter: So Hillary covers for yet another man.

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Profound.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

H

ere’s the vid, via CNN. This will, assuredly, be used against Hillary in 2016 if she runs, but I think she figures that between her high favorables and the fact that the public likes when executives “take charge” by accepting blame or whatever, she’ll be forgiven by voters. Quite possible.

If it is all that simple, why wait so long to step up?

Terrye on October 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Still doesn’t change the facts of the lies and cover up. Ultimately that buck stops with Obama. Surely they don’t think this ends it, right?

I think Hillary is playing Obama. She’ll step up and take blame for the event and lax security but he is left holding the bag on the cover up and multiple loes the administration is now tangled in. I expect things to get ugly for Obama on this.

Ellis on October 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

This is desperate flailing. I don’t know what’s going down, but none of it is good for Obama or Hillary. I’m gonna go have a drink and watch baseball.

forest on October 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM

And again,the Debate is tommorrow,I still question the timing!

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM

There really is no question about it. Every Presidential election year there is talk about “October surprises.” Well this surprise was on Team rat-ears who thought they could spend the month dealing with Sandra Fluke’s ability to get the Pope to pay for her one-night-stands at Georgetown. Instead they have had to deal with the smoldering corpse of an ambassador in a part of the world they claim is much safer and democratic thanks to their policy of kicking Israel to the curb and obeying the demands of Muslims.

Happy Nomad on October 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Whack-A-Mole

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM

“Take responsibility” means you resign, girlie.
fossten on October 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Well, not always. Actually, hardly ever?

IIRC, Janet Reno “took responsibility” for Waco but never resigned…and that debacle killed a whole lot of Americans right here in the USA.

marybel on October 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

So, there are lots of wrongs and no rights in B. Obama’s cabinet, who would have thought that?

So, if Obama set up a terrorist study pannel which cabinet position would be able to be fair and balanced to take on the problems of running guns into Mexico and getting Mexican citizens killed.

So, if Ms Clinton wants to come clean why not accept the blame for Fast and Furious too.

Something tells me it is more smoke and egos looking at their own freak show mirrors.

Why do this in Peru.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I’ve said it many times. Politicians can commit mass murder. All they have to do is get up in front of a microphone and say, “I take full responsibility,” and that’s that.

They never actually bear any responsibility and they’re never held accountable. Saying “I take responsibility” is a magic phrase that makes accountability disappear.

The Rogue Tomato on October 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Politico has a story about State sitting on $2.2 Billion for security (already approved) and not spending it because it would have the appearance of needing increased security.

I wonder if this is the true reason Hillary came out with this statement. Kind of a “If I’m going down, so are you buddy!”?

Renee on October 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

34 DAYS LATER

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

The freaking day before debate two without any assurance of how the public will take it.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Like I said. Flailing blindly.

Look. With ‘rats, you are dealing with mediocre brains at best. But they have enough brains to use emotion from even less intelligent people to get elected.

These ‘people’ are so angry at life they view power as payback time.

How many truly attractive ‘rats do you know?

Today’s ‘rat party gives the ugly (they know who they are) and the stupid (they don’t know who they are) validation for every cool kid that shoved them into the mud.

Look up Axelrod’s high school picture if you think I’m kidding.
As Solaterov said last night “Looks like he spent a lot of time inside a locker”.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Lame. This hurts obama – BIG TIME – because no one, especially Hillary supporters, believe that she should take the blame, or is doing so of her own volition – obama can say goodbye to the majority of (the dwindling number) Hillary supporters who have supported him until now.

Pork-Chop on October 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM

If it is all that simple, why wait so long to step up?

Terrye on October 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

That would be the first response by honorable people, Terrye. I’m sure this is the last thing any of them wanted to do.

Can we all agree to rule out someone (Hillary I guess) feeling a need to honestly come clean on the events and cover up?

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Obama won’t be able to resist. He’s a “Me too!” guy big time. He’ll see Hillary being lauded by the left for stepping up and accepting a little of the blame, and he’ll be just like that damn dog I had who couldn’t stand to see anyone pet any other dog. He’d be right there bumping your leg for petting if you even looked at another dog. The trap is set. I hope Romney is aware enough to spring it when the bait is taken.

starboardhelm on October 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM

PUMAs hardest hit.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Hmmm, my assumption here is that Hillary is taking the blame for lax security at the consulate. Fine. She should. Now who is willing to take blame for trying to play rope-a-dope with the American public for two weeks with the phony baloney excuse that it was a YouTube video that got the ambassador and three other Americans killed? This thing is not over.

mpthompson on October 15, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I can’t believe some of you think Hillary is taking the fall. She’s denying him his ‘hero’ moment at the debate tomorrow night. His plan was to make his ‘buck stops here’ speech then have all his weasels leak that it was really all Hillary’s fault. Faux Chivalry fits Obama like a glove.

AmeriCuda on October 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM

MSM: “Why did Romney force poor Hillary to take responsibility? He hates women?”

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Does Hillary “take responsibility” for Susan Rice going on all those t.v. shows in the week after the attack and blatantly lying to the American public about what had happened in Benghazi?

Does Hillary “take responsibility” for Barry Obama’s decision to go to bed, after learning that the consulate was under attack and the ambassador’s whereabouts unknown?

Does Hillary “take responsibility” for Barry Obama’s decision to not bother meeting with his national security team the day after the attack, and instead hopping on AF-1 for a fundraiser in Vegas?

Does Hillary “take responsibility” for her and Barry Obama’s decision to stand over the coffins of the dead ambassador and the three other Americans and lie, again, to the American people about the YouTube video having been responsible for the deaths?

AZCoyote on October 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Still doesn’t change the facts of the lies and cover up. Ultimately that buck stops with Obama. Surely they don’t think this ends it, right?

Ellis on October 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I think maybe they do….

She says she doesn’t want this to turn into a political gotcha, which is the narrative they have been trying to spin – “Romney is just politicizinbg this non-story.”

I don’t see how this gets Obama out of the woods on the coverup, though. Deeper in, really, but maybe they’re counting on the MSM to say end of story, move on.

Priscilla on October 15, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Who cares? Do the right thing & admit you lied to America! The attack succeeded and you failed! Your failure cost the lives of 4 Americans! It’s time for a Resignation! The Repubs will cover after that and everything goes down the memory hole! Makes you long for the days of “Tar & Feathers”, doesn’t it?
Update on How to take on the Enemy media & Win!: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 15, 2012 at 9:19 PM

PUMAs hardest hit.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Oh SNAP!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Welp. There’s always brrrack to vote for.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:19 PM

i started thinking the other day that this was more of biden freelancing to move 0bama in a direction. like he did w/ gay marriage. biden gets his chance to make this claim to hurt hillary’s chances in 2016, 0bama cant contradict him, that would hurt his current campaign horribly to have the president slapping down his VP in this way.

after this i think hillary may have never planned on running in 2016. it seems bill may have planned otherwise and thought he could push her that way. and while this didnt kill her political career it seems it makes it a uphill climb.

chasdal on October 15, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Donald Rumsfeld is going to comment on this on Hannity coming up.

Let’s see what happens when she returns to home soil.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Security problem –> Hillary

Cover up –> Obama

F**ked –> Susan Rice

Curtiss on October 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Four dead men, each one worth ten times what that skinny nitwit sissy is worth. Shrillary and O’Bozo haven’t got the slightest idea of the meaning of the word responsibility.

Jaibones on October 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

This is a ploy to put attention on Hillary and off of Obama the night before the debate. BUT, lots of ammo here for Mitt. He should use this to his advantage tomorrow night.

kcd on October 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The PUMAs are the most bitter clingers off all. And they’ll vote Romney for spite.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Hillary’s taking responsibility for Benghazi…who’s taking responsibility for the coverup?

d1carter on October 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

She says she doesn’t want this to turn into a political gotcha, which is the narrative they have been trying to spin – “Romney is just politicizinbg this non-story.

Priscilla on October 15, 2012 at 9:19 PM

To a voter, if she HAD to lie, for as long as she did, HOW is it a non-story?

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

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canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

She’s denying him his ‘hero’ moment at the debate tomorrow night. His plan was to make his ‘buck stops here’ speech then have all his weasels leak that it was really all Hillary’s fault. Faux Chivalry fits Obama like a glove.

AmeriCuda on October 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Hmmm, never thought of that, but, if that’s it, it could be a master stroke by Hill. I just don’t see Romney’s campaign letting this go.

Priscilla on October 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Let’s see what happens when she returns to home soil.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

She should resign and stay there!

kcd on October 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

She and Bill are out to make Obama look small.

She and Bill are tring to look like the real leaders who step up tell the truth.
They are going for leadership of the Democrat party post Obama.

They have the axe out well ground sharp for the Chicago way.

With Obama and his open commies out of the way they can go back underground to subvert the constitution as they always have, only sneak attacks rather than the Earth First / Anti-War full bore Hugo Chavez way of Obama.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Hillary’s taking responsibility for Benghazi…who’s taking responsibility for the coverup?

d1carter on October 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Max Factor?

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I can’t believe some of you think Hillary is taking the fall. She’s denying him his ‘hero’ moment at the debate tomorrow night. His plan was to make his ‘buck stops here’ speech then have all his weasels leak that it was really all Hillary’s fault. Faux Chivalry fits Obama like a glove.

AmeriCuda on October 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Interesting. Pretty much what I was asking above. I really don’t want to bet. I don’t know. But you say you think that’s the deal? You know they have to be in serious trouble for her to get to this point, right?

There is either the biggest cerebral fornication being planned by these guys or the wheels are coming off the wagon two at a time.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I heard this from Harry Ried’s source so it has to be true:

Hillary took the blame for Libya because an 0bama surrogate was going to release information that Hillary and Huma were giving away state secrets while having secret meetings at a private hot tub health spa with women that had earlier in the year been pre-screened by the secret service.

Hillary did it to protect Huma.

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Word on the street Mischelle O threatened Hillary with a beat down unless she fessed up and took the blame.

cmptrnerd on October 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

More importantly – when exactly did Obama know of Hillary’s failure?

42 minutes ago like the rest of us???

Odie1941 on October 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

My oh my, look who’s getting to wear the blue dress now. And, you can bet Hillary knows where all the stains are. This may be her revenge for 2008, or perhaps a Hail Mary, transparent maneuver by Team Obama to bring “closure” to the issue, an issue which is not, however, about to go away.

There is still the very real issue of the coverup, which State cannot be entirely blamed for since Obama was on the entertainment talk shows and at the UN regurgitating Ambassador Rice’s lies long after the truth was no doubt known inside the WH.

Popcorn, anyone?

TXUS on October 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Ambassador Stevens unavailable for comment…

… three other Americans as well.

Seven Percent Solution on October 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

The story changes again.

Ronnie on October 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

kinda like when janet reno “took responsibility” for waco. and then nothing happened. except for all the praise from our watchdog media. what a laugh.

sbvft contributor on October 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Well if Hillary is responsible for the DEATHS of our State Dept. personnel, doesn’t she think it might be a nice idea to toddle out to the cameras and APOLOGIZE to the American people before she RESIGNS her office? And doesn’t she have some answering to do before Congress? If Hillary Clinton is responsible for these deaths, this is more that just an “oops-sorry-about-that” moment.

Oh… and while we’re at it, didn’t Obama tell us that it was going to be HIS job to set the policy in the Middle East, or was he just too busy with all those Hollywood fundraisers and talk shows? And exactly WHO gave Susan Rice her instructions before she went on SIX different talk shows to lie to the American people? Did Hillary do that too?

Murf76 on October 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

“I take responsibility” for Benghazi, Clinton tells CNN

WASHINGTON | Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:16pm EDT

(Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday told CNN that she assumes responsibility for last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/16/us-libya-clinton-idUSBRE89F01V20121016

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I can’t believe some of you think Hillary is taking the fall. She’s denying him his ‘hero’ moment at the debate tomorrow night. His plan was to make his ‘buck stops here’ speech then have all his weasels leak that it was really all Hillary’s fault. Faux Chivalry fits Obama like a glove.

AmeriCuda on October 15, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Good point! He no doubt had that planned. Mitt would go in for the kill, and Zero would man up and say “I’m responsible.” Now he has to explain why “she’s responsible.”

Ha! Thunder…stolen!

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Out: Hope and Change

In: Cowboy Up

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

So how will this affect the female vote for Obama now that he has let a woman take a fall for him?

tkyang99 on October 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Maybe the Chicago gang threatened to expose Hillary dancing at the LGBT annual convention.

Sticky Wicket on October 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Obama’s chickenssssssssssssss…have come home to roost.

tdarrington on October 15, 2012 at 9:25 PM

If Hillary taking the fall is the game they want to play, then fine. Pressure should be brought on Obama to immediately fire Hillary. Make them play by their own rules they set for Republican administrations.

mpthompson on October 15, 2012 at 9:25 PM

P rotecting

U ndeserving

M en

A nytime

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

kinda like when janet reno “took responsibility” for waco. and then nothing happened.

sbvft contributor on October 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Untrue. She got to run for Governor of Floriduh.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

When she pleas it down to life in prison, she’s taking responsibility for four murders.

Ronnie on October 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I think Hillary has set up Obama.
The media that bothers to cover Benghazi says the scandal has two parts–why wasn’t the consulate protected?

The second part–who told Rice, Hillary others,to go out and lie?

Hillary took responsibility for lack of security, which should end in resignation, but it’s Hillary, and nutless Obama doesn’t fire anyone.

This opens up all kinds of questions the night before a debate.
It should keep BO up tonight, but then again, he can roll over and go to sleep while our people are being attacked by terrorist.

bailey24 on October 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

What Did Hillary Tell Obama on 9/11?

On Friday, a CNN reporter asked Hillary Clinton what she was doing as the attack occurred, and Clinton responded with a 400-word answer that avoided the question. Here was the colloquy:

QUESTION: … could you tell us a little bit about what you were doing when that attack actually happened? I know Charlene Lamb, who as the State Department official, was mentioning that she back here in Washington was monitoring electronically from that post what was happening in real time. Could you tell us what you were doing? Were you watching? Were you talking with the President? Any details about that, please.

SECRETARY CLINTON: … I think that it is very important to recognize that we have an investigation going on. [Blah, blah for 222 words]. So that’s what an investigative process is designed to do: to try to sort through all of the information, some of it contradictory and conflicting. [Blah, blah for 76 words]. So I’m going to be, as I have been from the very beginning, cooperating fully with the investigations that are ongoing, because nobody wants to know more about what happened and why than I do. And I think I’ll leave it at that.

QUESTION: Mrs. Secretary, if you could, the question was –

SECRETARY CLINTON: I know, but I’m going to leave it at that.

Later on Friday, the State Department spokesperson was asked why Clinton hadn’t answered, and provided this response:

As you know, she’s not that interested in focusing on herself. But obviously, she was here very late that night. She was getting regular updates from both the DS Command Center and the senior NEA leadership in the building, she was making phone calls to senior people, and so she was obviously very much involved. But I think she was not interested in sort of giving a personal tick-tock. It’s not the way she operates. [Emphasis added].

So, we are supposed to believe that Charlene Lamb didn’t tell Hillary and Hillary didn’t tell Obama? Yeah, riiiiiight.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

She’s taking the blame to distance herself from the coverup. Period.

She takes the blame for the security failure. Coverup is his. She wins.

petefrt on October 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

It’s 1980 all over again. And again. And again.

SomeCallMeJohn on October 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Who are we kidding.

Romney will hammer Obama tomorrow… because he is smarter and a liar can only BS and lie so much.

Americans are dead – 37 stories including an absurd “You Tube video did it”

Odie1941 on October 15, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Hillary has not accepted responsibility. She has blamed security “experts”. However, this is all the media needs to now blame pubs. for politicising this if they continue to talk about it. Long story, short version. This is now a non issue just like Fast and Furious. Romney could get in a few licks at the debate, but the press will skewer him as beating a dead horse. Dems are always at least three steps ahead of Pubs. Pubs are always playing catch-up.

they lie on October 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM

She takes the blame for the security failure. Coverup is his. She wins.

petefrt on October 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Only if Republicans force the issue. Will they?

mpthompson on October 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Why do this in Peru.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Dunno, but maybe Peru has no extradition treaty?

Who is John Galt on October 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM

petefrt on October 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Yep…

d1carter on October 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Let’s hope Candy Crowley takes a question from the audience on Libya and/or Benghazi tomorrow night.

CoffeeLover on October 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Hannity is such an idiot. FOX needs to show him the door.

BettyRuth on October 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Only if Republicans force the issue. Will they?

mpthompson on October 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Republicans? Those ball-less wonders?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions, Clinton said.

So, you personally killed Bin Laden? That’s pretty impressive.

Well, not exactly – I oversee the war on terror, and things like keeping our embassies safe.

So, you meet with people to discuss things like embassy security in person?

Well, no, my secretary does that. I mostly give inspiring speeches.

Oh, so you decide what to say to people to motivate them and persuade them to do things.

No. Well, i mean, sometimes I do. Actually my teleprompter does that.

well then, what would you say, ya do here?

Well, look, I already told you. I inspire the goddamned public so that the rest of the government doesn’t have to! I have people skills!! I am good at dealing with people!!! Can’t you understand that?!? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!!!!!!!

RINO in Name Only on October 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Say.. didn’t Hillary apologise to the ME immediately after the attack?

SO the lying Hillary knew she was lying – when she created/went along with a pathetic meme.

Yet, saw fit to apologise to Muslim animals

Odie1941 on October 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

This mess got messier for Dear Leader.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Rummy up next on Hannity.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Multiple News Source Hub type thingy!

Hillary Clinton to @NN: “I take responsibility” for the security situation ahead of the Libya attack: http://t.co/I1RB6V61

http://inagist.com/all/258005288530112512/

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Obama at the debate .As you all know my brave Sec.of State has taken full responsibility for the attack in Benghazi and i have order a full investigation .It would not be ethical for me to comment on this on going investigation at this time.But i assure the American people that we will bring these people to justice when this investigation is complete some time next year i will have a statement.

logman1 on October 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

She’s taking the blame to distance herself from the coverup. Period.

She takes the blame for the security failure. Coverup is his. She wins.

petefrt on October 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Someone play devil advocate here. How does any of this translate to an uptick in the polls for these guys. I don’t see it getting spinned to the point where the undecideds and Independents get headed back to obama and biden.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

SO the lying Hillary knew she was lying – when she created/went along with a pathetic meme.

Yet, saw fit to apologise to Muslim animals

Odie1941 on October 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

AND, blame an innocent man while covering for al Qaeda.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Let’s hope Candy Crowley takes a question from the audience on Libya and/or Benghazi tomorrow night.

CoffeeLover on October 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Ah yes, I can hear the question now. “Governor Romney, why didn’t you wait a few days before criticizing Obama over Benghazi? Mr. President, do you care to comment?”

mpthompson on October 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

On Twitter: So Hillary covers for yet another man.

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

heh..good one.

bazil9 on October 15, 2012 at 9:34 PM

1) Has Zero promised Shrillery a Supreme Court appointment?

2) Ambassadors work for the White House, not the State Department, don’t they?

3) Who sent Susan Rice out to lie to the American people? Why did Shrillery continue that lie for many days afterward? Why did Zero continue that lie, even including it in his speech at the UN?

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I am confused…Just when did Clinton resign? ‘Responsibility’ without accountability is not ‘responsibility’ at all.

JIMV on October 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM

This is the best scenario for Hillary – probably the result of Bill and his legal team. Now she’s out of play when it comes to cover up. That all belongs to Obama now.

Curtiss on October 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Clinton and Obama and their handler’s and surrogates make me ill.

As far as they’re concerned its a matter of, to hell with the lives lost, their families, national security, the nation, what is right, just so long as their political ambition is served and well satisfied.

When does corruption reach such a point of saturation that NO ONE can dismiss it or attempt to justify it? When will the American people demand justice and the truth?

A lesser employee may eventually be tagged with the ‘internal’ failure at State. It hardly matters, except possibly to that employee and their own family. Those truly responsible have shrugged off the responsibility of their own failures, and moral and ethical failing, as easily as they’ve shrugged off their own conscience.

When I saw Obama and H.R. Clinton standing over those four coffins, using them as props for their own political ambitions, I was ill. Today that sensation is repeated with this display of political expediency.

thatsafactjack on October 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM

If it is all that simple, why wait so long to step up?

Terrye on October 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

She was waiting to hear from Bill. Didn’t he supposedly look into any legal problems involved in this? Thought I read that somewhere.

Deanna on October 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I wonder what kind of dirt Obama’s Dumpster divers dug up on Hillary to get her to voluntarily go under the bus.

MaiDee on October 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Ah yes, I can hear the question now. “Governor Romney, why didn’t you wait a few days before criticizing Obama over Benghazi? Mr. President, do you care to comment?”

mpthompson on October 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Answer: Uh, Candy, if that is your real name, why did Shrillary take 34 days to admit this? Do you honestly think she takes two steps without her boss, who’s supposedly involved in every aspect of the presidency, you know, the smartest precedent evah, knowing exactly what she was doing?”

How’s that?

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM

War on Women

Obama and Biden look like two spineless wimps. Oh it wasn’t us. We didn’t know anything. We’re just two little clueless neutered girly-men who happen to be president and vice-president.

Hillary steps up to the plate and takes responsibility.
A month later. On the night before the debate.

They are all so pitiful it would be hysterical if it wasn’t so deadly serious.

The whole Administration is incompetent. How anyone thinks they deserve four more years is beyond my comprehension. Disgusted!!

bailey24 on October 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Trying to save ANYONE’S bacon. Pure desperation, and for the Clintons to sign off on it, that’s pretty desperate.

Who is John Galt on October 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

There are two issues with Benghazi: the security lapse and the propagada campaign. Hillary has just removed security from the discussion of ‘who’s to blame’ and has gently nudged our eyes back to the WH for the ‘fog of war’, the propaganda campaign. ‘Fog of war’ seems like a dogwhistle term for smokescreen. Hillary is playing chess, and the WH is playing checkers.

Over30 on October 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

bailey24 on October 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Yes, B24:
1. Why wasn’t the consulate protected?
2. Who prepped Rice to lie half a dozen times
-AND-
3. What the hell was Ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi!

BigAlSouth on October 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Obama now throwing women under the bus…

claudius on October 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

She may just be trying to run the clock out by taking the pressure off the security problem in Benghazi. The legacy media is positive that there is no coverup. So that solves the problem from their point of view.

d1carter on October 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

War on women averted.

Hillary shows her stateswomanship, and her party loyalty.

2016.

unclesmrgol on October 15, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Well well well, it’s the old modified limited hangout. Guess Sec. Clintion did learn something from watergate after all.

flackcatcher on October 15, 2012 at 9:39 PM

So, the Obama adm. handed the ATF all that tax payer money to hand to drug mules to buy guns and haul them to Mexico and sell them to drug dealers but they did not have the money to protect Amb. Stephens.

Evil and a clear and present danger the whole earth they are.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM

War on women averted.

Hillary shows her stateswomanship, and her party loyalty.

2016.

unclesmrgol on October 15, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Heh. Keep dreamin’. Maybe with a severe facelift. And an ass removal.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM

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