Lima, Peru (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the buck stops with her when it comes to who is to blame for security ahead of a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.As far as I'm concerned, this entire situation is complete and utter bullshit.
"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.
With all due respect, the attack that resulted in Chris Stevens' death was a tragic accident, but it wasn't unique. As has been pointed out here and elsewhere ad nauseam, the Bush administration had more diplomatic attacks and deaths than any other presidency. So the fact that the Secretary of State has to make a public announcement taking full responsibility for a tragedy is bullshit. The fact that she has to state that the President and Vice President were not involved is bullshit too.
Everybody knows none of them were at fault. If George Bush were still in office, the republicans would be draping themselves in the American flag and damning anyone who tried to point fingers. Why? Because they're a brood of vipers!
This is disgraceful as far as I'm concerned. Neither Secretary Clinton, the President nor the Vice President were incompetent. If they were then every presidency should be held accountable for these attacks. Speaking of which, where is all the condemnation about how Bush ignored all the intelligence leading up to 911?
Again, this is bullshit.
If the Obama campaign had any sense they'd be replaying the part on that 47% video where Mitt Romney vowed to take advantage of any foreign calamity that would befall this administration.
God rest Chris Stevens soul, but may God have NO mercy on the Republican Party for what they are doing to Americans and this country as a whole.
They are VILE!
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to four Americans in Benghazi was not a "tragic accident." It was a planned assassination. It was not the fault of the Administration or Secretary Clinton in particular. There are risks in volatile areas -- our foreign service including Ambassadors know these risks.
When funding is cut for security -- adjustments can be made to a point. Those brave individuals in Libya knew the ongoing risks -- unlike the thousands and thousands and thousands of Americans in and around the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. But many others did know the risks prior to that date and didn't give a shite.
" My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974
by gchaucer2 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 05:21:26 PM PDT
6:17 PM PT: They've changed the headline -- Clinton: I'm responsible for diplomats' security
6:19 PM PT: Here's the CNN video:
6:41 PM PT: Last update. Just wanted to add a note to the GOP trolls in Washington who are pushing this nonsense.
THIS IS NOT, NOR WILL IT EVER BE WATERGATE OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO IT. SO DREAM THE HELL ON. NICE TRY THOUGH. NO, I TAKE THAT BACK. ACTUALLY, YOU'RE ALL PRETTY PATHETIC.