Hillary Clinton claims responsibility for Libya breach

Twenty-four hours before a crucial second debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed responsibility for the deadly assault in Libya that left four U.S. diplomatic personnel dead, including the U.S. ambassador:

From the CNN website:

“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, was 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.

“I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha,” she added, noting that it is close to the election.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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74 comments Add your comment

double

October 15th, 2012
9:52 pm

Faithful Hillary. Bill and Obama should appreciate her.American people should be thankful for a stateswomen.

The Next Step

October 15th, 2012
10:04 pm

So, Obama got Hillary to fall on her sword. When does the media demand her resignation for this failure and the coverup?

double

October 15th, 2012
10:09 pm

Bulldog

October 15th, 2012
10:10 pm

So it was Hillary’s idea to lie for days about a mob incited by a video? The President, Ambassador Rice, etc. decided to just go along? I don’t buy it but I am sure it sounds good enough not to question by our media who always exhbit the highest standards in journalistic ethics.

Kris

October 15th, 2012
10:12 pm

Ms Clinton is a brave soul, speaking of souls, When Is rombot and MOE going to come clean about their income tax?

Oh that’s right Moe washed clean dishes for the 47%.

Re-elect President Obama

double

October 15th, 2012
10:12 pm

the above post link should be viewed by anyone considering a vote for Romney.Even TD could appear sharp with a cheat sheet.

Kris

October 15th, 2012
10:13 pm

double

October 15th, 2012
10:20 pm

Can’t trust the Romney in a debate,bet he cheated in school,and while robbimg the poor at Bain.The 47% now this.Think folks think.

four years of "feel good" do nothing-ism

October 15th, 2012
10:22 pm

Hillary has shown herself again and again to be a professional shill for the democrats. Bill fools around w/ Monica, Hillary gets promised a Senate seat in a state she wasn’t even a resident of. She gets a political appointment after supporting mr. Obumble. Only have to wait and see what she has negotiated out of this latest stunt of hers…
If she is truly taking responsibility, she should have immediately resigned–a full US ambassador was killed on her watch and her agency denied his security staff the protection they requested. instead, she acts “appalled”–do-nothing crap she must have learned from mr. ineffective Obumble. yeah, he’s the guy that promised tohalve the deficit his 1st term–real effective leadership, but he did manage to log in his vacation time.

Bulldog

October 15th, 2012
10:27 pm

So Romney was looking at a cheat sheet. Where did he hide it? Behind Jim Lehrer? I never saw him looking down while speaking. Sounds to me more like the excuses of a whining loser.

double

October 15th, 2012
10:29 pm

Your cheating heart will tell on you-your cheating heart will make more states blue.

Bulldog

October 15th, 2012
10:34 pm

Things seem to be turning a shade of red these days. Perhaps you should plan a November 7th riot?

Kris

October 15th, 2012
10:35 pm

Out of curiosity how many debate coaches did mitty fire …I bet he outsourced the upcoming debate classes to China.

Vote for America.
Re-elect President OBAMA

Bulldog

October 15th, 2012
10:44 pm

Good advice. We should vote to re-elect an administration that lied to us about the killing of four Americans and gave cover to their murderers for several days in order to fit their political narrative. Yes, he has so earned re-election!

hiram

October 15th, 2012
10:45 pm

double
October 15th, 2012
10:12 pm

“Even TD could appear sharp with a cheat sheet.”

Don’t get carried away, now.

RCB

October 15th, 2012
10:45 pm

Kris, we can always count on you for the humor!

hiram

October 15th, 2012
10:55 pm

Where’s td? Big wrasslin match on tv tonight ?

td

October 15th, 2012
10:56 pm

I am wondering why Hilliary just threw her chance at being President away?

hiram

October 15th, 2012
10:56 pm

another comment

October 15th, 2012
11:01 pm

Mitt’s son, ran up to the Podium and quickly grabbed all the papers that were on the podium, no one did that for the President. I thought that was the oddest thing. Will Mitt write it on his hand for the next debate.

@ Bulldog a friend’s 12 year old daughter got caught cheating on a Religion test, because when she turned in the test she had marker with all the answers written on her hand. Her mother who told me the story, is insisting that her daughter wrote them down with Sharpe the night before not realizing it would not wash off. It was that stupid teachers fault who gave her a zero. You sound just like my friend. She could not believe her child would cheat on a test.

Hillary Clinton 2016

td

October 15th, 2012
11:07 pm

Eric Erickson had it right this afternoon when he said “Obama has captured the moron vote”. After reading this blog tonight, I now know he was 100% correct.

Bulldog

October 15th, 2012
11:10 pm

Who was aware that the questions were given to Romney prior to the debate? How could I have known? Surely the debate commission will investigate! Poor Obama! Life is just not fair!

hiram

October 15th, 2012
11:26 pm

If I were the guy who founded the “Rush Limbaugh Listening Club” at Kennesaw Junior College, it would be difficult for me to call anyone a moron…

td

October 15th, 2012
11:33 pm

hiram

October 15th, 2012
11:26 pm

In your opinion, not meant to be a factual statement.

hiram

October 16th, 2012
12:20 am

td, As difficult as it is to believe, there’s people in this world who actually believe that scripted and rehearsed pro wrasslin matches are real contests ,and that the fake blood is real. Sound familiar? Anyway, you can file anyone who thinks Rush Limbaugh’s babble is credible information in the same drawer.

Big Hat

October 16th, 2012
12:28 am

Eric Erickson? Is he the one nicknamed “Little Joseph Goebbels” or is that Michael “Wiener” Savage?

Buckhead Boy

October 16th, 2012
5:41 am

td, if you are going to quote someone in suggesting “morons”, it would be good to first learn how to spell their name.

Attack Dog

October 16th, 2012
5:41 am

Can anyone really remember Condi Rice, or any cabinet member taking responsibility for their actions for 9-11 or any of the 12 attacks on U.S. embassies during the Bush Administration?

cc

October 16th, 2012
6:22 am

td@11:07 pm:

I believe that the vast majority of dimocrats, and particularly the Obama voters, are from the lower portion of the IQ spectrum. One has only to read the comments posted by dimocrats/Obama voters on this blog, or for that matter, blogs across the nation to confirm that fact. The gene pool is in definite need of a long past due major clean-up, probably by a HAZMAT team!

Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking enigma. A curious mind has to wonder at her taking responsibility for the Libyan debacle resulting in the deaths of four Americans. What is not immediately clear to me is whether she is accepting blame for the administration’s attempt at a cover-up? Claiming responsibility for either or both is political suicide. What information does Obama have on the Clintons to produce the continued support of Bill Clinton and the obvious political suicide of Hillary Clinton? It must be something HUGE . . .

DeborahinAthens

October 16th, 2012
6:47 am

cc, you are aware, that, as Secretary of State, that is Hillary’s job? I love you Republicans. According to you bozos, Obama hasn’t created private sector jobs (something only the private sector can do). Obama hasn’t made the price of gas 1.50 (ignoring the effect of long term inflation and supply and demand ). Obama has made the price of food go up ( ignoring the drought in the Midwest, bad weather in cocoa, coffee and soybean growing countries–which are not America). Obama manipulates all the data that comes from myriad sources–government as well as private. I see a president that has been masterful pulling this country out of a recession that was caused by all the policies you guys wanted. I see a president that, against filibuster and bluff and insanity from the Tea Party has kept us from going down–hard. I just wish the magical president you guys tout did exist. It would be so easy if he could wave a wand.

MadMax

October 16th, 2012
6:57 am

Deborah –
If you keep printing money, it raises the price of things like gas, food, utilities, etc. I know it’s hard to support a loser but facts are facts and this administrations bumbling of the economy, the unraveling of their ME diplomacy, the $16,2 trillion deficit, the 23+ million unemployed are facts. No longer can he campaign on pretty words, he stayed in one place long enough for everyonre to see he is tinsel.

MadMax

October 16th, 2012
6:59 am

On topic, if Hillary is taking responsibility, the president should demand her resignation because the blood of those Americans is on her hands.

DeborahinAthens

October 16th, 2012
7:04 am

Another point, all of you guys–cc, td, etc–you are listening to the bloviators who are manipulated by the Republican puppet masters–Rove, Norquist. Td posted above that he wondered why Hilary gave up the presidency by taking responsibility for what is, essentially her job. A talking point made by Fox News et al.ARE YOU SERIOUS? This is a country that has embassies in almost every country in the world. There is a finite amount of resources which have become scarcer, and will become more scarce. Ryan’s budget proposed cutting an additional 88 million from the State Department’s security budget. It didn’t keep you all from re-electing Dubya the Dumb after one of the biggest intelligence blunders in this country’s history since Pearl Harbor. Over 3000 people died because Dubya the Dumb and Condi Rice decided not to listen to an intelligence report given to them in the summer of 2001. Bush was clearing brush at his ranch and Condi was golfing. Now you imbecile hypocrites want to use this to crucify President Obama and Hilary Clinton??? Read my lips…these people that want to destroy America are insane. They are willing to shoot a little girl in the head to shut her up. They are willing to fly planes into buildings. All we can do is try to learn. But we also need to stop tearing down our President for every little thing over which he has no control.

cc

October 16th, 2012
7:05 am

A Texas game warden went to a small ranch in the hill country of central Texas to check a report of illegal hunting. The old rancher assured the game warden that he was innocent of any such activity but invited the game warden to “have a look around.” When the game warden reached a fenced pasture, the rancher said, “I don’t believe you ought to go in that pasture.” The game warden turned back to face the rancher, tapped the badge on his shirt and said, “The State of Texas gave me this badge, and this badge says I can go anywhere I want!” The game warden crossed the fence and was well into the pasture when a huge Santa Gertrudis bull appeared from behind a stand of trees and immediately gave chase. As the game warden ran for his life with the Santa Gertrudis bull gaining on him rapidly, the old rancher leaned on the fence and yelled, “Show him your badge! Show him your badge!”

To all you dimocrats and Obama supporters: If anyone ever questions your intelligence, show them your Obama buttons and Obama T-Shirts!

MadMax

October 16th, 2012
7:10 am

Deborah – If he took 20 minutes a day off from his constant campaigning and attended and participated in the security briefings those folks might be alive. It was the annicersary of 9/11 and he didn’t pay attention. He is supposed to be commander in chief. That involves morre than speeches. That requires he be involved. The debate was the perfect picture of him, uninvolved, unprepared.

cc

October 16th, 2012
7:14 am

DeborahinAthens@6:47 am and 7:04 am:

Just more of your bovine effluvia . . .

DeborahinAthens

October 16th, 2012
7:16 am

Mad Max, the long term rate of inflation is 3%. Not one single economist or analyst has said that the price hikes we have seen in gas or food is from our “printing money”. As a matter of fact, it has had no effect. Supply and demand has run up gas. As China was growing at a blistering pace oil went up. These last few months, as China has slowed, the pice of oil has come down. If you do not understand economics, please don’t make ignorant comments. Turn Fox News off, turn off Hannity and Boortz and Erickson, pick up a book or two.

cc

October 16th, 2012
7:26 am

DeborahinAthens@7:16 am:

The cost of food and fuel are not included in the figures reflecting the inflation rate. If those figure were included, can you imagine what the inflation rate would be? The rate of inflation is artificially lower than it should be.

It’s just another Obama administration lie . . .

MadMax

October 16th, 2012
7:33 am

Deborah = if you don’t believe the devaluation of our currency has not had an impact on our prices and our individual wealth, then you didn’t study economics. Certainly China had an impact, but our current “policy” of easy money and maintaining artificailly low interest rates is the next crisis that will hit that this president is ill prepared to handle and this one, while started some time ago has been perpetuated by himself (much the same as the tax cuts that started inn the Bush era). And by the way, I don’t listen/watch any of the above. I’m sorry but there are many of us who come to conclusions based on common sense and not the talking points handed down from the talking heads from both parties. You should try it some time.

cc

October 16th, 2012
7:43 am

DeborahinAthens@7:16 am:

Can you cite even ONE case where quantitative easing has been successfully used? Where? When? Can you even cite ONE case where quantitative easing has produced no negative results?

You don't say

October 16th, 2012
7:44 am

The rate of inflation is artificially lower than it should be.

_______________________

Unless you can show that the inflation number calculation has been changed since Obama took office or is being manipulated, it is you who is the liar………son

And we both know that answer

You don't say

October 16th, 2012
7:48 am

cc

Do you just lie on the blog or is that you in everyday life?

Lying to make political points and push your agenda.

If your body is as weak as your mind, you are in trouble, son.

honested

October 16th, 2012
7:56 am

cc,

Back atcha’.

Cite any one instance in history where ’supply side’ has produced long term stability and growth for all income sectors in an economic system.

It won’t take long.

You don't say

October 16th, 2012
7:56 am

Catching cc in a lie or being dishonest is as sure of a bet as saying the sun will shine somewhere today…….

cc I have to say it is lies and dishonesty otherwise I would have to say that you are just plain ignorant and the fact is, most of the time, you know the truth. You just elect not to tell it in order to push your political narrative.

honested

October 16th, 2012
7:59 am

madmax,

And how do you feel about the years from 2001-2009 when devaluation through direct suppression of interest rates created the housing bubble and the massive loss of value that was entirely predictable?

The remedies would not have been necessary without the intentionally induced disaster.

hiram

October 16th, 2012
8:03 am

@madmax

Rush lies for a living. His job is to agitate dummies, who will believe anything, and come back for more. He doesn’t give a damn about this country. You might want to do a little reading on your own…

“Bernanke served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers before President Bush appointed him on February 1, 2006, to be chairman of the United States Federal Reserve.

Bernanke is particularly interested in the economic and political causes of the Great Depression, on which he has published numerous academic journal articles. Before Bernanke’s work, the dominant monetarist theory of the Great Depression was Milton Friedman’s view that it had been largely caused by the Federal Reserve’s having reduced the money supply.

Bernanke has cited Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz in his decision to lower interest rates to zero.

He said “The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.” (He referred to a statement made by Milton Friedman about using a “helicopter drop” of money into the economy to fight deflation.

Bernanke noted that “people know that inflation erodes the real value of the government’s debt and, therefore, that it is in the interest of the government to create some inflation.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bernanke

hiram

October 16th, 2012
8:12 am

cc = td
He has two two IP addresses.

Georgia

October 16th, 2012
8:14 am

What is very disturbing is that neither Obama nor Hillary thought that the unfolding crisis would become an issue. That neither person had a plan. So now it’s painfully and embarrassingly obvious that this is a Hillary Bandaid. It wont take much ripping and tugging to pull it off and expose the ploy to the fresh air and sunshine, and that aint gonna be pretty. Then the area will bruise and turn either red or blue, and resemble a hickey. So how are you gonna vote? For the red hillary hickey, or the blue hillary hickey?

hiram

October 16th, 2012
8:18 am

@Georgia
You chose an appropriate name.

Georgia

October 16th, 2012
8:27 am

Hillary couldn’t have known anything, and probably still doesn’t know anything. It starting to look like Al Queda has people who are on call 24/7 365 with people watching, waiting and then alerting. They can now smart-mob and flash-mob. There’s no defense against that.

I still think that the election was over months ago when the smart-mobbingTeaparty put in place all those voter fraud plots which are ready to spring out on election day. This election will be stolen and nobody will be the wiser.