Clinton takes responsibility for consulate security

I have to disagree on this as  Obama is commander in chief, he is the one who is the leader, and is supposed to take the blame when something happens, not shove it off on someone else.  This is nothing more than to take the focus off of  his failure as a president, and try to make him look good in the eyes of voters.  I say this is going to backfire in a big way.

Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, took responsibility for any security failures leading up to the consulate attack last month in Libya  that killed an the American ambassador, but she seemed to push back against  claims of a cover-up, blaming the “fog of war” for the Obama administration’s  shifting explanations for the attack.

She said the buck stops  here, but in reality, it lies on Obama’s doorstep.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the assault on the  consulate in Benghazi. Administration officials initially suggested that the  attack was “spontaneous” violence that grew out of protests over an anti-Islam  film, rather than a premeditated attack.

It later became clear that intelligence officials suspected terrorism almost  immediately, and investigators now think extremists tied to Al Qaeda carried out  a coordinated attack, with no evidence that the attack was preceded by a protest  outside the consulate.

“Remember, this was an attack that went on for hours,” Clinton said in an  interview with Fox News during a trip to Peru. “There had to be a lot of sorting  out. … Everyone said, here’s what we know, subject to change.”

Fox News

The Obama Administration has faced much scrutiny from Capital Hill, over the level of security at the consulate, with allegations that requests for  increased protection were denied or ignored.  That question was a prominent topic during the vide presidential debate  Thursday, when Vice President Biden denied getting any requests for increased  security. The White House later clarified that Biden was speaking for himself  and the president, not for the State Department.

In trying to save face, Clinton backed up Biden by saying the responsibility lies with the State Department.  No, the responsibility lies with the president, as it is his duty to protect the interests and citizens of the United States.

She also addressed the question of a June explosion at the consulate in  Benghazi that some have argued should have raised a red flag about security.

“I can’t speak to who knew what,” she said. “We knew there were security  breaches and problems throughout Libya. That’s something that came about as the  aftermath of the revolution to topple Qaddafi, with so many militias formed, so  many weapons loose. … It was taken into account by security professionals as  they made their assessments.”  Fox News

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One response

  1. classic obamanut…More than eager to accept credit but never able to accept blame or responsibility.

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