Obama takes responsibility for nothing.
It is to Clinton's credit that someone from this administration actually
takes responsibility for anything.Obama's blame Bush-now-Romney
antics are incredibly juvinile
H Clinton first tried to blame an anti-muslim video when she of all people knew
the facts. She should and must resign - and Pres. Obama should demand her
resignation. Otherwise it will be treated as a 'mis-step' and
"just another bump in the road."
Someone has to fall on their sword for Obama and since they can't blame
Bush Mrs. Bill Clinton has been chosen to take the fall.
What did Obama know about the rising threat level in Benghazi, and when did he
...And if he "really didn't know", why not?
Mrs' Clinton's statement seems much more forthright than anything we
EVER heard from Bush/Cheney concerning 9/11 even years after we know they were
repeatedly warned. That debacle resulted in the deaths of some 3000 people,
while what happened in Libya led to the sad deaths of four Americans. worf and
Rifleman must have been very angry in 2001, but not enough to stop being total
Republican loyalists - even after the attempts to blame Democrats all failed.
The entire world knew within 24 hours that the violence in Benghazi was a
planned terrorist attack. If the "best intelligence" the Administration
was given up to 10 days later pointed to a disorganized mob that was mad about a
video and got out of control, then our intelligence structure must be
immediately dismantled and every leading officer fired, because that would
represent stunning incompetence and denial of overwhelming evidence.Personally, I don't believe that our intelligence officers are that inept
and blind. I do, however believe it's entirely possible for the Obama
Administration to be dangerously naive about the risk of violence in Libya, and
to be that narcissistic about their deluded perception of victory over
terrorism, and foolish enough to think we would buy their lie that a video and a
mob incited the violence, and arrogant enough to mock anyone who would challenge
them on their highly amateurish cover-up.Also, considering
Hillary's political ambitions, I'm shocked she would fall on her sword
for Obama, and that Bill wouldn't stop her from doing it. This is
potentially very damaging to her if she intends to run for President in the
So, the logical next step would be for Obama to call for Hillary's
immediate resignation. After all, four Americans are dead as a result of her
error.Don't hold your breath. Obama needs the Clintons right now.
Politics above leadership.
Mark B is absolutely right but why keep arguing the point? Even Republicans
agree Bush was the worst President since Calvin Coolidge. So, Democrats need to
stop pointing this out. BO was handed a mess, just like Clinton was. It took
Clinton 8 years to clean up the mess from Regan/Bush but BO may not get that
long. Americans will give their vote to the person they feel is most qualified
to clean up the mess. If you believe the DN blog it looks as if Willard will
our new Commander in Chief!
The better question to all this is:Why didn't Republicans in
Congress care about embassy security when they created appropriation bills?
Cutting $600 Million in 2 years for embassy security yet now stating that it
isn't their fault.If security funds weren't cut, extra
guards would have been able to be posted. While yes it is Clinton that runs the
department, if there isn't enough money to go around, you have to pick and
choose where to spend it.Chaffetz was proud of the fact that he cut
funding for embassy security when interviewed on CNN. He stated he would vote
to cut again even if he knew that another attack would happen. Then he goes on
and blames Obama for the deaths. That is taking credit for the cuts but blaming
others when they happen.
Joan Watson said: H Clinton first tried to blame an anti-muslim video when she
of all people knew the facts. How could you and the righties let
this happen in Libya? The republicons all new this was going to happen,
I've read it for days, Mit knew exactly what happend 20 min after it was
announced and blamed obama for pulling the trigger.Thousands are
killed in the war for profit "Iraq," and not a blink.Republicans
are total Hypocrites about foreign policy!
Re: Makid Kearns, UT"Why didn't Republicans in Congress care
about embassy security when they created appropriation bills?"A
real leader provides appropriate security for our embassies and other
installations around the world when it is asked for. A loser blames someone
else and then gets Hillary Clinton to fall on her sword when everything else
fails.The Obama Administration knew from day one that this was a
terrorist attack but tried to hide it by blaming it on an anti-Muslim video.Blaming others for Obama's failures has become a habit the liberals
Rifleman is right on. This happened under BO's watch and the buck stops at
his desk. I've always said the same about 911. Bush/Chenney let this
country down and should have been held accountable for that tragegy.
That's what worries me about Romney and all his spineless flip flopping.
His track record shows little to have us believe he'll be better.
Rifleman said:"Blaming others for Obama's failures has become a
habit the liberals can't break."But not nearly as often as
the right blames Obama for things which he had absolutely nothing to do with!
There is an excellent column by Kathleen Parker in today's Washington Post
which deals with this issue. She asks important questions and we expect real
answers. What we don't need is the partisan hacks trying to politicize
this issue.Unfortunately, these things happen will all
administrations. There was 9/11 and the intelligence failure there. There was
the bombing of the marine barracks in Lebanon during the Reagan years. What we
don't need is a rush to judgement just because of the political season.
With tempers running hot, judgement in severely impared. For something
happening half-way around the world, it is difficult to get a real assessment of
what is happening on the ground.So go read Kathleen Parker's
column and take a deep breath and step back a moment.
Then take responsibility and quit to show us that you are serious.
Ah, Hillary falling on the sword for BO, how touching.Wasn’t
it Mike Dukakis that said a fish rots from the head down?Mark B,Guess what, bush isn’t president. Bush had nothing to do with the
deaths in Benghazi. Thanks for playing, though.Letsdebate,You’re right about Hillary’s ambitions; this is just further
evidence of dem hubris.FT,Worst president since and before
Coolidge? – BO! just edging out Jimmy Carter.The failure to
which Rifleman is referring is the failure to bolster security, which occurred
on BO’s watch, the deaths were the natural result.The failure
to take OBL out the two or three times he had the chance happened on slick
willy’s watch, 9/11 was the result. You’re confusing cause with
effect.HVH such as??If BO had nothing to do with the
failures that occurred during his misadministration, what HAS he been doing?
Oh, yeah – playing golf, campaigning, lying, appearing on the View,
campaigning, lobbying for the Olympics for Chicago, lying, campaigning,
FT," It took Clinton 8 years to clean up the mess from
Regan/Bush "* Wow! Where do you think North Korea and Iran got
its nuclear technology from? Check out the record from 1994.* NAFTA
is a major cause for today's mess.--Bill Clinton wasn't much better
Unlike Eric Holder, Clinton falls on her sword for Barrack.It's
too late: all three need to go!
Taking one for the team, Madam Secretary? It wasn't just your gaff, it was
the president's lies in an attempt to cover up. Ask Richard Nixon if lying
is the best approach to a cover up.
"I'm responsible for consulate security"In deed you
(Hillary) are responsible, and for that you aughta be fired. But, alas, the
President is who's ultimately responsible. He's the president.
He's the Commander in Chief. We'll fire him this November... for this
and a myriad of other fiascoes and broken promises during his term.Nice try Hillary, to divert attention from the King as he struggles to get
@LetsDebate:"The entire world knew within 24 hours that the
violence in Benghazi was a planned terrorist attack."The
president and his inept administration were simply trying to obscure the fact
that the world is full of terrorists... and that the lion's share of
terrorists are directly related to the religion of his ancestry on his
father's and step father's side. It's not rocket science.
The "falling on her sword" thing is overplayed. Notice how the night
before the debate, she held a press conference to take the blame and explicitly
excuse Obama. Then, during the debate, Obama explicitly says the buck stops
with him and he bears responsibility. Frankly, they are trying to have their
cake and eat it, too. Obama knew he couldn't come on national TV and say
"it's not MY fault!" But Clinton gave him as much cover as was
possible. She's a team player, you can't doubt that. But she's
not dead politically, you can count on that. She and Barrack, with
their separate statments, made the only reasonable move left to them once the
truth was clear to everyone about what happened: they each took the blame so
that neither takes the blame (in a convoluted sense......and what is politics if
I can't believe this administration paid $70,000 to put the apology to the
Pakistani people with implied statements from the President, Secretary of State
and Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations that it was a video
about a religion that caused the incident. As I stated before, this is a
responsibility a President cannot pass to the Secretary of State. She knows
what happens when you lie and to state there is a problem with the Intelligence
corps, the best and most respected group of civilians and military throughout
the world, is a shame for our country. This was a political made up story and
the President was aloof about it as he went to the United Nations, the View,
other shows and in the Rose Garden. We cannot have him become elected for
another 4 years. Away from the economy, environment, foreign relations and a
myriad of other events he will be involved in, we cannot have a person we cannot
trust. Looking at his demeanor last night, that alone was a factor
in the debate that impacts on Mrs. Clinton's statement. Our enemies must
be rejoicing at his actions/words last night.
If Obama would attend some of his staff meetings, maybe he'd know
what's going on.
FT,George Bush is the worse president since Calvin Coolidge?Seems the democrats are claiming to have the worse with Obama. Is this