Clinton exposed the far rights horse and pony show for what it is. Shame on the
far right for using this tragic event for their selfish political theater.
I loved the part where she reminded Senator McCain that there is legislation
that has been pending for almost 2 years now that would have gone a long way to
preventing this in the first place - and her follow up comment about people who
are so concerned now but who objected to even the minimal security there at the
4 die in Benghazi due to budget cuts for security and the far right is upset.4,000 die in Iraq based on falsehoods and they say nothing.
How dare anyone ask a liberal politician to be accountable for their failures!
Accountability is only for Republicans. Anyone who demands answers, asks
questions and tries to learn what happened from a liberal politician is on a
@ Pagan: In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government
Reform, Charlene Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary of state for diplomatic
security, was asked, “Was there any budget consideration and lack of
budget which led you not to increase the number of people in the security force
in Benghazi?” Lamb responded, “No, sir.” So much for
that lie!About the "falsehoods" in Iraq. For the 16
trillionth time, we went to war with Iraq for the same reason we went to war
against Japan and Germany, we were attacked and thousands of innocent people
were killed. We went in and removed murdering dictators and left the people to
govern themselves. As President Bush accurately told us we are not fighting a
particular country, but an ideology (Al Qaida) from many countries. That's
why those Navy Seals killed bin Laden in Pakistan and we are STILL at war with
Al Qaida even though Obama don't believe it and that is why Benghazi and
more recently Algeria puzzles them so much! Weapons of mass destruction are
plentiful in Syria and Iran; same enemy, different countries.
@mountainmanActually when both Clinton and Obama have already taken
accountability and republicans clearly not intersted in the facts wanted to sit
around and make grand speeches over dead American bodies it was and will be
called political circus.
@ Tolstoy. What "facts" are you talking about? The facts haven't
come out yet and likely never will, just like fast and furious debacle and the
white house intelligent leaks scam; all neatly covered up and swept under the
She's had 4 months since the incident to practice her feigned indignation,
theatrical raised voice, and finger pointing. She has no temperament or
character to be President of the U.S. as she failed to take responsibility for
what was clearly within her Department. She's the head of the Dept. of
State, and yet, says she didn't see this cable, or that report, or
wasn't informed of this or that. If that were you or me in our regular
job, we'd be FIRED, and rightly so!
@"we went to war with Iraq for the same reason we went to war
against Japan and Germany"Whoa there, when did Iraq attack the
US? When has Iraq shown any capability of attacking the US? You do know that
Saddam had nothing to do with al-Qaeda, Saddam was not exactly Bin Ladens
@mountainmanYou can google the known facts just like anyone else. They may
not be what you wanted to hear but they are what they are.
@mountainman Your endless need to believe that "the left" is
endlessly conspiring to take over the world does not change the known facts of
these sad events.
Gr8danThank you for finally admitting what this really was all about. This
was nothing more then theatrics to start attacking a potential rival for the
2016 presidency, it had nothing to do with accountability (which again she
already took accountability) or the facts. The problem for republicans now is
that they came off so badly that any mention of this in 2016 is just going to
look like another birther type nonsense.
The US military removed a murdering dictator from Iraq and gave their country
back to the people of Iraq. Just like we did in France (twice in one century)
Italy, the Philippines, and a long list of other countries. Whether you think it
was worth the blood and sacrifice to do it in Iraq can be debated. We did a
similar action in Libya but without troops on the ground. Incidentally, my son
did two tours in Iraq with the 5th Marines and he was at war there with Al Qaida
who flowed into the country from other countries to fight the
"infidels"; the same enemy we now fight all over the world!
Clintons r savvy politicians--to go on the attack as a ruse of defending the
indefensable. I'm guessing they (clintons) want to b Pres. again, 2016.
She does not accept any adverse consequences for herself as result of her
"admitted?" mistakes. So does this constitute accepting responsibility?
I would say not. That is why hearings r needed.
@drayMaybe the fact that both her and Obama both publicly accepted
responsibility means they took responsibility but once again thank you for
admitting these hearings where about gop thugs positioning for the 2016 election
and nothing to do with the four Americans tragic death.
To George, in the Bronx. I am incredulous that anyone, even ardent libs, could
review what happened in Libya and give Hillary Clinton a pass? C'mon. She
was the top officer of the State Department. Whatever happened to the "Buck
Stops Here?" Wasn't a good Democrat, Harry Truman, who said that?
There were all kinds of warnings and diplomatic cables that she said she
"never read." Maybe she was too busy racking up the miles on Air Force
Two visiting every country in the world at our expense? I read where she broke
the record for both the number of miles flown as Secretary of State, and the
number of official state visits. That's not a record to be proud of when
she should have been back in her office minding the store. I'm not a
Hillary Clinton basher. Heaven knows, I'd still take her as the POTUS over
Obama any day. I just expect office holders like her to be straight with the
American People and tell it like it is. Don't cover up, spin, or point the
finger when she should own up to her own failings.
Gr8daneThe facts don't change because you choose to feign anger to
try to deflect the realty laid bare yesterday that people like you have turned
tragic deaths into political Spector
If hillary cannot tell the difference between a coordinated attack and a
spontaneous riot, she has no business in ANY job involving security, despite all
her feigned outrage.We have the typical leftist clinton-defense.
They can lie to federal judges, cover up scandals, do anything they want and the
left and the MSM give them pass. Makes you wonder what went on behind the
scenes in 08 when they nominated BO? Oh, that's right, it was the
super-delegates, the party insiders that gave BO the nomination, even though
hillary had more popular support. What a corrupt party machine!
@lostthats right its all a grand conspiracy lost.As to clintons abilities
I would say given the known facts it is not her that seems to be having or had
difficulty digesting reality.
Tolstoy,another typical leftist response. Make something up and ascribe it
to the other side, then attack the thing you made up. NOWHERE did I
say ANYTHING about a conspiracy. OK, let's try it on you.Tolstoy,I don't care what you say, pigs and camels are NOT
kosher!! stop trying to mislead!Enjoy that?But to get
back on topic - Hillary doesn't know the difference between a coordinated
attack and a spontaneous riot, and you say she has no trouble digesting reality.
Too funny, we have MtnMan giving us revisionist history about how Iraq attacked
us and 10 years of war is equal to a few weeks of air support in Libya. Then You get Lost who describes a vast conspiracy below.They can
lie to federal judges, cover up scandals, do anything they want and
the left and the MSM give them pass. Makes you wonder what went on behind
the scenes in 08 when they nominated BO? Oh, that's right, it was the
super-delegates, the party insiders that gave BO the nomination, even
though hillary had more popular support. What a corrupt party machine!...and then claims, "since I didn't use the word conspiracy" that
Tolstoy is lying.I Think that Hillary does know the difference
between a coordinated attack and a spontaneous riot, better than you understand
what the word conspiracy.