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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hillary "Takes Responsibility" for the Benghazi Disaster (But Won't Answer Questions)

The Benghazi cover-up by the Obama administration has taken a new twist. Just one day before Obama's critical second debate with Romney, Hillary Clinton, now off in distant Peru, is saying "I take responsibility" for what happened on September 11 (see: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/16/us-libya-clinton-idUSBRE89F01V20121016).

Hillary, however, is also refusing to answer questions about the disaster. Note her interchange on October 12 with CNN's Jill Doherty (see: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2012/10/new-york-times-editorial-no-shame-times.html):

DOHERTY: Thank you very much. Madam Secretary, in the debate – the Vice Presidential Debate last night, there was one thing that the Vice President said, which was, “That is what intelligence told us.” And there’s just one issue that seems so very basic that I’m finding it difficult to understand why it’s not clear, and that is whether or not there actually was a demonstration that night. Is there any clarity that you have at this moment about that?

And then also, could you tell us a little bit about what you were doing when that attack actually happened? I know Charlene Lamb, who as the State Department official, was mentioning that she back here in Washington was monitoring electronically from that post what was happening in real time. Could you tell us what you were doing? Were you watching? Were you talking with the President? Any details about that, please.

HILLARY: Well, Jill, before I answer your question, I want to underscore what an invaluable partner Italy has been in our efforts to support a democratic Libya.

[Blah, blah, blah . . .]

DOHERTY: Mrs. Secretary, if you could, the question was --

HILLARY: I know, but I’m going to leave it at that.

Ah, yes, what it means when a politician takes "responsibility."

3 comments:

  1. Yeah, beyond comical.

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  2. We have a new term for an old political deceit:
    "Doing a Benghazi" or "The Obama Shuffle"....
    Romney might do well to ask in the next debate:
    "Am I seeing another Obama Shuffle...?"

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  3. A feeble attempt to backpeddle,when Biden's obvious lie didn't fly.This is going to better position Obama tonight? I don't think so.We all know who has the resonsibility,and it's not the one that has failed to answer any questions on the matter with her stonewalling,yet does the team thing with the bus.

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