The timing of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s confession that she alone was to blame for the screwup in security in Libya is interesting. She confessed on the eve of the second presidential debate, defending President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who said in his debate that he didn’t know anything about several requests for more security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She took the hit on responsibility.
The terrorist attack, and the initial White House response that it resulted from an anti-Muslim video, were subjects that were sure to be debated in the presidential debate Tuesday night before Hillary said she is responsible for security at all of America’s diplomatic missions. But doesn’t she or one of her aides keep the White House informed of security matters at our diplomatic missions, especially the ones where constant danger lurks?
Yes, in this matter, the buck initially stops on Hillary’s desk, but her responsibilities include keeping the White House informed.
Hillary did this for the Democratic Party and not necessarily for the president. While she has been loyal to Obama, the Clintons aren’t that fond of our president. After all, it was Bill Clinton who labeled Obama as an amateur!
Regardless, our U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in that raid in Benghazi. Requests prior to the attack for added security were denied. If Hillary, as she says, was responsible, she should be fired. Let’s have some accountability. There also is the matter of the coverup in calling the raid a spontaneous reaction to that video.
Hillary will stay on because of Nov. 6, Election Day! She said the entire matter needed to be kept out of politics. Why didn’t she do that?