So, instead of getting under the Obama Bus, last night Hillary Clinton chose to fall on her sword. Clinton made this move the night before the second presidential debate where foreign policy will be part of the debate, no less. Not a coincidence.
“I take responsibility,” Clinton said during a visit to Peru. “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They’re the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision.”
But she said an investigation now under way will ultimately determine what happened at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed on September 11.
“I take this very personally,” Clinton said. “So we’re going to get to the bottom of it, and then we’re going to do everything we can to work to prevent it from happening again, and then we’re going to work to bring whoever did this to us to justice.”
That’s great, Hillary. You ‘investigate’. Too late though – Benghazi is not going away. The White House has already tried blaming a YouTube video, am obscure filmmaker, the CIA and lack of funding before finally turning their sites on you as the next excuse in its series of scapegoats. Oddly enough, the media has been doing its job a bit on this one and it seems like the public knows more than you do at this point. Besides, your heart isn’t really in it, we know what side your on. (Related: Clinton says U.S. must embrace Arab Spring despite dangers | Reuters Also: The PJ Tatler » Great News: Arms to Syrian Rebels Going Mainly to Jihadists)
Now we know why the Obama administration blew off sending a spokesperson to talk about Benghazi on Face the Nation. They didn’t need to because Hillary was going to fall on her sword for them.
This is just another distraction; another form of stonewalling. It still doesn’t change the fact that Obama lied. Biden lied. Rice lied. Cutter lied. Clinton lied.
This administration LIED, repeatedly.
Four Americans are still dead. Whether or not Clinton stands up and says she accepts responsibility is moot. If she truly is accepting the blame, she can resign. We won’t see that happen right now though, but perhaps it will in time for the last presidential debate.
DaTechGuy nails it: Hillary Makes The Smartest Political Move of this Cycle. Read the whole thing. Mr. Liberty said to me this morning that he was impressed at the length of Hillary’s dagger — and the timing. She could have done this at any point but chose the night before the debate, so by attempting to tamp out the fire a bit, she actually fans it. I’m sure Bill had more than a hand in this move.
Weekly standard – Clinton’s Excuse: ‘Fog of War’ to Blame for Misinformation from Susan Rice on Libya
Powerline: Speaking of fog
Like I said earlier, too late: GOP Senators: Buck Doesn’t Stop with Hillary, but Commander in Chief
What’s Obama’s reaction to all of this as he ‘preps’ at the posh Kingsmill resort? See for yourself (As spotted at PJ Media):
Pool: “Reporter: ‘Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?’ Obama: Silence. Kept walking.”
It should also be noted that Biden’s smirking wasn’t a symptom of being uninformed:
- State Department pushed back on White House’s Libya claims
- Fresh scapegoats for Benghazi-Gate
- Report: Obama Regime Had $2 Billion In Unused Money For Consulate Security At Time Of Benghazi Attack
- British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience
- This is not what democracy looks like
- And here’s another YouTube clip that should anger Muslims.