Benghazi is Hillary Clinton’s biggest regret

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by NW Spotlight

On the heels of a Senate Intelligence Committee report from a few weeks ago that said the 2012 attack on Benghazi was “likely preventable,” former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is now saying that Benghazi is her biggest regret. The Hill reported that when Hillary Clinton was asked yesterday to identify “do-overs” while she was Secretary of State, she answered “My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi.”

Hillary Clinton has publicly taken responsibility for the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Questions about the politicizing of the Benghazi attack by the Obama administration she was a part of have dogged her, including her now famous appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee a year ago, where she asked “What difference at this point does it make?”

President Barack Obama, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sept. 12, 2012, regarding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Hillary Clinton declined to serve a second term as Secretary of State and was replaced by John Kerry. When she officially resigned on February 1, 2013, the Huffington Post reported that “[Hillary Clinton] suggested that the furor over the [Benghazi] assault would not affect whether she runs for president in 2016.”

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  • guest

    Circling the internet, “Clinton Body Bags” pointing out 47 other ‘conscionable’ souls, notwithstanding the Benghazi: “what difference at this point does it make?”
    Obviously, 47 + 4 points of light do tend to make a difference.
    At least for a stream a Whitewater tears to flow, so to speak.

    • guest

      ‘stream of Whitewater’

  • Bob Clark

    There’s got to be some other gal more deserving than Hillary Clinton to be president in the next administrative cycle. She was kicked off the Water Gate Investigation in the early 1970s for kookiness, her healthcare schemes went down in flames in the early 90s, and other than Bin Laden which was more than ten years in the making; she was not much as Secretary of State.

    Hillary is really about giving a woman a turn at the big wheel (White House, that is). But geez, she’s definitely not the best woman available, although she’s got the big name recognition. I fear soon it may be discovered Obama’s had an affair while president, and then man bashing in relation to the presidency will end up elevating Hillary as pay back. Kind of an odd situation: The GOP could bring some real steamy dirt against Obama to take him down even into deeper lame duck-I-ness; but doing so, raises the Hillary flag.

    Maybe some decade we’ll get over gender, sexual preference, and race as a top priority for picking the person who is President.

    • DavidAppell

      I like that Hillary has you rattled (already).

      • .

        You’re a boring snake Appell!
        Flee to go rot in a barrel of peelings pertaining to the metastasizing of your stash contained therein.

        • DavidAppell

          Feh x 4.

          • .

            Butthead Appell, you exacerbate yourself!

          • DavidAppell

            Feh x 5

          • DavidAppell

            Feh x 5

          • DavidAppell

            “Butthead???” ?? Are you in the 7th grade?

          • .

            Seventh Heaven…knowing you’d moved back East and stopped to kiss Ward Churchill on his cheeks while passing through Colorado and made PCS at the Cynthia McKinney and Debbie Wasserman Schultz Academia for Screaming *arts! .

  • Jack Lord God

    I am really getting sick of the phrase “I take personal responsibility for it” coming to mean “I made a series of really lousy decisions, generally involving loss of life, you will not ask me about this any more because it will embarrass a Democrat administration”.

    Janet Reno was the first I remember pulling this stunt when she absolved herself of any responsibility for the Waco raid and the horrific immolation that followed.”I take full responsibility” meant “shut up, do not ask any more, obey”

    Same thing here Hillary “takes full responsibility” meaning not only does she accept zero responsibility but no further questions shall be asked.

    Taking full responsibility for an event means you are saying your decisions were a part of the event, either in its lack of a favorable resolution or in the lead up to its occurrence.

    Hillary clearly is responsible. Here stating the obvious is not great show of backbone. Hillary was part of the key group that orchestrated the ouster of Gaddafi leaving Libya in a state of anarchy. Not having enough security at a consulate in a very dangerous area in the world, that you have direct responsibility for making quite a bit more dangerous is clearly your responsibility.

    Making up a total lie, the You Tube video, may not have been Hillary’s doing, but taking out ads all over the middle east and appearing with BO apologizing for the video essentially offering up the bodies of our dead ambassador as appeasement for riling up the natives is most certainly Hillary’s responsibility.

    So what she is doing here is again stating the obvious and clearly implying she is not to be asked any further about the issue.

    Will the press obey? Of course. We have a dead ambassador and an entire administration that popped up with an idiot You Tube video excuse, that went on a world tour within moments of this nonsense You Tube idea and we have yet to know who dreamed up this inanity.

    We will know all about Hillarys favourite color during the campaign, we will have lots of questions about her preferred designers in pants suits, we might even find out her favorite late night snacks to whip up for Bill. But that’s as far as the questioning will go. Hillary is a horrendous campaigner and the press is well aware of that. If you think Obama got chamois cloth treatment in 2008 and 20123 you aint seen nothing yet.

  • thevillageidiot

    The Face in the middle fo the picture is the one responsible for Benghazi with his support of “Arab Spring”. If not for him we would not have had presence in Libya. No presence in Libya no Benghazi. For 40 years we had no presence in Libya. Gadaffi ran his country we ran everybody elses. He just flipped us the bird periodically (figuratively speaking) reminding us that we did not run his country. Libya is still in chaos. I guess we won.

  • Scott Walker for prez please

    How on Earth this ‘woe-man’ can be considered viable, let alone electable – only some DEMonstrative wit like Patty ‘cakes’ Murray with Osama bin Laden day school convection’s define someone as michael moore desirable. Ha!
    Hillary Rop’em-in Clinton is no panacea or placebo for what ails US.

    Much preferred, a modern day Bess Truman or Barbara Bush to take 3:00 AM phone calls.

    Indeed, Condoleeza Rice, Janice Rogers Brown or Anne Wortham would be well suited over Clinton, Pelosi and/or, of curse, Georgia beach, Cynthia McKinney.

    OK, even this bunch seems pose-ably better than Hitlary! http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/democrats/-looking-for-a-few-good-women-to-run-for-president-2013011

  • Ballistic45

    Yeah, Right, in your own words Hillary; “at this point, What does it matter” what you regret?

  • greatgrandmasue

    Boy she flip flops like the wind and John Kerry.

    • .

      Indeed, if both had their heads intact, there wouldn’t be-a-heading US further and deeper into a Daniel Pearl, NIck Berg and a Benghzi cast of pithy parties. That blows for BHO, too.

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