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Clinton Takes Blame for Benghazi, but Should She?

Some are saying Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be taking responsibility, but others say she is taking the fall for the president. What do you think?

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made big news earlier this week when she took responsibility for the security, or lack of it, at the American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, died as a result of an attack on the outpost on Sept. 11.

Online WSJ reported that in a recent interview Clinton said, “I take responsibility. “I’m the Secretary of State with 60,000-plus employees around the world.”

This comes after weeks of the White House first blaming a YouTube video for the attack and then finally acknowledging that it was a terrorist attack. Information also surfaced that Stevens was concerned about security and reportedly asked for this to be stepped up, but his request was denied. This has drawn a lot of criticism of the current administration for not addressing the issue and taking responsibility for it. 

Most of the criticism has been directed at the president, but his supporters have blamed the criticism on politics. With the election just weeks away, President Barack Obama’s opponents are being accused of making it an issue to gain political points. There are others, however, who believe that Clinton is effectively falling on her sword to help save the election for the president.

What do you believe? As president, should Obama be the one taking responsibility for the failure at Benghazi? And what of Clinton, is this a smart move? Will it help or hurt her should she run for the presidency in 2016?

Mike Chubre November 03, 2012 at 08:15 PM
This may be off topic , BUT I fell I have to respond . Ten years the republicans have fought against the prescription drug database . In ten years hundreds if not thousands have died over the misuse of these drugs . They were not all drug addicts , so this should not be dismissed as people just doing what they wanted with these drugs . The reps past a database last year . But it is full of holes . The drug dealers on the streets love it . The drug companies love it . The doctors love it . The reps refused to make it mandatory cause it would cut into BIG profits to those selling these drugs . Yes Libya is bad and should of never happened . But if you check, you will see these things happened on both sides of the table . This one is being made such a big issue because its election time. If you people really care about American lives , ask the republicans why they refused toi make the prescription drug database mandatory . Iam only saying republicans because they are the ones against it. If it was the dems , I would change parties over this issue . Obama has your back,, the republicans wil take your back . Please call your local rep and demand why they refuse to make the database mandatory , and then get out and vote FOR OBAMA THANK YOU
SUNKEN SUB November 14, 2012 at 02:43 AM
@ R Yea, my mirror's magic button is broke TOO. :!)
SUNKEN SUB November 14, 2012 at 02:49 AM
* @ Patch If you can TAG a FLAG and FLAG a TAG How do you TAG a TAG ?
SUNKEN SUB November 14, 2012 at 03:13 AM
* OMAMANESIA-When you forget about 23 million unemployed American INDONESIA-Taken by Americans worried about their jobs moving overseas POLYNESIA -- Many cases of the above. RHODESIA - Wnen you forget WHO (the British) built it. MICRONESIA- What Bill Gates DID when Windows VISTA was released dAMNEISA - What your wife tells everyone you have.
Chris November 14, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Yea. Off topic and one shouldn't post online while smoking the Obama pipe. Barack Is Whack!

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