Friday, October 23, 2015

Benghazi Hilary

From the  BBC:
"Hillary Clinton endures marathon grilling on Benghazi attack"
 
Hillary Clinton has endured an 11-hour hearing before a Congress committee over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. The former secretary of state said she took responsibility and introduced reforms after the attack that killed four Americans, including the US envoy. She deflected criticism that she did not do enough to protect the mission. There have already been seven congressional investigations into the attack, by suspected Islamist militants, on the US compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi on 11 September 2012.  The raid led to the deaths of ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US embassy staff. An independent review board found deficiencies within the State Department that the Obama administration has tried to fix, said the former first lady.
 
What are the possible consequences for Clinton?
The committee does not have the power to punish but depending on the conclusions there could be political consequences for Hillary Clinton, which might affect her presidential campaign
What did Clinton know about security requests?
She has said in previous testimony that requests for additional security didn't reach her level. But she has taken responsibility for the failure. And the State Department review laid out steps to improve security at diplomatic missions.
What did the other Congressional committees find?
This is the eighth congressional investigation. Previous committees criticised  Mrs Clinton and the Obama administration on a number of points, especially the poor security at the Benghazi mission. And the intelligence was flawed.
What is there left to discover?
The committee has suggested there will be new evidence of how poorly the state department responded to security requests for the Benghazi mission, and new evidence on how the military responded to the attack.

 
^ I am sick and tired of hearing people go on and on about "poor" Hilary. The  only victims in all of this are the four Americans who were killed. If Hilary has to keep defending what she did and did not do while Secretary of State during the attack then that is what she has to do. People want equality for the sexes yet they call foul when Hilary is made to defend her position of power. Her claiming responsibility for leaving people under her command unprepared and undefended before and during the attack is nothing special. It is the sole responsibility of any leader (male or female) to do that because the buck stops with them. Anyone who votes for Hilary for President is just asking for the country to fail. We saw what she was capable of when she was First Lady (she stood-by her cheating and lying husband just to help her political prospects. We saw what she did in Congress. We saw what she did (and did not do) while she was Secretary of State. I don't think the country would survive to see what she did if she was elected President. This is a woman who doesn't even know how to separate her personal and professional e-mails and then cries that she was un-informed of the protocols. I can't imagine what excuses she would make if she was given even more top secret information - including the codes to the nukes. I don't care that she is a woman. I hope we have a female President one-day. I just don't want someone who has proven so incapable as Hilary has throughout her numerous official positions. ^
 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34602691

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