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October 15, 2012

Hillary Clinton: "I Take Responsibility" For Benghazi
(But It Was An Underlng's Fault)

But of course she blames it on lower-level advisers.

She says "I am responsible" for the security of State's 60,000 workers, but then says she's not responsible at all:

"The decision about security aspects are made by security professionals."

Source: Wendell Goler on FoxNews, about 40 minutes ago. The quote was printed on screen.

I'm responsible, but then again, I'm not; the buck stops with me, but not really, it was this low-level political appointee scapegoat who's going to claim he "shielded" me from these demands for additional security on his own authority.

But don't blame the President. See, I've taken responsibility.

I was responsible for the low-level scapegoat whose fault this really is.

Okay, Ms. Clinton: What are the names of these "security professionals" you say made this decision? Forgive my suspicions, but I'd like to ask them for their side of the story.

I'd also like documentary evidence for all of these claims.

Bonus: In April, the consulate was attacked.

The State Department suspected their very own guards carried out the attack.

State Department officials suspected that two Libyan guards hired by its own security contractor were behind an April incident in which a homemade bomb was hurled over the wall of the special mission in Benghazi, according to official emails obtained by Reuters…

The April attack illustrated concerns among some U.S. officials in Libya that hiring local residents for embassy guard duties could in itself raise security issues.

The emails identified one of the suspects in that incident as a former employee of Blue Mountain Group who had been fired four days earlier for vandalism, and said the other was still working for the company. Both were unarmed guards who performed routine security tasks, such as screening visitors.

An assessment of the guards stated that they were of "extremely low caliber."

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