Hillary On Benghazi
President Truman was famously known for having a sign on his desk that said, "The Buck Stops Here."
Dismissing an email sent to her from her assistant, Huma Mahmood Abedin, which indicated she felt that Ambassador Chris Stevens may resign his post because of security concerns, Hillary said over and over that she was never contacted about the security requests from Stevens.
Hillary denied that a stand-down order had even been given to the people at the CIA annex when they requested permission to go to the aid of the Ambassador. I have watched and listened to the people who survived the attack swear that a stand-down order was given and that they ultimately decided to ignore the order and went to the state department's compound but were to late to rescue Ambassador Stevens .
Hillary also indicated that she took responsibility for the debacle in Benghazi, yet when questioned she was unable to say exactly what that meant. Did she fire the person supposedly responsible for the security of the Ambassador in Libya? No. Did she resign? No. In Hillary's world taking responsibility is meaningless.
Hillary was seemingly unaware that there were no representatives from any countries still in Libya, except for the USA, at the time of the attack on the consulate because of the increase in violence. Even the Red Cross had pulled out.
Hillary also made the point several times that she had traveled to Libya. Rest assured that she had adequate security on her visits.
Ambassador Stevens was sent to Libya to prove that American foreign policy had been a success there and to being him home would have admitted another foreign policy failure.Hillary and HRH Obama were willing to risk Ambassador Steven's life and the lives of the CIA personnel at the annex in Benghazi to prove that point.
If you took only one thing away from Hillary's testimony today it would be that it was apparent that no sign like Truman's sign will ever grace her desk if she becomes President.
Posted by Rick | October 22, 2015 04:25 PM