In a joint statement released today by U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), it appears clear many in Congress and the country will not simply allow Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take full responsibility for failures of Barack Obama’s foreign policy failures that led to the first killing of a United States ambassador in nearly 35 years.
We have just learned that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has claimed full responsibility for any failure to secure our people and our Consulate in Benghazi prior to the attack of September 11, 2012. This is a laudable gesture, especially when the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever.
However, we must remember that the events of September 11 were preceded by an escalating pattern of attacks this year in Benghazi, including a bomb that was thrown into our Consulate in April, another explosive device that was detonated outside of our Consulate in June, and an assassination attempt on the British Ambassador. If the President was truly not aware of this rising threat level in Benghazi, then we have lost confidence in his national security team, whose responsibility it is to keep the President informed. But if the President was aware of these earlier attacks in Benghazi prior to the events of September 11, 2012, then he bears full responsibility for any security failures that occurred. The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the Commander-in-Chief. The buck stops there.
Furthermore, there is the separate issue of the insistence by members of the Administration, including the President himself, that the attack in Benghazi was the result of a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video, long after it had become clear that the real cause was a terrorist attack. The President also bears responsibility for this portrayal of the attack, and we continue to believe that the American people deserve to know why the Administration acted as it did. LINK
FOUR AMERICANS KILLED AFTER REPEATED THREATS AGAINST AMERICANS IN BENGHAZI WERE IGNORED.
A FALSE EXCUSE FOR THE ATTACKS IS REPEATED BY BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION DAYS AFTER THEY KNEW OTHERWISE.
A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NOW HIDES BEHIND THE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY PROTECTION OF A WOMAN – HILLARY CLINTON.
SECOND DEBATE TONIGHT BETWEEN MITT ROMNEY AND BARACK OBAMA.
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