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Congress should protect diplomats,
not just bash Hillary Clinton

Los Angeles Times, by David Horsey

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/21/2012 12:06:18 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton has won consistent praise during her four years as secretary of State, but it looks as if she’ll be leaving her post with one big failure on her record. If she seeks the presidency in 2016, you can bet we will all be hearing the word “Benghazi” in every attack ad Republicans run against her. (Snip) Four of those officials resigned Tuesday. The independent panel stated that blame rose only to the assistant secretary level, but Clinton will still be sporting a political black eye when she steps down from her job as planned at the beginning of President Obama’s second term.

Comments:
The Los Angeles Times is already on its knees, even before 0bama´s inauguration, to prop up the "falling" SOS. Still, too late to stop Herself´s faux concussion.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 12/21/2012 12:08:59 PM     (No. 9077920)

Congress protects diplomats? Who knew? I always thought this was the responsibility of the Executive Branch.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mamafrog, 12/21/2012 12:14:19 PM     (No. 9077936)

If we are going to have diplomats in dangerous places, Congress needs to appropriate enough money to protect them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 12/21/2012 12:16:41 PM     (No. 9077943)

Yeah, she got "consistent praise" but only from you kneepad-wearing excuses for journalists.

Now you are going to call her a quitter, right? Like you skewered Sarah Palin for resigning when you apes hounded her out of her job? No, of course not, you will praise her as the best secstate ever. You certainly are a sickening bunch.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/21/2012 12:23:18 PM     (No. 9077961)

Executive responsibility. An abdicated one. The buck stops with Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYBruin, 12/21/2012 12:23:36 PM     (No. 9077962)

Ha! This from the media that "bashed" George W Bush for ANYTHING that happened during his presidency - including a hurricane!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/21/2012 12:25:48 PM     (No. 9077971)

Just curious. Wouldn´t the Secrectary of State go before Congress to request additional funding if she believes it is needed? Wouldn´t that be one of her jobs?


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Reply 7 - Posted by: dwa, 12/21/2012 12:37:22 PM     (No. 9078001)

It is the State Dept´s and by extension the Sec of State´s responsibility for security. Apparently Horsey is speaking out of the wrong end of the horse. Typical for the LA Times

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/21/2012 12:51:00 PM     (No. 9078024)

When Hillary concocted her phony "concussion" hoax story, she was thumbing her nose at the American people who want accountability. By avoiding appearing at the hearings, Hillary is telling us she has NO accountability. In her twisted mind, the words "responsibilty" and "accountability" mean two different things. That´s why she told the world she takes "full responsibility" for what heppened in Libya. Kind of like it all depends on what the meaning of "is" is.
We have a criminal liar put in charge of SOS. Remember it was the criminal Obama who appointed Hillary to her position in the first place and apparently backs everything she does and says. He cannot pretend he has no responsibility in all of this.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/21/2012 12:56:49 PM     (No. 9078032)

This article smells like something from the north end of a southbound Horsey [hat tip, #7]. As for the headline, I say why not do both???

As the Church Lady would say, that alleged ´concussion´ is awfully convenieeeent.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Architect, 12/21/2012 1:11:25 PM     (No. 9078051)

There is plenty of money being appropriated for very useful things like saving the snail darter or 9 million dollar studies that tell us that people are unhappiest when a tragedy befalls them. (Don´t take my word for that, look in todays news). There is also the little matter of a $5.4 million dollar Christmas vacation for the first family because they would rather be in Hawaii than Washington. Do you think that maybe there was enough money spent on these items to give adequate security to the compound in Benghazi? Any by the way Horsey, isn´t it the Secretary of State´s responsibility to make sure there is enough money in her budget to provide security? I mean, after all, with all the money that the governement is urinating away, all they would have to do is call Bernanke and tell him to print up a couple of million more.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tennman, 12/21/2012 1:47:26 PM     (No. 9078117)

Here´s a though. Just have the embassies and surrounding areas declared "gun-free zones". Should handle the problem.

s/o

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Reply 12 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 12/21/2012 1:57:35 PM     (No. 9078132)

Horsey "puckey" what garbage! Poor Hillary needs someone to protect her, like she protected our ambassador and 3 others.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/21/2012 2:23:18 PM     (No. 9078167)

Protecting Diplomats is Hillary´s job, she blew it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: paral04, 12/21/2012 2:24:03 PM     (No. 9078170)

Unbelievable. Hillary Clinton being praised for her work? Has anyone looked at the growth of radical Islam in the Middle East since her reign? Is it a good thing that she is responsible for the rights of women in those countries being trampled and Christians being slaughtered? To top it off, she ran from confrontaion the news shows after September 11 and sent Susan Rice, who has no management control over embassies, to take the heat. Again with her supposed concussion she is shirking her responsibility to answer to Congress. The saddest thing is that idiots like you will vote for her to be president.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Okie 52, 12/21/2012 2:24:09 PM     (No. 9078171)

FTA: "My guess is that one big reason officials at the State Department failed to respond to the pleas for more protection coming from the diplomats in Libya is that those officials could not figure out how to pay for it."

State Dept. officials have already testified under oath that lack of funding was not an issue. So, as long as we´re guessing, I´m guessing this writer is a liberal idiot. But I repeat myself.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/21/2012 2:25:08 PM     (No. 9078174)

The state dept has tons of money for security. It´s costing tens of millions at least in Iraq.Plus from what I remember the requests for more security went right to Hill´s office.Pleading ignorance is no excuse. A captian in responsible for everybody on the ship.Then for good measure they excused the lack of military reprisal because of not enough time. But leave it up to idiots like at the LATimes to defend the indefensible.

Obama hasn´t taken the direct blame for anything that´s gone wrong under him either.These people are simple cowards.


What about this Hillary doing a great job? At what? the middle east is going backwards. Russia won´t allow any more us adoptions. Chinas mad about some of Obama´s embargos and special taxes like on tires.

It finally took a tourism threat of 2 republicans to get the marine in mexico freed.

The only trade agreements Obama has done are the ones Bush had already set up. Then that only passed because of a $3 billion slush fund they set up for union workers who lose their jobs overseas. Did anybody here get a deal like that?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/21/2012 2:30:38 PM     (No. 9078179)

This idiot David Horsey has no idea how government works.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: kahunavol, 12/21/2012 2:38:03 PM     (No. 9078190)

You want money, let´s have a budget.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/21/2012 2:47:09 PM     (No. 9078198)

Correct #17, and after reading the comments, a few posters do not have a clue either!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/21/2012 2:50:58 PM     (No. 9078204)

What a joke this entire article is! So she has won "praise" as Sec of State? Yes FROM THE SLOBBERING MEDIA because they are teeing her up as the next President. She has accomplished nothing. Her tenure scarred by gross negligence on HER part.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/21/2012 2:54:14 PM     (No. 9078213)

Excuse 2nd post, but as others said, interviews by Foreign Relations committee members last few days ALL declared there was plenty of money for that security. Hillary did not do her job.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/21/2012 4:03:19 PM     (No. 9078334)

Where in the Constitution does it say that the legislative branch of government has any duty to protect anyone?



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Gartrell Bibberts, 12/21/2012 4:44:58 PM     (No. 9078389)

State department manages money like the White House.



President Obama spent more than $1.45 million on his first two official state dinners, according to White House financial documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The White House Executive Residence sent two invoices to the State Department´s Office of Protocol, seeking reimbursement for the White House dinners honoring visiting Indian and Mexican heads of state.

Both invoices can be viewed following this news story.

The October 2009 Indian dinner cost $487,168.86 or $1,485 per person, according to the invoices. The May 2010 Mexican dinner price tag was $969,793.92 and was attended by 200 people at a cost of $4,770 each.



Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/white-house/2012/12/06/obamas-mexican-state-dinner-cost-4700-head#ixzz2Fj0CTjel

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