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Hillary Clinton Talks Benghazi
With Greta Van Susteren In All-
Encompassing Foreign Policy Interview

Mediaite, by Josh Feldman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/30/2013 7:17:35 AM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down tonight with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in an interview that touched on everything from Egypt and the United States’ relationship with President Mohammed Morsi to dealing with threats from Iran and how the State Department is handling the aftermath of last September’s attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi. On the latter, Clinton said the State Department is following recommendations by an accountability review board. (Snip) Van Susteren opened by asking Clinton about the current state of Egypt, given a comment by


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 1/30/2013 7:21:43 AM     (No. 9147889)

Greta, I would love to know who ordered the Stand Down three times!

I would love to know the names and where abouts of the 30 others at the Embassy.

I would also like to see the real time video that State Dept was watching. It couldnt have been re runs of Happy Days.

Thank you

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/30/2013 7:53:46 AM     (No. 9147928)

Have to say that Greta asked questions nobody else asked, and TRIED to get answers, but Hillary is so full of political- speak and blather that nothing came clear........try to figure out an ANSWER to anything asked that was anything but evasion and hot air. And of course, this is all laying the groundwork for the Presidency that the woman assured us she wouldn´t be running for.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/30/2013 8:01:06 AM     (No. 9147947)

On Benghazi, it´s the usual excuses. Ever since the Bush administration the Republican House has not given the State Department enough money for it to provide sufficient security.

I guess it´s as the President said. He did all he could. Nothing. Hillary also did all she could. Nothing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/30/2013 8:06:25 AM     (No. 9147961)

"All-Encompassing??? Really?

Comments after are interesting. The dimbos have three stock responses:
1. Re Bengazi/F&F: Nothing to see here, move on.
2. You repubs/conservatives are stupid etc. (Pick your ad hominem attack.)
3. It’s Bush’s fault.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/30/2013 8:11:03 AM     (No. 9147968)

Was she wearing her coke bottle glasses to detract from her answers?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/30/2013 8:23:11 AM     (No. 9147994)

Did Hillary sneer, as did Piers Morgan, that Republicans were on their "high horse" over Benghazi?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Summernite, 1/30/2013 8:33:26 AM     (No. 9148009)

I will NOT be watching OTR w/ Greta Van Kroft again. What a disappointment and Huge Opportunity lost. The Last five Months Greta has interrogated Senators and Congressmen over Benghazi and last night all we got was a ´Fireside Chat´ that left so many questions unanswered.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/30/2013 8:55:26 AM     (No. 9148065)

To paraphrase Stalin: One death is a tragedy, four are a statistic.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/30/2013 9:05:00 AM     (No. 9148101)

very funny #2

not at all surprised Greta held back. she is a lib and would vote for Hillary over a repug.

serious people do not watch Fox any more.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx, 1/30/2013 9:10:03 AM     (No. 9148117)

I was totally disappointed in Greta. She did not ask her about Benghazi. She let Hillary off and did not even try to pin her down. Such a waste of my time.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/30/2013 9:14:33 AM     (No. 9148127)

"Conservatives" show too much respect. Sen. Johnson should have called Hillary a liar. Ditto Sen. Paul. None of this "I would have removed you from office" crap. My Kingdom for some nads!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/30/2013 9:21:42 AM     (No. 9148148)

#1 says it for me. This was not a probing interview. Did Hillary have the questions before hand?

It seemed to me that Hillary answered Greta as if it was a script. Hill didn´t seem to have to choose her words as one would expect someone who has weighty, confidential information would have to do. Instead, her sentences just rolled out of her mouth as if she didn´t have to think about the answer.

Greta´s questions also seemed scripted. Let´s face it, this is TV and no second goes by on a TV program without it all having been written in advance.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: starboard, 1/30/2013 9:34:40 AM     (No. 9148180)

Greta and Hillary´s relationship goes way back. I didn´t listen to the interview because I knew what to expect.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/30/2013 9:39:27 AM     (No. 9148190)

Greta officially takes her place as second to 60 Minutes, the High Embassy of Propaganda, when Greta´s softball questions slip conveniently right in behind Steve´s.
As the wag above put it, finally: man to man
Call it: sharing lesbian mutual respect.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/30/2013 9:46:50 AM     (No. 9148209)

Now that Her Spectacleness is out of a job, will Fox News hired her as a `contributor`?


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Reply 16 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/30/2013 9:52:08 AM     (No. 9148219)

Hate to say I told you so, but....
Greta is more interested in Hillary´s female parts than in anything she has to say. Fox News is a sick joke and the GOP was better off without it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JAN, 1/30/2013 10:04:43 AM     (No. 9148258)

Better to have Catherine Herridge interrogate her heinous.

The lies would easily be refuted with truth.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: southron, 1/30/2013 10:19:15 AM     (No. 9148300)

I don´t know why anyone would think Fox News still has any integrity. I stopped watching it a long time ago - it has sold out.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: AGGW, 1/30/2013 11:02:43 AM     (No. 9148428)

I also noticed what#4 did, that it was Bush´s fault that there was not enough money to do things properly.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/30/2013 11:20:35 AM     (No. 9148485)

Greta, deep down, is a fan.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: M2, 1/30/2013 11:20:57 AM     (No. 9148486)

Yes, #1, I have the same questions.

Aside from her hair always looking dirty, Hillary didn´t answer a single question and Susteren didn´t want to push the issue, either. Here:

Van Susteren brought up Iran and asked what the United States is doing to deal with Iran potentially obtaining a nuclear weapon. Clinton emphasized that the U.S. is focused on “prevention, not containment.”

What´s the difference? When you contain a country´s ability to produce nukes, don´t you "prevent" it? That´s a distinction without a difference, Miz Hillary.

When Van Susteren pressed Clinton on what options could be taken to stop Iran, Clinton affirmed that all options are on the table.

Other than sanctions which rarely work, what "options" does she mean? War?

She said there needs to be more crackdowns on terrorist activity connected to Iran, adding that “we’ll be issuing more sanctions” in the future.

Okay, so "sanctions" and "crackdowns". How, exactly, do you "crack down" on them?

There are so many typically-Hillary vagaries here that she does her law degree proud but in the process, deceives even Susteren, who is far brighter than Hillary on most days.

Why won´t somebody push this fading diva a little?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: M Stuart, 1/30/2013 12:50:05 PM     (No. 9148696)

Greta´s usually one of the best interviewers. Disappointed to say the least.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: DanvilleBill, 1/30/2013 1:11:01 PM     (No. 9148722)

Greta lost all her credibility last night with one short, marshmallow interview intended only to pull in some ratings for her show.

Time for her to go back to interviewing Natalie Holloway´s parents, friends, teachers, suspects, etc.

She is not ready to play in the majors...and never will be.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jales, 1/30/2013 3:20:49 PM     (No. 9148975)

Most people still think Greta is a conservative. She never fooled me!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: jdh, 1/30/2013 3:48:08 PM     (No. 9149030)

When defending Bill, the mantra was that all of the accusations were ´old news´ and no longer needed a response. She is just laying the groundwork so that in a couple of years she can say she has already dealt with the issues and wants to ´move on´. It worked before...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: wendybird, 1/30/2013 4:21:48 PM     (No. 9149110)

Why keep deriding Fox News? Its by far the best we have that people who don’t know how to read watch.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/30/2013 6:47:21 PM     (No. 9149363)

There you go...

Fox guarding the DemHouse.

A Witchfest.
Whaddaya think?

Say... isn´t Natalee Holloway still dead?
Greta finally got to the bottom of that one.
Well, actually some Peruvians did.
But only after Urine Van der Poop messed up with yet another killing.

How many dead Americans does it take...
before we close this interests section?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: sayitisntso, 1/30/2013 8:32:02 PM     (No. 9149479)

#29 - Who should we watch? Do you think the posters on Lucianne provide a balanced approach to the political scene?

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