Independent report on Libya not very good regarding State Depertment

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    I'm sorry but Secretary Clinton cancelling her testimony later this week is a dodge.  The official excuse is that she had a terrible stomach flu, fainted and later found out she had a concussion.  If she is that frail at her current age she obviously can't run for POTUS in 2016.  The dodge of testifying is to ensure there is no video of her testifying on the State Department Benghazi failuires...........because such video would be a gift to her 2016 GOP opponent.

     
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    I'm sorry but Secretary Clinton cancelling her testimony later this week is a dodge.  The official excuse is that she had a terrible stomach flu, fainted and later found out she had a concussion.  If she is that frail at her current age she obviously can't run for POTUS in 2016.  The dodge of testifying is to ensure there is no video of her testifying on the State Department Benghazi failuires...........because such video would be a gift to her 2016 GOP opponent.



    You could be right.

     
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    The report eviscerates the whacko wingnut bullsiite argument:

     

    The panel, appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to investigate the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, found the department showed "a lack of proactive leadership and management ability," though no government employees breached their duties.

    No intelligence provided any warning of the attack, in which armed men breached the compound walls, and there wasn't enough time for U.S. military forces to have made a difference in responding after the assault began, the panel found.

    The review board also found "no evidence of any undue delays in decision making or denial of support from Washington or from the military combatant commanders," who provided a safe evacuation of U.S. government personnel from Benghazi within 12 hours of the initial attack.

    On the night of Sept. 11, as protests over an anti-Islamic video erupted in Cairo and other Arab cities, militants stormed the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi ...

    The review board also pinned some responsibility on Stevens, who it said made the decision to travel to Benghazi from the capital of Tripoli. The panel said he "did not see a direct threat of an attack of this nature and scale on the U.S. mission in the overall negative trendline of security incidents from spring to summer 2012."

    The report said officials in Washington, whom it didn't name, gave "deference" to Stevens because of "his status as the leading U.S. government advocate on Libya policy."

     

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-19/state-department-cited-for-libya-security-failures.html

     
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    What about the stand down orders that cost these people their lives?  Ohhh, that didn't happen...  

     
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    Not good for Hillary also.................

     

    Washington (CNN) -- The year 2012 was supposed to herald Hillary Clinton's swan song, a golden departure amid speculation that she might consider another run at the presidency in 2016.

     

    Instead, the outgoing Secretary of State has found herself and her agency at the center of a scathing report about bloody attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

     

    On Wednesday, four State Department officials, including two who oversaw security decisions at the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, were disciplined after a review of security failures there, senior State Department officials told CNN. One resigned, while three others have been placed on administrative leave and relieved of their duties, said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

     

    An independent review released Tuesday cited "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the agency Clinton heads. The review board completed its investigation this week. Clinton received a copy of the report on Monday and said in letters to the heads of those committees that she accepted every one of its recommendations, including strengthening security, adding fire safety precautions and improving intelligence collection in high-threat areas.

     
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    In response to NO MO O's comment:

    In response to Reubenhop's comment:

    What about the stand down orders that cost these people their lives?  Ohhh, that didn't happen...  



    Quoting you sir... we haven't seen the proof yet. I doubt we ever will.

     



    No proof.  No case.  Best stop talking about it.  

     
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    As noted elsewhere, she's your quarry.  Has been at least since November 6.  Guess we all have three years to figure out whether it knocks her out.  

    While constructing a "therefore", remember, a lot of things predicted by the loyal opposition's sales forces right up to election night 2012 didn't happen as they had persuaded one another that they would.

     
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    As noted elsewhere, she's your quarry.  Has been at least since November 6.  Guess we all have three years to figure out whether it knocks her out.  

    While constructing a "therefore", remember, a lot of things predicted by the loyal opposition's sales forces right up to election night 2012 didn't happen as they had persuaded one another that they would.



    Actually I was a 2008 supporter.   The damage she gets could be fully protected by Clinton teflon.  But her case of Benghazi flu preventing her from testifying is completely transparent.  She would have been better off hitting it upfront now while news is still focused on Newtown tragedy.

     
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