Obama Throws Hillary Under The Bus - Clintons Furious


It appears that Barack Obama is ready to let Secretary of State Clinton take the fall for the failure in security in Benghazi. During the vice-presidential debate on Thursday it became clear that is what the agenda was.

There is no doubt that is part of her responsibility in that role. According to the State Department's website:

The Secretary of State, and by extension, the Chief of Mission (COM), are responsible for developing and implementing security policies and programs that provide for the protection of all U.S. Government personnel (including accompanying dependents) on official duty abroad. This mission is executed through the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS). Personal and facility protection are the most critical elements of the DS mission abroad as they directly impact upon the Department’s ability to carry out its foreign policy. With terrorist organizations and coalitions operating across international borders, the threat of terrorism against U.S. interests remains great. Therefore, any U.S. mission overseas can be a target even if identified as being in a low-threat environment.

As a result, DS is more dedicated than ever to its mission of providing a secure living and working environment for our Foreign Service colleagues as they implement foreign policy and promote U.S. interests around the world. Nearly 800 DS special agents serve in regional security offices at over 250 posts worldwide. The DS special agents, also called regional security officers (RSOs) when serving abroad, manage security programs and also provide the first line of defense for our personnel, their families, U.S. diplomatic missions, and national security information. RSOs serve as the primary advisor to the COM on all security matters by developing and implementing security programs that shield U.S. missions and residences overseas from physical and technical attack.

It seems that there is a legitimate reason for the Obama administration to throw Clinton under the bus on this one and it seems that everyone is on board with it, including Vice President Joe Biden. Foreign Policy reports,

Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable.

Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night’s debate, “We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.”

The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department, which acknowledged receiving multiple requests for more Libya security in the months before the attacks. Rhodes said that Biden speaks only for himself and the president and neither of them knew about the requests at the time.

The State Department security officials who testified before House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s panel Wednesday never said they had made their requests to the president, Rhodes pointed out. That would be natural because the State Department is responsible for diplomatic security, not the White House, he said. Rhodes also pointed out that the officials were requesting more security in Tripoli, not Benghazi.

But, if you think that Hillary Clinton is going down without a fight, you would be sorely mistaken. Already former President Bill Clinton has stepped in to give his wife some aid in the matter.

Ed Klein at the Daily Caller writes,

My sources tell me that Clinton is working on a strategy that will allow Hillary to avoid having Benghazi become a stain on her political fortunes should she decide to run for president in 2016.

Bill Clinton has even gone so far as to seek legal advice about Hillary’s liability in terms of cables and memos that might be subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which this week launched an investigation into the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The committee will also examine the apparent Obama administration cover-up that followed the Benghazi attack.

Finally, I’m told that Bill is playing with various doomsday scenarios, up to and including the idea that Hillary should consider resigning over the issue if the Obama team tries to use her as a scapegoat. That seems unlikely to happen. But if relations between Obama’s White House and Hillary’s State Department rupture publicly over the growing Benghazi scandal, that could damage the Democratic ticket and dim Obama’s chances for re-election.

Barack Obama has taken some initiative to protect his Attorney General Eric Holder, though it is possibly because of his own involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. It's quite possible that Clinton is the one that not only knew of the need for extra security for the Libyan ambassador, but that she made the decision to not provide it.

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  • Southerngal

    Come on Hillary. EVER AMERICAN in the US will definitely stand by you 100% if you take Obama down. Bury him. Then he can be removed forcibly from the White house right along with the rest of his cabinet members. And as for as I'm concerned; you could take over as president. Anything to get this Muslim out of OUR country.

  • Jeronimo Dan

    If she were to tell the truth, she'd say that Obama ordered her to have Stevens to be in Benghazi on 9-11. Obama had Petreaus in talks with the Muslim Brotherhood and for Stevens to be be kidnapped, so Obama could trade for Stevens release just a day, or two before the elections. Making Obama a national hero, just didn't work out as planned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.wieder.3 Ron Wieder

    IF she could bring herself to tell the WHOLE TRUTH Obama would be exposed as the
    LIAR he really is ! Hillary would get many more votes for doing this - if she ran !

  • fcsuszka

    Hey. let them throw each other under the bus and take the rest of the trash with them.

  • jack

    The true stain on hillary's record is hillary herself

  • rafe

    as corrupt as this govt is, nothing will ever happen to these lowlife traitorous dirtbags.they will pay when they stand before god. we can only hope that something happens to them,like what happened to that reporter breitbart. breitbart had a" heart attack" the day after he announced he had damaging evidence on obama.

  • Scott Jor

    I'd love to really throw obama under e real moving bus.

  • Harvey Pelley

    After all, she did say the "the buck stops with me".

    • Jeronimo Dan

      In all reality, the Buck stops with the Buck...

  • gnafuasusual

    This is partly why Romney failed in the presidential election. Perhaps he didnt' have the correct or enough information at the time but he had to know something was terribly wrong with the entire Benghazi terrorist attack. Romney threw the ball in Obama's court once about Obama and Clinton repeating for two weeks that the video was the reason for terrorist Muslims to murder four Americans and go on a total distruction ritual; but, Obama's remarks were that he announced in the Rose Garden the next day... blah blah (lies). Romeny also brought up the announcement by H. Clinton that she was taking full responsibility for Benghazi. Obama retorted, "I take full responsibility, not The Secretary of State." Well, well. NOW, Clinton is tossed under the bus. I guess it wouldn't have mattered. More than half of Socialist's votes were about abortion, homosexuals, same sex marriage, welfare and if women could wear magic lipstick or whatever they were ticked about. The Benghazi typhoon went right over their heads. Didn't muss one hairdo. Reporter on the street asked people why they were voting for Obama. "Obama-Phone, Obama-Phone" . Phones were handed out to crusty and young Socialists to get Obama votes. By the way, Who Paid For Those Phones?

  • ginger

    Gee..she expected anything less??????? She can't be That stupid,..or can she??

  • USARetired

    I would not care if Hillary, 'Broomstik One' rode off into the sunset if only she threw O'Bozo so far under the Buss he will never find his way out! He is Evil No. 1

  • TPM

    Hillary is (at least) partly to blame. The embassy didn't have adequate security. Embassy personnel had asked for more security on multiple occasions. Their requests were turned down / ignored. Even after multiple assaults on our and other western facilities, no additional security was put in place. Why not? It was clearly a dangerous area, as evidenced by the recent attacks and with 9/11 on the horizon.

    Hillary further "stepped in it" when she and her staff tried to pin the blame on an obscure anti-muslim video. She, Obama and Rice all blamed the video for 2 weeks, when THEY KNEW that this was a terrorist attack and not a mob upset by a video. She even had the gall to tell Ty Wood's father (when he came to claim his son's body) "Don't you worry, we're gonna get the guy who made that video."

    The scapegoat who made the video was unjustly arrested and jailed. As far as I know, he's still locked up and his life is pretty much ruined ... thanks to Hillary ... who chose to USE and ABUSE this poor guy, for her own political gain. Unbelievable!

    This shameless, lying bimbo belongs under the bus ... or in a jail cell.

  • Harold

    The Clinton's are getting what they deserve, because of their betryal of America, How does it feel Hilarious Clinton?

  • Keenan Lee

    Just plain shameful on both parties. They are trying to escape blame from responsibilities. Typical non-leaders. When mistakes are done, natural born leaders take the blame regroup and move on to correct it. Cowards and snivelers seek to pass the blame to someone else that had nothing to do with it. Here we have the President and Secretary of state trying to weasel out of a debacle that left people dead. Spineless jackals that concede our sovereignty and our rights are now cowering against allegations of neglect. Typical.

  • MadAsHell

    The Clintons have a way of 'disappearing' their enemies...let's hope it works this time!

  • nctar

    Sounds like there's going to be a civil war amongst the democrat leaders! HAR! HAR!