Originally Posted by montezumaz
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. 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.
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. 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. Itís quite possible that Clinton is the one the not only knew of the need for extra security for the Libyan ambassador, but that she made the decision to not provide it.
- Tim Brown
At the risk of seriously confusing this issue, (and the internecine blame game
now ensuing), I must point out its the responsibility of the host nation to provide security for foreign embassies on its soil. In these cases Libya and Egypt. This is a well-established point of international law. Historically, past instances of similar nature where the host nation has been deemed to have failed in their duty have led to war being declared.
Now compare the historical facts with current events. The Obama Administration hasn't "taken the Libyans, or the Egyptians to the woodshed",; i.e. threatened both governments with a declaration of war until/unless reparations are made and tkhley guarantee the security of further embassies. Lest you think a "what the hell attitude can prevail among the host nations, consider the U.S. can use this to seize the property and treasure of these nations' government and nationals. It can also deny them access to U.S. foreign aid, banking, shipping ports, and airports. May not seem like so much until you research the depth and scope of our foreign aid and banking system.
So, IMNSHO, the "issue" isn't "who" but "what". And its on the what the Obama Administration - along with the sycophantic MSM - is failing miserably. >MW