In an exit interview with FoxNews’ Greta Van Sustern outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton picked up on the Obama blame game by blaming George W. Bush for the terrorist attack and four American death.
Show me the money:
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, a two part question on Benghazi. Number one is in light of what’s happened, can Americans now feel safe or satisfied that we are moving to secure all our consulates and embassies for our diplomats overseas? That’s the first thing. The second thing is, so do we go back to Benghazi?
Hillary Clinton responds: (Emphasis LCs)
Well, as to the first question, you know, the accountability review board made a set of recommendations. We are embracing and implementing all of them, and making sure that we apply them.
Now, it’s not all a question of money. I am the first to say that. You know, you have to have the right people and the right job, making the right decisions. But money is a factor. And ever since the Bush administration, our requests for security monies from Congress have not been met. So you’ve had to make priority decisions. And it’s been difficult.
So I am determined to leave the State Department safer and stronger when I walk out the door. And I know that John Kerry will just pick up the ball and run with it.
Hillary Clinton is leaving State on February 1st so she’s a little late handing a “safer and stronger” department to John Kerry who is an idiot in his own right.
In October, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb, since thrown under the bus, testified that the size of the attack, and not the money, was the central issue.
When asked, at that hearing, whether there was any budget consideration that led her not to increase the security force, Lamb responded, “No,” and added, “This was an unprecedented attack in size.” Lamb continued:
“Sir, if it’s a volatile situation, we will move assets to cover that.”
Those “assets” never got moved.
Like all of Clinton’s testimony to the Senate and House this is politically motivated and a stalling tactic. Clinton lied and good men died. All she has to deliver now is a crap sandwich. Bon Appétit!
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