Did Obama Turn Down Hillary Clinton’s Request for More Security at Benghazi?
October 26, 2012 - 9:47 am
That’s among the reports circulating over the past day. If it’s true, Secretary of State Clinton should resign her post and go public with what she knows.
Last night, it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered by Al-Qaeda but President Obama denied the request.
Klein also said that those same sources said that former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife [Hillary] to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya, which would almost certainly result in President Obama losing the election.
I have my doubts about this. For one thing, Clinton hinted Thursday that she might not leave the administration after Obama’s term if he wins, something she has previous been consistent about. Why would she hint about staying on if an Obama decision has put her directly into this mess, possibly destroying her career? For another, Clinton was out front blaming the movie on Sept 14 during the transfer of remains ceremony. It was at that ceremony that she promised Charles Woods that the administration would go after the filmmaker, setting up the scapegoat. There’s very likely far more about Benghazi that we do not yet know, and today’s story about denied requests for assistance could result in serious legal consequences for all involved. The hint that she might stay, plus Clinton’s overrated competence lead me to doubt. But the story is out there.