Oh, Well ~ Just File This Under

“What Difference Would It Make?”

Tapper: “The Obama Administration Is Holding No One Responsible” For Benghazi

TAPPER: As of today, it’s official, the Obama administration is holding no one responsible for what happened before the deadly attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. Last fall, it was only a matter of days after those four Americans were killed in Benghazi before evidence started appearing indicating that State Department officials paid insufficient attention to requests from diplomats and security personnel in Libya desperately asking for additional security. Around that time, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton put four State Department officials on administrative leave. But, as of today, those four have been invited back to work. Secretary of State John Kerry decided that the four do not deserve any formal disciplinary action, and a State Department official tells me that there was no breach of duty for these officials and that they are not returning to their previous positions.

Way to go, Lurch.

3 Responses to “Oh, Well ~ Just File This Under”

  1. Julie says:

    So, it’s no one’s fault, but now every time the bad guys fart, we close all the embassies?

  2. Michael Lonie says:

    No breach of duty yet they are not being reinstated in the posts they held before the administrative leave? Riiight.

    In the British system, if a minister (Hillary’s position was comparable to a Cabinet Minister’s) presided over such a fiasco, he’d resign. Everybody would expect him to resign. If he didn’t resign of his own volitiion he’d be ejected. If Hillary actually took responsibility for that fiasco she ought to have resigned PDQ. What she said was just meaningless: “I take responsibility but there will be no consequences for me. Oh, and I’m scapegoating four FSOs and a hapless Coptic filmmaker so I don’t have to face the music.”

    Whatever happened to the block for erring ministers?

  3. RebeccaH says:

    Hmph. Those four were probably given big fat promotions to keep them quiet. Nothing like a little administrative bribery.

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