Hillary Clinton: 'I Take Responsibility' for U.S. Security in Libya - VIDEO
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took some heat off the White House for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya in September and accusations about inadequate security, CNN reports:
"I take responsibility," Clinton said during a visit to Peru. "I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision."
But she said an investigation now under way will ultimately determine what happened at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed on September 11.
"I take this very personally," Clinton said. "So we're going to get to the bottom of it, and then we're going to do everything we can to work to prevent it from happening again, and then we're going to work to bring whoever did this to us to justice."
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UPDATE: In related news, GOP Senator Lindsey Graham continues to push the false narrative that the State Department denied requests for additional security in Benghazi when in fact the requests for security were made for Tripoli.