Some people feel Hillary Clinton may have gotten President Obama off the hook with taking “responsibility” for the US consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead — Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. I still think this mess goes further up the chain and ends in the White House.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Senator Hillary Clinton said, “the buck stops with the White House.” Well, that’s playing out all over again. The problem is, this is a stark departure from what she said then to what is playing out today.
That year, then-Senator Clinton criticized then Senator Obama during the Democratic primary, seizing on comments Obama had made about being a President who would inspire and provide a vision for the country and not make sure “everything’s running on time.”
“Being President means being both CEO and COO of one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world,” Clinton said.
“I know that we can get on top of this, but it’s going to require strong presidential leadership — it’s going to require a President who knows from day one you have to run a government and manage the economy,” Hillary Clinton added, using the flailing economy to hit Obama. “The buck stops in the Oval Office.” Source
Vice President Joe Biden may not have known what happened, but I would venture to say President Obama did and that’s why the buck stops with him. The Clintons are too shrewd and calculating a team to have her take the blame for this just like that. No. There’s more to this story.