Hillary’s Latest Benghazi Defense: “She’s Incompetent”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Call this one the Eric Shinseki defense. It’s below her pay grade and she’s not equipped to understand it and was misled by the little people underneath her.

Hillary Clinton wants to be Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces… but don’t ask her to look at blueprints.

Ahead of the release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices,” which comes out on Tuesday and includes a chapter on Benghazi, Sawyer asked Clinton if there was anything she “personally” could have done to make the U.S. mission there safer.

“What I did was give very direct instructions” to “the people who have the expertise and experience in security,” Clinton told Sawyer, referring to her actions prior to the attack that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. “That is personal.”

“I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,” she added. “That’s why we hire people who have that expertise.”

Hillary Clinton didn’t have to ruin her eyes studying blueprints. The government has specifications for everything. That includes diplomatic facilities.

Those specifications were not met.

Ambassador Stevens sent repeated cables asking for better security that Hillary claims she never saw. Maybe she’s not equipped to read either.

The security people in Benghazi were not at all happy with the situation. They testified to that. It was one of Hillary’s people who played cover up on it.

Meanwhile Charlene Lamb, who opposed extra security got promoted for her role in the death of four Americans. We can pretend that Lamb is a security expert, more so than Eric Nordstrom, who was the actual RSO, but she’s not.

Lamb was another Hillary toady.

Eric Nordstrom, the regional security officer, blamed Lamb directly in his testimony.

In that interview, Nordstrom said he sent two cables to State Department headquarters in March 2012 and July 2012 requesting additional diplomatic security agents for Benghazi, but he received no responses.

He stated that Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary for international programs, wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi artificially low. He said Lamb believed the Benghazi facilities did not need any diplomatic security special agents because there was a residential safe haven to fall back to in an emergency.

This wasn’t an issue of blueprints. This was a State Department which blew a fortune on art and mansion renovations and ridiculously overpriced gadgets, but couldn’t be bothered to provide security in a war zone because it was the glitzy stuff that made Hillary look good.

But… what difference does it make?

  • Nathan Brazil

    HilLarry is a total and complete, scumbag. Truly a sh!t-stain on this once great country, and I put her right along side of the worst human beings to ever walk this planet.

    • Clockp

      Nah, I just put her riding the coattails of her hubby…who is a total and complete scumbag.

      • John Kinory

        Maybe, but he is still 1000 times more competent than his turd of a wife.

      • Nathan Brazil

        Can’t you see the evilness on her breath when she speaks?

        Makes me glad there are no smell-o-vision TV’s

  • truebearing

    There is one thing about reading blueprints that would make Hillary unqualified for the task: you have to be interested in the purpose of the plan. Since she obviously didn’t care about the security of her underlings, why would she make an effort to understand a blueprint? But if the blueprint was for an addition on one of her mansions, or for her own security, the paranoid control freak would have been reading blueprints like they were dimestore novels.

    This is a lie on so many levels.

    1) Hillary is a paranoid control freak. Control freaks always micro-manage, which is her reputation, yet in this instance she was uninterested. That suggests there is some intention in her avoidance of blueprint reading.

    2) The architects and engineers design the buildings according to the appropriate code, then the General Contractor uses the blueprints to build. There never was a SOS that had to read blueprints.

    3) At her level, all she had to do was issue a directive to increase security in the Benghazi consulate, or build a new building, and the job would have been done. She didn’t do that because she didn’t want to draw any attention to her arming Al Queda with Stinger missiles.

    Maybe Hillary was still depressed about only having two mansions and was too poor to buy some special blueprint reading glasses. Those can be very expensive for someone who only gets $200,000 per pack of lies on the speaking circuit.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Why would Hillary care? A competent SOS would be interested because he would see diplomatic security as part of his fief. Hillary saw it as a minor detail for other people to take care of while she dealt with the big stuff.

      • truebearing

        Like traveling around the world, drinking and dancing with young women?

        • Wolfthatknowsall

          Perhaps she suffered great wounds as she landed in Bosnia, from insurgents …

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Exactly …

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    Even if she wants to claim that defense, she’s still incompetent because she hired incompetent people.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      exactly

  • Erudite Mavin

    Troubling that I am seeing more and more Ready for Hillary bumper stickers.
    How about Not Ready for Hillary bumper sticker.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      or Hillary’s Not Ready

      • Erudite Mavin

        You hit it. Best one yet.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      I don’t bother. My bumper sticker says, “Run, Ben, Run”. Hitlery’s worst nightmare …

  • De Doc

    The same can be said of Kathleen Sibelius of HHS. A common theme among Obama cabinet level appointees – they want to be in charge, but renounce all responsibility when things go awry under their watch.

  • Habbgun

    So she is saying that an embassy in a war zone is simply a tech problem for security nerds? So maybe her book should be named Not So Hard Choices. Or maybe her Hard Choices were to attack those who don’t like Democratic party policies or attack those who don’t like Democratic policies. I mean maybe its all about choosing finishing the croissant before attacking those who don’t like Democratic party policies or having to hate conservatives between bites. Must be tough on her.

  • wileyvet

    “I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,” she added. “That’s why we hire people who have that expertise.”
    She wasn’t equipped to satisfy Bill, so Monica had to make the “Hard Choice” and provide the expertise.

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      Not very nice, but Hilary deserves it – she knowingly covered up for Bill’s “bimbo eruptions” for years. A woman of integrity and self-respect would have dumped him; a woman determined to exercise absolute power would have done exactly what she did.

      • John Kinory

        Exactly. NIL integrity. Overwheening ambition from a useless nonentity. She’s even worse than the current lying pillock.

      • Drakken

        Hildabeast was getting more puzzy than Bill ever could dream about it.

      • MPH

        I like the female comedian who blamed Hillary for Bill’s “bimbo eruptions”. She said that as first lady, Hillary should have been “first on her knees when Bill wanted a hummer”. She even said that Hillary should have told Monica “you go on home, I’ll take care of this”.

        • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

          Sounds funny. And of course that’s why it’s so humiliating for a woman when a man strays – it makes her feel that her man finds her inadequate in some way. But to Hillary, it’s all about power, and Bill was and is her only road to it.

  • Larry Larkin

    This Administration couldn’t give a damn about where the buck stops, because it is always somebody else’s buck.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    This is why experts exist. They are the experts. They know how to build things.

    If Hiltery intends to micromanage everything … if elected, God forbid! … she will end up managing nothing.

  • John Kinory

    Now, the USA has just had several years of one lying scumbag. Is it really going to elect another? What is the MATTER with you, people?