Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hillary Clinton - I'm Responsible For Diplomats Security; Though The Failure Was Some Underlings Fault'

The headline may sound a little crass, but it is not entirely wrong. Leaders can not be expected to to make every decision - that of course is the point of having underlings - but the leaders must ensure that their underlings are capable, qualified, and ultimately correct - that of course is the point of having a leader.

It may look at first blush that Clinton is falling on her sword for Obama, but I think ultimately Clinton comes out of this looking like the adult in the room and Obama looks like he is still dodging.

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"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday tried to douse a political firestorm over the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, saying she's responsible for the security of American diplomatic outposts. "I take responsibility," Clinton told CNN in an interview while on 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.""

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