Attack Benghazi may adversely affect the diplomatic Clinton legacy

Posted on October 10, 2012

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GMT 16:02 2012 Wednesday, October 10
Ashraf Abu Majesty
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Cairo: turning the deadly attack in which he was the headquarters of the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month to test for lead and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as a threat to its legacy as the leading U.S. diplomatic few months ago of its intention to move away from the political arena.

Clinton was one of the first officials of the administration of President Barack Obama, who declared their condemnation of the incident and expressing their sorrow for the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

She noted in her regard the Washington Post that Clinton did not show much in front of the media since Ng and the U.S. Department of State of the wave of criticism that led Republicans of ill-read signals outweigh near the accident.

Clinton did not appear today before a hearing on the attack, where House Republicans said they Sistvsron preparations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the security management of the attack. And will send a reliable foreign diplomat along with 3 security officials.

Prior to the start of the hearing, the newspaper pointed out that foreign officials offered new details about the attack, stressing that there was no way to predict or prevent the attack.

The paper went on movement official on condition of anonymity for speaking about matters still under discussion as saying, “I can say that the degree of lethality and the number of armed people is unprecedented. It is very difficult to find a precedent for such an attack in modern diplomatic history.”

The details came also new to confirm that there was no demonstration or other peaceful gatherings outside the gates of the complex consular as we have already said in the beginning some of the administration officials. As the countdown begins for the presidential elections, and the rise of the name Mitt Romney in the polls, Republicans began to look increasingly to the attack, which occurred in Libya as a weak point in political terms for President Barack Obama.

Republicans also accused President Obama and senior administration officials turning a blind eye to warning signs and were beaten before the attack and attempt to escape from the questions about terrorism after that. He said yesterday Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the House of Representatives: “There is a clear cut between what security officials are on the ground they need it and what officials will be approved in Washington.”

The newspaper pointed out that Clinton did not speak publicly about the attack or investigations since the third of this month, explained that there is no occasions for occur Bjdolha this week. And PJ Crowley said former assistant secretary of state for public affairs during the reign of President Bill Clinton is currently a professor in George Washington University “did not occur, located in the rotation period, did minister responsible? I always think they are responsible.”

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