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Hillary Clinton Fell on Wrong Sword

"I take responsibility," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN this week, taking the blame for security failures at the American consulate in Benghazi that some lawmakers believecontributed to the killing of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

Apparently, the buck stops with Hillary, as it should. She was among the handful of officials who urged U.S. military action to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi. The intervention she endorsed, even if driven by altruistic impulses, put American weakness on full display, undermined Western interests elsewhere, and aggrandized America's imperial presidency.

Source: US News & World Report. Read full article. (link)

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