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October 16th, 2012
09:57 AM ET

Sec. of State Clinton takes responsibility in Libya in CNN interview – Elise Labott reports

From CNN's Elise Labott:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday tried to douse a political firestorm around the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, saying she is responsible for the security of American diplomatic outposts.

"I take responsibility" for the protection of U.S. diplomats, Clinton said during a visit to Peru. But she said an investigation now under way will ultimately determine what happened in the attack that left four Americans dead.

The attack on the night of September 11 killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador, and three other Americans at the American consulate in Benghazi.

On "Early Start" this morning, CNN's Elise Labott shares more details from her interview with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on security for US interests at Libya consulate.

READ MORE: Clinton: I’m responsible for diplomats’ security

Filed under: Libya • Security
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  1. David Hu

    More lip service.
    If she truly wanted to take responsibility, she should have already offered to resign.
    Looking at the official at the State Dept. in charge of security during the Cogressional Hearing, it really did not seem that she had any "security experience." We need to have someone with combat experience to head up the security arrangements in those "War Zones", not someone sitting behind a desk with lots of paperwork experience..

    October 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Reply

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