US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, in an attempt to extinguish a political firestorm over the Benghazi attack that killed ambassador Chris Stevens acknowledged that she is responsible for the security debacle.
In an interview to CNN’s Elise Labott, after arriving in Peru Secretary of State Clinton said, ‘I take responsibility.’
She added that the president and the vice president are not knowledgeable about decisions that are taken in regards to security.
‘What I want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game’, she added further.
The Obama administration came under fresh round of criticism following Vice President Joe Biden’s comment during vice presidential debate in which he claimed that White House had no knowledge of any security requests.
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The Romney campaign seized the opportunity and the administration’s response as a way to challenge President Obama’s foreign policy credentials. Hilary’s ‘I am responsible’ act provides President Obama with a clean chit in the upcoming town hall presidential debate that will take place today, and where the security issue of Benghazi would have been a likely question for the President.
But the situation, while not dominating the electorate will remain as a source of immense concern for the White House and is likely to be discussed during the Second Presidential Debate.