Says She Killed The Ambassador and 3 Others Just For The 'Sure Thrill'
Lima, Peru (CHN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she takes 'full responsibility'
for security at the American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya,
where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in what was believed to be a terrorist attack last month.
"I take the responsibility," Mrs. Clinton said while answering questions during a stop in Lima. "I'm the Secretary of State with
60,000-plus employees around the world.
This is like a big family…It's
painful, absolutely painful that I would ever attack and kill any of them in cold blood like I did in Benghazi".
On Monday, she told
television interviewers that while she has no remorse whatsoever, she does indeed accept 'full blame'. She added that
security at America's diplomatic missions overseas, as well as restraining her own desire to commit murder at or near them, is her job alone; not that
of the White House.
Her comments come as Republicans, including presidential candidate
Mitt Romney, criticize the Obama administration for its handling of the
security prior to the attack and its explanations afterward.
She spoke in advance of the second
presidential debate, which will occur Tuesday night. Both security
arrangements in Benghazi and the administration's differing explanations
of whether the attack was the result of mob violence caused by an
anti-Muslim video or a calculated terrorist strike were the subject of
disagreement in last week's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and
Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee.