Clinton's farewell marred by embassy bombing
February 1st, 2013
12:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Clinton's farewell marred by embassy bombing

Washington (CNN) – A final meeting with the president. A farewell address to the State Department staff. A terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey.

Hillary Clinton's last day as secretary of state on Friday seemed to be a microcosm of her four globe-trotting years as America's top diplomat.

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  1. ST

    Sorry I am tired of this kind of reporting. It is totally unacceptable. The bombing anywhere has nothing to do with the departure of Hillary Clinton. The bombers did not plan to do it because Hillary was leaving. It could had happened whether she was still holding her position or not. I am bit pissed off because I did not expect the Fox News kind of reporting also finds its way to CNN.

    February 1, 2013 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. freedom

    Benghazi, the cover-up right before the election, and continuing now, the lies at the hearing – and over the flag-draped caskets of the murdered ambassador and servicemen – and the final nail in the coffin – her chilling screeching "What difference does it make?" How can anyone be surprised that more embassies are going to be bombed? Our national security is at risk, and has been for some time under this administration. It's only going to get worse. People were more interested in free contraception. This is what you get.

    February 1, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Sarah

    Bet things get even worse for us under Obama and his administration. And to think everyone was going to love us because Obama is our President. Guess our "Failure in Chief" should have said "pretty please" a few more times.

    February 1, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Name lynn

    Hillary when you finish resting an getting yourself together with your family, think about running for the president sit. If the bushes ran for president an made their way into the white house so can you hillary clinton.

    February 1, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    freedom

    Benghazi, the cover-up right before the election, and continuing now, the lies at the hearing – and over the flag-draped caskets of the murdered ambassador and servicemen – and the final nail in the coffin – her chilling screeching "What difference does it make?" How can anyone be surprised that more embassies are going to be bombed?
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    George W. Bush had around 8 embassy bombings and attacks that killed a lot more than 4 people. But, the real reason why no one outside of the Fox News hamster cage is concerned with Benghazi is because Mitt Romney himself is heard on tape detailing how he and the GOP should exploit any terror incident for pollitical purposes.

    You can scream Benghazi until you turn blue in the face because it really doesn't make any difference. No one is listening to you. Go ahead and

    Go on, destroy her 2016 campaign before it ever gets off the ground. I strongly encourage you to do so. You are only going to sound like a pack of raving maniacs for the next few years, especially when it is revealed to you that she never planned to run in the first place. That she left the possibility open just so that you al can make complete utter fools of yourselves. Go aheadl; Here let me help. "BENGHAZI"

    February 1, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. freedom

    @RudyNYC
    Her reputation, words, and deeds speak for themselves. And the same goes for the president.

    February 1, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  7. Tom

    It is utterly ludicrous to heap praise on Hillary Clinton. Just what has she actually accomplished? The entire Middle East and now Africa is a blaze and Americans are being killed, consulates & embassies bombed, Ambassadors killed. Only an idiot would think things are better off today than they were 4 years ago.

    February 1, 2013 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  8. Concerned citizen

    It looks like people like freedom and Sarah are really scared from Hillary! Go Hillary!

    February 1, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. Wake up People!

    I wouldn't be surprised if every American embassy were to be attacked. It's the perfect time. Half of our population hates our President thanks to the RWNJ's and especially FOX News. This is their mission. They tried to make him a one term POTUS but that failed miserably, so now they will simply do anything to sabotage his term. You know times sure do change. I remember after the real 9/11 how loudly the republicans claimed we shouldn't speak ill of the POTUS especially during wartime. But I guess THAT doesn't apply to THIS POTUS....

    February 1, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  10. freedom

    @concerned citizen
    Disgusted would be the appropriate term.

    February 1, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  11. a little sad

    freedom

    @RudyNYC
    Her reputation, words, and deeds speak for themselves. And the same goes for the president.

    They sure do. That's why their approval ratings continue to go up.

    February 1, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  12. JC

    Worst SOS ever.

    February 1, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. Donna

    Wake up People!
    I wouldn't be surprised if every American embassy were to be attacked. It's the perfect time. Half of our population hates our President thanks to the RWNJ's and especially FOX News. This is their mission. They tried to make him a one term POTUS but that failed miserably, so now they will simply do anything to sabotage his term.
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    Pretty funny stuff! You gotta drink a LOT of koolaide to come up with that one! Blaming this on the Republicans? Sure it was Obama's and Hillary's doing? Getting rid of people that were friendly to the USA and replace them with total chaos or radicals like the Muslim Brotherhood? How's that leading from behind workin' out for you?!

    You will see more and more of this because Obama is as clueless on foreign policy as he is on economic policy. He has emboldened the enemies of this country with his ridiculous policies and our allies don't trust him. They have seen too many thrown under the bus by Obama.

    February 1, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  14. freedom

    @Wake up People
    This is a different president at a different time. His agenda has been to divide the citizens of this counrty based on race, sex, income, religion, and allegiance to America. He and his administration have created this division deliberately. There is no one to blame but him and the policies and dialogue he has set in motion. He passed Obamacare without one Republican vote. He screams from microphones at podiums at the American people every chance he gets. He's not trying to work with anyone – he only wants his agenda forced through. That is not the leadership his office or the citizens of this country deserve.

    February 1, 2013 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  15. just askin

    what has she accomplished? (crickets)

    February 1, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  16. freedom

    @a little sad
    It is absolutely more than a little sad that more than half of this country would approve of this administration – based on their words, deeds and non-allegiance to our nation.

    February 1, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  17. Rick in OP

    "Clinton's Farewell Marred By Embassy Bombing"....and her State Department's refusal of repeated requests for additional security that resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other Americans.

    February 1, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  18. kayla

    if hillary is taht bad, what would you say about conde?

    February 1, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  19. Tony

    ST
    Sorry I am tired of this kind of reporting. It is totally unacceptable. The bombing anywhere has nothing to do with the departure of Hillary Clinton. The bombers did not plan to do it because Hillary was leaving. It could had happened whether she was still holding her position or not. I am bit pissed off because I did not expect the Fox News kind of reporting also finds its way to CNN.
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    It's called happening on her watch. Do you think all those subprime borrowers started defaulting on their mortgages just to make George Bush look bad? Of course not, but that didn't stop you looney tune lefties from blaming it all on him. Why shouldn't the same apply to Hillary? Oh yeah, she's a teflon Democrat. Nothing bad that happens is ever their fault, but all the good stuff is because of them.

    February 1, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  20. confused

    Regardless of opinion, it is still on the record. I had a member of my unit kill himself over family reasons, and every reassignment I had, it showed up when I talked to the new CO and was asked about it. Something I couldnt control, but hung on me.

    February 1, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    "You will see more and more of this because Obama is as clueless on foreign policy as he is on economic policy. He has emboldened the enemies of this country with his ridiculous policies and our allies don't trust him. They have seen too many thrown under the bus by Obama."

    Thanks for the laugh of the day, Donna. I'd add that there have been less (not more) embassy bombings in this administration than there were during both GW and Reagan's reign, but I know it would be a wasted effort to convince you otherwise.

    Oh, BTW. If I were you, I would leave off accusing others of drinking the Kool-Aid.

    February 1, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  22. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Hillary nor anyone else can stop what happens in the Middle East but we can control what happens in the U.S. especially having Obama as our President.

    February 1, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    freedom wrote:

    @RudyNYC
    Her reputation, words, and deeds speak for themselves. And the same goes for the president.
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    Spin the hamster wheel. Run it. Whoo-diggity, look at 'em go.

    February 1, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  24. much thunder.little rain

    nice mardi gras outfit...

    February 1, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  25. Rick McDaniel

    There are going to be a lot more attacks, because we are foolishly putting people in harm's way.

    February 1, 2013 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
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