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The Libya Attack —Is Hillary Clinton Falling on the Sword for Obama?

By October 16, 2012

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With the second U.S. presidential debate just hours away, is Hillary Clinton falling on the sword for President Obama?

That's what many are speculating as accusations about failed security measures at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi surface in the wake of the attack that killed American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

As U.S. Secretary of State, Clinton is taking the blame, but is she doing so to deflect criticism from Obama? The Libya security issue came up during last week's vice presidential debate and may surface during tonight's town hall debate moderated by Candy Crowley.

Since Clinton's approval rating has been higher than Obama's during recent months, she can afford to sacrifice herself for the Obama administration -- but should she? With all the clever memes circulating about Clinton being in charge, she's the butt of nobody's jokes, but will this hurt her if she decides to run in 2016? Do you think she's ultimately responsible? Or is she just taking one for the team?

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