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“Clinton raps Benghazi critics” (provided by HelenK)

Clinton raps Benghazi critics“:

HelenK provided a link to an opinion article by Ron Fournier, “What I Learned Covering Hillary Clinton”:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is leaving office with a slap at critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. She told The Associated Press that critics of the administration’s handling of the attack don’t live in an “evidence-based world” and their refusal to “accept the facts” is unfortunate and regrettable for the political system.

From the article at Politico, “Hillary Clinton resignation letter (text, video)”:

This is the letter of resignation written by Hillary Clinton:

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20500

Dear Mr. President:

I hereby resign as the 67th Secretary of State, effective upon the appointment of my successor.

It has been an honor to serve in your administration and the represent our country around the world.

I am proud of what we have accomplished together on behalf of the American people and in pursuit of our interests and values. And I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America’s global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world.

It has been a privilege to lead such a dedicated and skilled team of Foreign Service Officers and Civil Servants at the State Department and USAID. I am deeply grateful for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the country they love.

On a personal note, it has been a pleasure to work with you and your team. Thank you, Mr. President, for your friendship, and for the opportunity to serve in your Cabinet. (Via Politico)

Ron Fournier, a conservative columnist for the A.P., added:

[Hillary Clinton] has weathered more peaks and valleys than the Alps: Her culturally disparaging remarks during the 1992 presidential race; Whitewater, health care reform, and the Monica Lewinsky affair in the White House; as a U.S. senator, respect and popularity; in her 2008 presidential campaign, failure and family intrigue; and at the State Department, global acclaim, soaring approval ratings and, tragically, Benghazi.

If you wonder whether Clinton would be willing to risk her legacy for another White House bid, let me tell you another story. In late 1998 or early 1999, people close to Clinton told me she was mulling a U.S. Senate campaign. I was stunned: No sitting first lady had ever contemplated such a move, much less one whose husband had been impeached for lying about an affair.

I hope you will get a chance to read the articles above. I bet most of you will be watching the Super Bowl today.