You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

letters | attack in libya draws scrutiny

Failure at White House to truly accept blame for security lapses

I have great respect for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and give her credit for taking responsibility for the security lapse in Libya. If she in fact were the senior administration official to actually sign off on security reductions, merely claiming responsibility is not enough. True responsibility would be shown by the public resignation of the true culprit.

I fear that Clinton is trying to shield those in Washington who are really responsible. Why can we never see a signature on a document that actually caused the abominable result?

Continue reading below

My frustration also applies to the so-called Fast and Furious operation, where no senior official has stepped forward to accept blame.

David Doran


Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of