Hours before the second US presidential debate is due to take place. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke on TV saying it is her responsibility and not the White House to keep diplomats safe. The statement came in reaction to last month's deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. She said

Clinton's comments followed stepped-up criticism of the Obama administration over the Benghazi attack, which Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney has sought to use to dent Obama's foreign policy credibility before the Nov. 6 election. Hilary Clinton then batted off issues of blame and focused instead on results

The attack and subsequent wide spread violence was initially blamed on protests over an anti-Islam film and said it was not premeditated. However Obama and other officials have since said the incident was a terrorist attack. Congress has increased pressure on the State Department to release information about the attack and both Obama and Clinton have both vowed a full investigation

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