Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, has already accepted responsibility for the mistakes made in the Libya affair. But her mea culpa will be insufficient to stop the waves of accusation and criticism now breaking upon the President. The President has, assuredly, lied and abetted a coverup of his failures and his lying. For this fundamental debacle of American foreign relations, someone needs to removed from office. That person should be him, but I'm betting someone else will undertake the symbolic diplomatic suicide of shame. Like savages throwing a sacrificial virgin girl into the boiling volcano, hoping to appease the gods and prevent the volcano from erupting, Hillary will be shoved, Obama hoping to distract the nation from his failures.
I'm betting Obama will tell the Secretary of State to fall upon the sword; but he hesitates to take this drastic action before the election, for fear that her husband will be outraged. Bill Clinton has become an important supporter of the President's re-election. He is - whatever the state of his marriage to her - proud and protective of his wife's career; certainly she has earned no less from her perpetually philandering husband. I am further sure that Bill still smarts from the accusations of racism raised againt Hillary by Obama's campaign staff during the 2008 election season. If she is pushed onto the sword, Bill's public support for Obama will vanish, even if he doesn't openly criticize Obama. The world would notice. Obama needs Bill's support to get Democrats to the voting booth. He won't risk alienating Bill more than he already has. So Obama will string out this crisis until after the election. If he is re-elected, once he is re-elected expect him to push her upon the sword.