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Color I think we've had a very thorough exhaustive.
Opportunity with the secretary -- and a half hours.
Of answering questions.
About -- -- As I said at the end of the hearing I think there -- very important takeaways.
Lessons to be learned.
Some of them come directly from the accountability review board.
About making sure that we look.
At our embassies worldwide and think about not just the specific threats are credible threat that -- be levied.
Against any of far.
Foreign service officers or whether or the institutions in which they serve but also looking at the general threat environments changing and make sure.
Of how we look at threat is incredibly important.
I think that was a failure in this respect and we need to learn from it.
Secondly looking at making sure.
That we have clear lines of authority responsibility of the state department for the question of security of our personnel and embassies across the globe and I think.
That that change that is taking place at the state department's very important.
Resources do matter.
And I think it would be unconscionable.
For the congress.
Not to give the State Department and the incoming secretary the immediate authority to transfer money within.
The budget the state -- not new money.
But to transfer exist in -- in the State Department so that they can ultimately begin to protect.
-- among the most vulnerable in -- And he's locations we have across the world.
And the failure to do that could do that would be a -- of the congress.
And lastly I I think that it's important that we know.
What the real information is before.
And that is incredibly important.
As we have learned at various times in our history.
The most recent obviously being questions about.
What was the information that we knew.
About living god -- -- it was unfolding vs what we suspect or didn't know.
That led to some confusion and some statements about you know where -- this was a terrorist attack or not it clearly was.
And lastly we all learn from street in a much bigger consequence.
About -- statement.
About weapons of mass production which we told world.
That gave rise to our invasion in Iraq and had real consequences that flow from the those are all left and that we should be taking as we move forward.
And it is my hope.
-- that the committee will work immediately upon.
As one of those first things that we do.
Two -- that are personal across the globe.
And continue to be involved in robust diplomacy and at the same time can be as well protected -- humanly possible.
-- -- That I but I don't think anyone's.
Let me -- the all of them.
And here in regards.
-- -- The patient out.
Following through on the recommendations of the administrative review board are incredibly important.
-- -- what Secretary Clinton has already begun to initiate is incredibly important.
Making sure that there are clear lines of authority -- -- security.
Is really important.
Making sure that he comes up here once confirmed as secretary.
To advocate for the resources that are now very as determined by two extraordinary individuals ambassador Pickering.
And admiral Mullen.
That resources are part of the equation security for -- across the board those are all elements I think he's been pursuing -- -- he becomes the conference secretary.
-- I think he would -- for two and a half hours forthrightly.
And I think that.
There are those who may have -- disagreement.
But at the end of the day no one can question.
I think the truth correct me and depth of thought from -- secretary -- with them.
-- -- You know I I look at this as how do we move forward.
How do we learned from the tragic -- Gaza.
How do we honor the lives.
Of those who we lost by making sure that this experience is one that she.
The short balls that we make sure that those shortfalls don't exist again.
That we can move forward our challenges -- country.
Is that the terror only need to be lucky ones.
We have to get it right 100% of the time that is a heavy burden.
But nonetheless it is our ultimate goal.
I look to the hearing and what we've learned.
-- the accountability review -- said.
And it's my hope that we will join together and thinking about how do we used the -- and learn to ensure that this can not happen again.
If we do that that will be its finest moment.
If there are those who want to continue to do.
The politics of this they obviously have a right to do so.
But I don't think they'd be doing -- service to those serving.
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