Clinton: Review Board Already Looking at Security Procedures Surrounding Benghazi Attack

By Melanie Arter | October 12, 2012 | 4:19 PM EDT

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

( – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday said that an accountability review board is already looking into whether the U.S. security procedures were “appropriate” and “properly implemented” prior to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which led to the murders of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.

“Let me on a personal note, start with what happened in Benghazi: No one wants to find out exactly what happened more than I do. I’ve appointed an accountability review board that has already started examining whether our security procedures were appropriate, whether they were properly implemented, and what lessons we can and must learn for the future,” she said in a speech at Center for Strategic and International Studies.

She promised that the State Department is working “as thoroughly and expeditiously as possible, knowing that we cannot afford to sacrifice accuracy to speed, and of course, our government is sparing no effort in tracking down the terrorists who perpetrated this attack.”

Clinton also condemned the murder of a Yemeni employee during an attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa.

“I strongly condemn the killing of a longtime Yemeni employee at our embassy in Sanaa, and we are working with Yemeni authorities to investigate this attack and to bring those responsible to justice as well,” she said.