Hillary Clinton from Peru goes on the video record to claim. "I take responsibility; I'm in charge of the State Department, sixty thousand..." for the Benghazi fail of September 11. Puzzle at the HRC decision, the night before the presidential debate, to stand in the way of the blame for Benghazi directed at Candidate Obama. Why? 1. Does HRC mean to make Obama look better ,because he did not know and did not ask and maintained the convenient fiction of a spontaneous mob riot for nearly two weeks after the event -- perhaps up to and including the POTUS UN speech of September 25? 2. Or does HRC mean to make Obama look worse, because it has been more than a month, and Candidate Obama has only made indirect remarks about the tragedy, and some of those remarks, such as at the Univision interview, have been misleading. 3. Does HRC even care about the debate? The Piers Morgan remark to his guest, Dan Rather, "Quick reaction to that, Dan?" -- and Dan Rather's unhesitant, "Uh, playing defense," point to the likely narrative of the episode. Playing defense from whom? Mr. Romney? Unlikely, since Mitt Romney directs his attacks about Benghazi at Candidate Obama. Playing defense from POTUS? Possibly, though it appears remote that Mr. Obama would blame his StateSec at this late hour. Playing defense for the future? This is most likely. HRC looks to preempt attacks on her service as weak on terror in the future -- always looking to maintain her electability for 2016 and beyond. More speculation: Did OFA direct HRC to speak out on Benghazi the night before the debate? This is far-fetched, though the possibility is operatic fun. Did HRC inform OFA that she was going to make headlines by commenting on her "responsibility" on camera the night before, from Peru, so that the record would fly around the world and be played on every morning TV show in all six continents? Also unlikely. Was this an ambush by HRC to make OFA look spiteful and fearful of the Benghazi question in the debate this week and next? The Clintons! There has to be a part in here for Bill Clinton. Is this revenge for the "3 A.M. Call" of 2008 that HRC didn't get to take? Did Axelrod call Candidate Obama after HRC made the "I take responsibility," line, and say, "She did it, that (blank), stabbed us in the back at 9 pm!"