At great personal risk - our diplomats,

from President Barack Obama – State of the Union 2013 on Rap Genius

Meaning

Obama alludes to the 2012 Benghazi attack on the American diplomatic mission there, resulting in four deaths (including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens) and ten injured

A political repercussion of this event was backlash directed at Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the United Nations, which derailed her candidacy for Hillary Clinton’s replacement as Secretary of State (the job was ultimately given to 2004 Democratic candidate John Kerry)

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