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Was the funding cut?or just voted on to cut?There is a difference
Yet another PA lib fail:https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/256117137830211584State Dept's Charlene Lamb, asked if budget cuts had anything to do with security decisions, said "No, sir." Give it up.
"Since the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the right-wing media have attacked the Obama administration for supposedly not having enough security at the compound. That myth is undermined by a State Department explanation that "no reasonable security presence could have successfully fended" off the attack."ROTFLOL What an idiotic thing to say. There were other options like leaving town, which the British smartly did.
ROTFLOL What an idiotic thing to say. There were other options like leaving town, which the British smartly did. There were something like 200 incidents of gunfire and attacks. Not to mention the not-so-big secret that more jihadis come out of eastern Libya than just about anywhere...and we know this because we catch them in Afghanistan fighting for al Qaeda.This is just stupid. We had 1 US security guard there protecting Stevens. And State ignored all the requests for more help.There's no spinning this for Hillary! and Obama. Hills needs to be hauled in front of the cameras for an explanation and pronto. This is just bullcrap. Throw in the fact that Obama tried covering all this up and you have to apply the "What if it were Bush?" test:If this had happened under Bush, with all the antiterror infrastructure that we have now, libs would be screaming for impeachment. democrats = joke.
They've been cutting it for years. See links in my thread, andsorry dad, I just saw your post; took me a while to write mine.
What's is worse, it is becoming quite clear that the Obama administration has been covering up their incompetence until after the election.
This is just stupid.May I efer you to your name?
May I efer you to your name? You shouldn't fat finger posts and then call people names. Makes you look kinda...you know.Run along and FA something, now.
ROTFLOL What an idiotic thing to say. There were other options like leaving town, which the British smartly did. Yeah, boy! You'd have supported shutting the embassy and leaving town. Sure you would. You and Rush and Sean and O'Reilly.Rush would have wet his pants over that one.
Indeed, Republicans, including Chaffetz and other House Republicans, voted in 2011 and 2012 to give the State Department far less than it requested for embassy security.It's part of a general GOP pattern of screwing stuff up and then blaming the president for the consequences of their actions.It's like cutting public sector jobs and voting against job bills then hammering the Prez on unemployment.
So the Republicans opened the door the terrorists walked through.
So the Republicans opened the door the terrorists walked through. Somebody didn't like the post and had it FA. Try this again..http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/10/right-wing-medias-li...The conservative media talking point that the White House abdicated its responsibility to secure the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, took a hit Wednesday when CNN's Soledad O'Brien pressed Congressman Jason Chaffetz to acknowledge that he joined House Republicans in voting to cut funding for embassy security.O'Brien asked: "Is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security?" Chaffetz responded: "Absolutely. Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country."<i/>
Hillary did itThe politically charged hearing – called by the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at the height of a presidential campaign in which the Benghazi tragedy looms increasingly large – included testimony from the State Department’s top security officials.Also appearing was an officer from the Utah National Guard who was the security officer of the Tripoli embassy from February to August. Lt. Col. Andrew Wood told the committee in a prepared statement that the State Department had refused to extend the 16-member “site security team” he led over his months in Libya and that by September, the “weak” security situation in Benghazi was worsening.A top State Department security official confirmed to the committee that his request for the team to be extended into October was denied – but he cautioned the committee against concluding that merely extending the team would have made a difference in Benghazihttp://news.yahoo.com/house-hearing-weak-security-drawn-down...
So the Republicans opened the door the terrorists walked through. Lie. But, since you want your nose rubbed in it:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/10/kelly-libya-...In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country.The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.”Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies.In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other green investments as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to “climate change solutions.”This will only go downhill for you.
In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country.The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.”And what difference would a DC-3 have made?
"And what difference would a DC-3 have made? "None. But won't stop the Republicans looking to make political hay out of this, even if it results in even less respect for the government.Ken
"And what difference would a DC-3 have made? "Not near as much as the 22 security personal who were pulled out madeBears
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