Bitching about the WH for not providing enough security for embassies yet cutting funding for the said purpose. Grandiose.
I declare the GOP unamerican and unpatriotic and a danger to our national security.
It really doesn't matter at this point if the staff was at the levels requested by embassy staff. No. What matters is the charge of the GOP, Romney and Ryan that the WH did not increase security to prevent the Benghazi attacks. Cutting funding and then shifting blame. Fantastic.
Not sure if "lol" should be the response to info like this.
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4 Americans died from an obvious miscalculation ...also do not see the slightest bit of humor....and find it hard to believe that one would even ask such a question
"For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Department’s Worldwide Security Protection program — well below the $2.15 billion requested by the Obama administration. House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration’s request.)"
I took the above quote from the Thinkprogress.org article that you listed above. It doesn't appear that you read the article or at least never made it past the headline and first paragraph because it clearly shows that the State Department budget was only cut from $2.15 billion to 2.022 billion ($1.934B + $.088B) which amounts to a .94% cut in the PROPOSED budget. Now you expect me to believe that because the compromised budget fell less than one percent below the proposed amount, it prevented the State Department from allocating proper resources to obviously dangerous situations and allowed for four Americans to be slaughtered? They couldn't find funding for a dozen or so soldiers or Blackwater guys in more than $2 billion? I don't expect you to jump ship and become a right wing nut job like me but come on...you have to be smarter than this. The Obama Administration and the State Department should just come out and say they screwed up and put measures in place to ensure they don't happen again. However, they have proven time and time again that taking responsibility for their part in anything negative is not going to happen. So long as they have the Hollywood propaganda machine, where reality is totally optional, and droves of loyal fans that look no further into situations than headlines then I suppose we can expect this to be the "New Normal". Yeah, I can't wait!
I also did not find the slightest humor in 9/11/2001 yet it did not prevent the Bush administration to use this event for political purposes their entire time in office.
So don't give that crap about not politicizing. The GOP are the masters at reveling in death and selling death for political purposes.
You are right the numbers itself look rather small compare to the entire budget request but the 2 billion plus is for the entire Security program of the State Department which includes security abroad and home for all employees including Hillary Clinton traveling.
Honestly we don't know what effect the cuts really had. My point was and is that you can not blame the WH for not providing additional security when you simply cut the budget.
If I'm not mistaken the Democrates are running the show or rather should I say this asylum..........and doing their best to cover their dumb asses over this horrendous, catastrophic show of deceit and ineptitude, and trying to "covering it up" and 4 people died so I think it deserves to be exposed no matter what party was responsible...... looks like another nail going into Obla bla's coffin......
Christ this administration is the best thing for the Romney Campaign and their self destructing ineptitude coming out at such a critical time.........