Benghazi - Let's Learn Something

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  1. nodoginnafight
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    Anyone can make mistakes. A wise person, however, will learn from mistakes.
    Here's my takeaway - what's yours?

    The first lesson imho is that we shouldn't be opening facilities (especially in high risk areas) until we are ready to spend what it takes to build it and staff it (with U.S. military personnel) in the safest way. And certainly don't send high ranking officials (high value targets) to the location until it is made extremely secure.

    Second lesson - I realize that the outreach and intelligence gathered is valuable to U.S. security, but apply a skeptical cost versus benefit approach before opening a facility.

    Third - Don't put military personnel on short (40-day) rotations at the facility. This doesn't allow them enough time to get real familiar with the location and the situation.

    That's my opinion anyway.
     
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    I think stevens requested to be there
     
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    That's my understanding too. But I think sometimes you have to tell them no.
     
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    Oh, and don't lie to the American people for political gain.

    You forgot that one.
     
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    Read the freaking memos, stop lying to the American public, use the Military to protect Americans who are under assault, indict the the inept excuse for a Secretary of State for criminal negligence. Did I leave out anything?
     
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    and dont CUT the money to protect them abnd then be all angry when your actions get them killed
     
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    My personal opinion is that I can understand how somethings get jumbled in "the fog of war" but I've never seen 100% honesty out of anyone. Jessica Lynch, Pat Tilman .... the list goes on and on. It's never a pretty thing.
     
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    No, I think you covered all the hyperbole imaginable. Thanks.
     
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    Blame Bush? Please don't use the money argument. It's offensive and insulting. The secretary of state had enough money to install charging stations for electric vehicles in "safe" embassies. Stop making excuses for criminal negligence.
     
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    Well, I do agree 100% with the "don't cut the money." And yes, it is pretty hypocritical to vote to cut the money necessary and then point fingers at someone else.
     

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