Debunking the "Republicans Cut Embassy Security Funding in Libya" Myth

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    Debunking the "Republicans Cut Embassy Security Funding in Libya" Myth

    Democrats, scrambling to excuse the inexcusable, are pointing the finger at Republicans. See what MSNBC is claiming here. They claim that Republicans cut the funding to embassy security in Benghazi, and thereby, are responsible for the deaths of the Ambassador and his security crew. This claim holds no water for four reasons.

    Reason 1:

    At point 3:35:35 on c-span video here >> http://www.c-span.org/Events/Congre...n-US-Consulate-Attack-in-Libya/10737434835-1/

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.): "Mrs Lamb, you made this decision personally [to reject the request for more security], was there any budget consideration, or lack of budget, that allowed you not to increase the people in the security force there"

    Response: "No Sir."

    Reason 2:

    Not that it matters, as we have already seen that funding was not an issue, but the bill in question was bipartisan with more Democrats voting for the cuts than Republicans. http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/10/d...-libya-despite-majority-dem-support-for-vote/

    Reason 3:

    The State Department got all of their requested funding for FY 2012
    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/11...dget-for-embassy-security-is-not-responsible/
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    Reason 4:

    Obama invaded Libya without funding or permission from Congress. So how could funding for security in Libya be a problem?


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    I'm shocked MSNBC didn't do their homework before trying to blame Republicans!

    Any idiot would know the administration would have jumped all over this if they thought they could hang this tragedy on Republicans, but they obviously knew it wouldn't hold water so they made up the lie about the video and then beat that drum instead, probably hoping to run out the clock until the election. The fools.
     
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    there are a few threads in here on this, where the libtard masses are doing exactly that. Blaming the GOP for lowering the funding specifically for embassy security... when it never happened according to Ms. Lamb.

    Pathetic little fuckers, ain't they?
     
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    Ever notice for progressives their fuck ups are always someone else fault?
     
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    Yes, but the double standard is telling. When the Bush Admin blamed the lack of WMD's on "bad intelligence," they said that Bush lied. Today, after two full weeks of Democrats claiming with absolute certainty that the attack was spontaneous and over a video posted 3 months before the attack, they are falling back on "bad intelligence." Of course, we all know that no intelligence analyst would tie in their name to such an assertion before all of the facts were in. Indeed, for the purpose of safety and security, they would have assumed the worst. Never mind the fact that they knew within 24 hours that it was an act of terrorism.
     
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    Oh please sheeple The entire world was saying the same thing.......the USA are not evil tyrants wanting to take over the world.
     
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    Wait! What?

    What the hell am I supposed to do with all this ordinance?

    :D
     
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    Well now they can't. Honestly, if funding was an issue the State Department would need to explain why they have more security in friendly countries and why they spend so much money on parties and social gatherings.

    They had a security crew of 5, 2 of which came with the ambassador. The rest were Libyans that abandoned the compound before the attack. So 5 guys had to watch the sensitive equipment and documents inside, and at the same time, keep the compound secure outside. They never stood a chance. Which is why the Special Forces Colonel who requested the increase in security testified at the hearing.
     
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    Wow

    Progs are fucking liars

    There's a shocker
     
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    Of course it was always bullshit. I mean, when you look at the State Dept.'s spending and waste, it's obvious that it wasn't a matter of cash. We built, for example, a gargantuan embassy in Iraq, which isn't living up to it's potential since Obama and Clinton haven't managed to succeed diplomatically in Iraq.

    It was never about money. It was about their "light footprint" strategy, which failed spectacularly.
     

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