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Old 01-15-2014, 11:22 PM
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Democrats join GOP to blame State in Benghazi
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Congressional Democrats for the first time joined the GOP to condemn the State Department for refusing security measures they say could have prevented the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi.

The report, worked on for months and released Wednesday by a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee, also says 15 people in Libya who have tried to help the FBI investigate the murders have been killed.

The report was prepared by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and found that State, then under Hillary Clinton, refused requests to boost security despite warnings from the CIA and its own staff about the danger of militant attacks.

"The attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya — to include prior threats and attacks against Western targets — and given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Mission," the committee said in a statement.
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"The bottom line is Hillary Clinton wanted the appearance of normalization" in Libya, Chaffetz said. "Security was not driving these decisions. Politics was."
I suspect that we're going to see more and more Democrats trying with no little desperation, to build up their bona fides concerning their separation from all parts of the Obama Administration.
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"The bottom line is Hillary Clinton wanted the appearance of normalization" in Libya, Chaffetz said. "Security was not driving these decisions. Politics was."

"The attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya — to include prior threats and attacks against Western targets — and given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Mission," the committee said in a statement.

"Sufficient time had elapsed for the State Department to demonstrate whether or not decision makers would be held accountable for poor judgments, refusal to tighten security, and misinformation," Collins wrote.

"You'd think that would get people out of bed — let's get some planes ready — but apparently not," he said.
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Interesting in the fact they cut funds for security for State in the previous budget and did it again in the current one. Also Stevens turned down two offers of extra security from the military prior to his being killed.
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Interesting in the fact they cut funds for security for State in the previous budget and did it again in the current one. Also Stevens turned down two offers of extra security from the military prior to his being killed.
Obviously Stevens had a death wish keeping the consulate open after multiple previous attacks and the Brits had already withdrawn. The State department official who turned down the request for additional security stated unequivocally that it was not rejected for budgetary reasons.

Hadn't heard Stevens turned down military security assistance but if true that would be consistent with Hillary's delusion of normalized relations with Libya and Obama's campaign lie that he had vanquished ME terrorism. Given the history of terrorist attacks in the area it is inconceivable Stevens would have turned down additional security had he been able to make the decision independently.
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I suspect that we're going to see more and more Democrats trying with no little desperation, to build up their bona fides concerning their separation from all parts of the Obama Administration.
Democrat faux disaffection with Obama will vanish after the mid term elections. It is as Bill Clinton said all about saying what you need to win an election. And, why not? It worked fine for Obama.
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Democrat faux disaffection with Obama will vanish after the mid term elections. It is as Bill Clinton said all about saying what you need to win an election. And, why not? It worked fine for Obama.
Here you can read it here or in the report from the Senate's report as both stated it. Steven's was the hands on type and even choose to walk around in the crowds where ever he had served with out even a body guard.
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Interesting in the fact they cut funds for security for State in the previous budget and did it again in the current one. Also Stevens turned down two offers of extra security from the military prior to his being killed.
It would be nice to get something other than Democratic talking points occasionally. Funds weren't cut. Budgets were reduced. Big difference and it has been stated by a state department head that monetary considerations were not in play when the decision to not send help was made. Please stop with the deflection as it isn't true.
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