Lindsey Graham (re: Libya) - Transcript Added
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re: Lindsey Graham (re: Libya) - Transcript Added
Posted by theunknownknight on 10/15 at 9:57 am to Catman88
Bump for CruiserHog to admit he is an uninformed sheep


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Posted by theunknownknight on 10/15 at 1:46 pm to theunknownknight
Another Bump for CruiserHog


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Posted by Cruiserhog on 10/16 at 12:06 am to Tiger Authority
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You've been completely owned in this thread.


Really? well allow me to retort.


The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank breaks it all down:

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.) Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected.

[GOP vice presidential nominee Paul] Ryan, [Rep. Darrell] Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan’s budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security.

and in the NYT

At a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last Wednesday, Representative Darrell Issa, Republican of California and the committee’s chairman, talked of “examining security failures that led to the Benghazi tragedy.” He said lawmakers had an obligation to protect federal workers overseas. On Sunday, he said more should be spent on diplomatic security.

But as part of the Republican majority that has controlled the House the last two years, Mr. Issa joined in cutting nearly a half-billion dollars from the State Department’s two main security accounts. One covers things like security staffing, including local guards, armored vehicles and security technology; the other, embassy construction and upgrades. In 2011 and 2012, President Obama sought a total of $5 billion, and the House approved $4.5 billion. In 2009, Mr. Issa voted for an amendment that would have cut nearly 300 diplomatic security positions. And the draconian budgets proposed by Mitt Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, would cut foreign affairs spending by 10 percent in 2013 and even more in 2016.



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Posted by JohnnyKilroy on 10/16 at 12:19 am to Cruiserhog
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Really? well allow me to retort.



None of that shite matters when DOS personell have testified under oath that budget or lack of budget played no part in their decision to not send additional security.

Their is also a 2.2 BILLION dollar discretionary fund for these exact types of scenarios that was NOT used.

The DOS also bumped up the consulate personell's pay due to increased danger.


I guarantee everyone of those people would have forgone the pay bump for some extra security.



Anything else?



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