Last edited by Napoleon; 09-16-12 at 09:02 PM.
Second, the number of personnel an embassy or consulate can have is capped by the host country. For every additional MSG you add you would have to eliminate the position of a Foreign Service Officer or other attache, you know, the people who are actually doing the intended work of an embassy or consulate.
This has very little, if anything at all, to do with the DoD budget.
It's silly to blame the president. There are scores of people down the line who are directly responsible for security. Furthermore the country concered should have stepped up security ages ago. The government here provides the highest security for american intestests here. We are are prime terrorist target here.