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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, emotionalism doesn't equal connecting dots.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1061231123

    There ya go Joe, I know it was hidden a whole 3 postings above yours....
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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1061231123

    There ya go Joe, I know it was hidden a whole 3 postings above yours....
    I'm sorry j, but that doesn't win the argument here either. Not even a nice try really.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Maybe it is a progressive thing to just ignore the facts when they don't line up, but that unfortunately for them, doesn't mean that they don't exist....
    Your slip is showing. Facts are rarely found in the Examiner or the Daily Mail. These are low-grade hack outlets.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sounds like Stevens knew the dots very well, but it was the Obama administration that refused to connect them in order to further their own political agenda at the time....Wonderful. We now have a President that sacrificed the lives of Americans for his own political ends....
    A security support team had been assigned to Tripoli as extra security manpower associated with reopening the US embassy. The team had been scheduled to depart Libya at the end of April. The embassy requested and was granted a four-month extension. No further extension of their presence was requested as out-rotation at the end of August approached. The dots from early in the year were no longer visible. In the meantime, additional diplomatic security agents had been deployed, meaning that the level of fully trained and qualified US personel in-country never fell below the levels requested by the Regional Security Officer. The embassy knew full well what those approved levels were and had already demonstrated its capacity to request and justify support that might be actually be needed above those levels. They did not produce any such further request or justification.

    In summary, you aren't concerned with any of the facts of the matter at all. You are concerned with exploiting the events by playing rah-rah dude in attempts to fabricate a partisan mythology and hang that around the neck of a politician you dislike. That's as far as your two-bit interest extends and that's all that it covers.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, emotionalism doesn't equal connecting dots.

    I am not the guy who needed to connect the dots. The people who do this stuff for a living are supposed to be able to do this.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    I am not the guy who needed to connect the dots. The people who do this stuff for a living are supposed to be able to do this.
    Do you know what we're talking about?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Do you know what we're talking about?

    I'm talking abut the attack on the Ambassador in Libya.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    I'm talking abut the attack on the Ambassador in Libya.
    We're talking about the hyperbolic reaction to it.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    We're talking about the hyperbolic reaction to it.


    So the actual event is not important, only the reaction? Interesting.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Think of the story of Chicken Little. Why, the whole danged thing is about the reaction.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    So the actual event is not important, only the reaction? Interesting.
    See post 99.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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