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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010.

    On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien asked the Utah Republican if he had "voted to cut the funding for embassy security."

    "Absolutely," Chaffetz said. "Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.”

    Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: 'You Have To Prioritize Things'

    Is that better?
    Asked and answered in #28.

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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Note the links about.....Fact Checkers. Note that part about what the Senate did and then Obama Signing the bill. Then Note that bipartisan bit.
    According to Factcheck the amount was still less by $270 million than what the State Department requested or needed.

    Rep. Chaffetz was right, he did vote to cut State Dept funding.


    So what exactly are you arguing about MMC?

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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Asked and answered in #28.
    Wow, so you "remembered" in post #28. Did you post a link to the clip you remembered? Do you remember the woman's name or what her position was? Do you remember why she was testifying? Do you remember what committee she was testifying to? No? NO???

    Pffft....
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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    According to Factcheck the amount was still less by $270 million than what the State Department requested or needed.

    Rep. Chaffetz was right, he did vote to cut State Dept funding.


    So what exactly are you arguing about MMC?
    That it wasn't just him. Plus where the initial start came from. As well as all those Democrats on that Appropriations committee that voted for it.

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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That it wasn't just him. Plus where the initial start came from. As well as all those Democrats on that Appropriations committee that voted for it.
    Chaffetz is the only one we really need to concern ourselves with, since he's the one at the forefront making the most vociferous accusations and then trying to twist the facts to fit his accusations....

    Chaffetz suspects Libya security decisions

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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Chaffetz is the only one we really need to concern ourselves with, since he's the one at the forefront making the most vociferous accusations and then trying to twist the facts to fit his accusations....

    Chaffetz suspects Libya security decisions
    Actually the Fact Checkers explained the Bigger picture of what counted. Especially in the Political world and how it goes down. Which changes nothing about it being a deflection away from what matters.

    Moreover again, it has nothing to due with Charlene lamb reducing security after the Consulate was attacked the Second time up until the Attack on the Anniversary of 911.

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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for a more secure embassy in the face of mounting terrorist threats and a warning that she was the target of an assassination plot.

    The State Department had repeatedly denied her request, citing a lack of money. But that kind of response, she wrote Albright, was "endangering the lives of embassy personnel."

    A matter of months later, on Aug. 7, 1998, the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya were simultaneously attacked with car bombs. In Kenya, 12 American diplomats and more than 200 Africans were killed.

    As in Benghazi, requests for more security were denied, warnings were issued, prior incidents were ignored and Susan Rice went on TV to explain it all.

    Within 24 hours, Rice, then assistant secretary of state for African affairs, went on PBS as spokesperson for the administration — just as she was regarding Benghazi when she parroted the administration's false narrative on five Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, 2012, that Benghazi was caused by a flash mob enraged by an Internet video. Then, as now, she worked for a Clinton.

    Eerie similarities between Benghazi and Nairobi are many. A review of the attacks showed the CIA repeatedly told State Department officials in Washington and in the Kenya embassy that there was an active terrorist cell in Kenya connected to Osama bin Laden, who masterminded the attack.

    Read More At Investor's Business Daily: For Susan Rice, Benghazi Was Kenya 1998 Deja Vu; Tanzania Too - Investors.com
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    Lets not forget the 4000 Wounded. Throw in Darfur and Somalia. Blackhawk Down sound familiar.

    Dear Democrats......How did this happen again when ya said ya took care of it last time. That it would never happen again. What Happened?

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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That it wasn't just him. Plus where the initial start came from. As well as all those Democrats on that Appropriations committee that voted for it.

    The presidents budget request for State Department security was denied by the Republicans when they took control of congress in 2011.

    Republicans insisted the State Department security should get less than they needed....a lot less.

    The Democrats had to negotiate for more funding and a compromise was made with the Republicans.

    The Democrats voted for the negotiated amount, not the Republicans reduced amount.

    If Democrats still controled the house the State Department would have gotten the amount they needed.

    The negotiated amount still fell millions short...$270 MILLION according to Factcheck....of the budget request for State Department security.

    Therefore, State Department security was still under funded because of the Republicans.


    ....Democrats enacted $1.803 billion for embassy security, construction and maintenance for fiscal 2010, when they still controlled the Senate and House. After Republicans took control of the House and picked up six Senate seats, Congress reduced the enacted budget to $1.616 billion in fiscal 2011, and to $1.537 billion for 2012.

    The administration requested $1.801 billion for security, construction and maintenance for fiscal 2012; House Republicans countered with a proposal to cut spending to $1.425 billion. The House agreed to increase it to $1.537 billion after negotiations with the Senate.

    GOP cuts to embassy security draw scrutiny, jabs from Democrats - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

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    Re: Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Actually the Fact Checkers explained the Bigger picture of what counted. Especially in the Political world and how it goes down. Which changes nothing about it being a deflection away from what matters.

    Moreover again, it has nothing to due with Charlene lamb reducing security after the Consulate was attacked the Second time up until the Attack on the Anniversary of 911.
    Charlene Lamb RESIGNED!!!! None of the witnesses or anyone directly involved with the Libyan facility has blamed anyone else except her and now she no longer has her job. What more is there to say that hasn't already been said?

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