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Chambliss on Benghazi Hearing: ‘So Obvious’ It Was a Terrorist Attack

JustWondering Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:22 PM
Dear Lance, "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.”
Networker Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:29 PM
What hypocrisy! They complain when the economy is bad and cut vital funding to secure our overseas diplomats. Then when something happens, they try to score points by complaining about an attack that killed 4 people?!? If they really cared about security, they'd have kept the funding. And what's 4 bodies to the thousands bush lost during his presidency? What hypocrisy.
Lance852 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:28 PM
Now re-read it in the context it was actually said. Perhaps you need help: Chaffetz meant that with all the thousands in Iraq, the Administration could shift some to Libya to help there. Purposefully trying to misrepresent just to make your point means your point was weak to begin with.
DevinDenver Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:27 PM
Hey, jackwad, the State Department had plenty of money allocated to it (via the budget) that it had not yet spent. And, the State Department was spending several million to install plug-in stations in Belgium for electric vehicles. So, is your point that the State Department just did not have sufficient funds to protect these Americans?

Lawmakers on intelligence committees met behind closed doors today to get a more detailed account of what happened during the September 11th attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, which left four Americans dead.

In closed-door sessions, lawmakers got their most comprehensive account to date of what happened on the ground in Benghazi on September 11, a senior intelligence official told CNN. They also heard an explanation as to what U.S. officials were doing behind the scenes to respond, the official said, adding that the presentation would clarify some mischaracterizations about the nature of the attack.

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