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(Yahoo)   Security guy at Libyan consulate cabled State Department twice asking for security help, but got no response because no one knows what the hell a "cable" is any more. Well, not quite, but the real reason was just as dumb   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, State Department, U.S., Government Reform Committee, Christopher Stevens, security question, Director of National Intelligence, Jason Chaffetz, U.S. Ambassador  
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2012-10-09 09:28:09 PM  
4 votes:
Please stop submitting things that reflect badly on Obama. It upsets 99.9% of the children here.
2012-10-09 06:09:49 PM  
2 votes:
One cable, three shells.
2012-10-09 10:26:30 PM  
1 vote:

cman: 1. What happened in Libya is not all the Obama admins fault. Yes, they take some of the blame for piss poor planning, and they are taking the heat for that.
2. GOP, you cannot biatch about shiatty service when you are cutting corners in cost.
3. This whole Libya thing is farking shiatty partisan bashing trying to one up the other side. farking stop it, please.

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2012-10-09 09:46:03 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: Oh ho, Obama. Now the shoe is on the other foot!

Seriously. Who posts a shoe?
2012-10-09 09:39:20 PM  
1 vote:
No, I think this one falls into the lap of the State Department. While Republicans did slash the budget, the allocation of the remaining funds is strictly the duty of the State Department. I think a simple risk assessment (Rag-tag loosely aligned militias, not all of which are friendly to US causes, have overthrown a stable, albeit murderous, dictator and the replacement government isn't strong enough yet to effectively enforce its power over the still-armed militias. We ought to reenforce our embassy with agents that are currently in low-risk areas elsewhere temporarily.) would have probably altered the events in a way more favorable.

/Again, I'm assuming that the Republicans were wise with their cuts.
//And that the funds weren't earmarked.
2012-10-09 06:00:17 PM  
1 vote:

namatad: the under secretary of state for management, issued a "decision memo" in December 2011 requiring that the Benghazi post be manned with five diplomatic security agents, but that it usually had only three or four.

Because 1-2 more security agents would have made a world of difference??

that's the spirit!
Give up without trying. Awesome.
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