Originally Posted by Loneiguana
Nobody lied about anything.
Tis a shame that the House cut back the funding to defend our officials around the world. I bet if it was a another War that Killed 4,000 Americans because of Lie, Republicans would cough up the money.
"House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012....Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected.
Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan’s budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security."
--From the wahsington post, by Dana Millbank
If budget cuts make you feel better about this bullshit, so be it.
Those four people begged for help for over SEVEN hours!!! Even the military was sickened by this administration. This wasn't a hit-and-run where immediate support couldn't help. SEVEN HOURS!!!!