Obama calls on Congress to 'fully fund' his budget request for embassy security

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 16, 2013 - 12:11 PM
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theagonybhoMay. 16, 1312:18 PM

I was waiting for the deflecter in chief to finally blame Benghazi on Congress, there has never been an issue with funding security and wont be unless he decides not to fund it.

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johnnycgoodMay. 16, 1312:45 PM

theagonybho - You got that right. It's always somebody else's fault. Despite Charlene Lamb testified before Congress last October that funding wasn't the issue and the Security budgets have more than doubled since 2004.

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wallwallMay. 16, 13 2:01 PM

In other word, don't blame me.

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dismaynardMay. 16, 13 2:05 PM

That is right, protect the diplomats, but not the nations children. They can always come up with money to keep themselves safer. I think someone should publish a paper on the actual taxpayer costs for security provided for elected officials, and their staff per year so we can see what their safety is worth.

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formergopMay. 16, 13 5:39 PM

The goptp is always wants cuts. See what happens when you cut too much? But hey, you got to keep a couple bucks.

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jbpaperMay. 16, 13 9:59 PM

formergop; Instead of blaming the goptp, you should be asking the dems why is public safety the first thing they cut?

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dogmanMay. 16, 1310:27 PM

Republican Jason Chaffetz on CNN... 'O’BRIEN: Is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security? ---- CHAFFETZ: Absolutely. Look, we have to make priorities and choices in this country.'

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comradeMay. 17, 13 3:08 AM

The efforts to head off facing the consequences for their neglect of security for that embassy are disgusting. Hillary was a disaster as Secretary of State. No one can name ONE accomplishment of this puffed up phony. She should have been fired after those 4 Americans were murdered. Remember she was the blowhard talking about being the one you'd want taking the call at 3AM when there was a crisis. Yeah,sure, that worked out well didn't it? I'm surprised Obama didn't blame Bush for the murders.

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dogmanMay. 17, 1311:10 AM

"The efforts to head off facing the consequences for their neglect of security for that embassy are disgusting." -- McClatchy reports Ambassador Stephens was twice offered additional security within a month of the attack and turned it down. It could be that the CIA didn't want military security hanging around their complex... but it's interesting that it flies in the face of republican accusations that requests from the consulate for extra security were turned down. Apparently, republicans got it backwards. Imagine that...

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maxwellsMay. 19, 1312:48 PM

Once again, President Obama is attempting to create a distraction from the facts, funding was never an issue. Deputy Secretary of State Charlene Lamb testified that funding was never an issue and they believed Security was at the required levels.  What Deputy Lamb also stated was the Administration had hired a local militia to protect the lives of Americans there and not the US Marines. Had funding actually been an issue the US Marines could've been deployed to secure the compound rather then having to pay cash to local militias.

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