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It's Murder I Tells Ya!

budget cuts Just for the record, the GOP cut  half a billion dollars, that's billion with a "B", out of the security budget in 2011 and 2012. After which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was all "You idiots are trying to get someone hurt."

She just didn't know it would be her.

Also for the record, thirteen embassies were attacked during the George Bush years, and many died, but I don't recall endless Republican hearings about his failure to protect Americans. That's because, y'see, it's okay to let our soldiers and diplomats die if you're a Republican.

Also-also for the record, the "embassy" in Benghazi was actually a CIA front operation designed to track down and nullify large caches of missing Libyan weaponry, not least of which was 20,000 surface-to-air missiles. So we're not talking a typical embassy with a formal dinner and dance every weekend. The staff was under no illusions about the danger of their situation.

Note: A somewhat bizarre quote I earlier attributed to Republican Jason Chaffetz, indicating the GOP understood its underfunding of embassy security might border on high treason, seems to have come from a source which employed some clever paraphrasing. Sorry about that.

However, Mr. Chaffetz did say: "Absolutely [we cut funding]. 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.”

So, acording to Mr. Chaffetz, letting our people die needlessly in foreign lands is all part of GOP "prioritizing". Ooo-kay, then.



Over 50% of the House and Senate are millionaires and too many of them bought their way into the job. That's not how government should work so buy this bumper sticker and let the guy driving behind you know you're a 100% patriotic American crank.

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