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  •  Thanks for the blog. Hillary sure told the GOP (7+ / 0-)

    where to put the blame...squarely on the GOP for their cutting of the security funds for an embassy.  But a consulate is so much smaller.  If you can't get security funding for embassy - than a consulate doesn' even register.

    •  thanks marty marty, appreciate the feedback. (6+ / 0-)

      Libya attack: Congressmen casting blame voted to cut diplomatic security budget

      by Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor -- Oct 5, 2012

      Who's to blame for the Sept. 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi?

      [... Republican Congressman Jason] Chaffetz has been among those leading the Republican effort to pin the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi on the Obama administration. Earlier claims from Chaffetz and fellow Republican Congressman Darrell Issa that the administration ignored pleas for more security from Libya embassy officials should be treated with caution until there's some proof.

      The Worldwide Security Protection program (WSP), which the government says provides "core funding for the protection of life, property, and information of the Department of State," and a separate embassy security and construction budget, which in part improves fortifications, have both been under fire.

      "In 2011 they came in and passed a continuing resolution for the remainder of that fiscal year. The House proposed $70 million cut in the WSP and they proposed a $204 million cut in Embassy security," says Mr. Lilly. "Then the next year, fiscal 2012, they cut worldwide security by $145 million and embassy security by $376 million. This year's bill is the same thing all over again. The House has cut the worldwide security budget $149 million below the request."

      Here's how the game is really Rigged.

      by jamess on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:12:35 PM PST

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