Skip to comments.Skimpy Benghazi Security a “Strategic Decision”
Posted on 10/27/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT by John Semmens
Emerging evidence that both Ambassador Stephens and Secretary of State Clinton had requested increased security in Benghazi prior to the September 11 attack pushes blame upstream to the White House. Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney made an effort to expound upon the Administrations thinking.
The determination not to beef up security for our embassy and consulate in Libya was a strategic decision, Carney asserted. I know that in hindsight it looks bad, but there were cogent reasons for the decision.
The president felt that a heavy contingent of armed guards would send the wrong message to our Muslim friends in Libya and around the world, Carney explained. It wouldve been a way of saying we dont trust you. Building trust was and is a key goal of this Administration.
Carney contended that the focus on the Ambassadors request for more security is one-sided. More security couldve been interpreted as an insult to the Libyan Government. It mightve undermined the good will we earned by helping overthrow Gaddafi.
The important thing is that we not let this one tragedy undermine our long-term strategy for recasting our countrys relationship with Islamic nations around the globe, Carney urged. Undoing the mistakes of previous Administrations isnt easy and is not without risk. We think Ambassador Stephens understood this and would be appalled to see his death used to criticize the policies of a President he heartily supported while he lived.
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We don’t have Muslim friends.... We may have some Muslim allies, but no friends....
Obama-the-Undocumed-CryptoMoslem (who hates America)
helped Putin AND al Qaeda.
A two-fer for the treasonous impostor.
It’s hard to tell that this is satire because things are almost this bad. Maybe worse, in fact.
OH.....SO THEY DID REQUEST MORE SECURITY AND WERE DENIED. I THOUGHT THAT NEVER HAPPENED???
What goes around comes around.
Crapola....I missed the semi satire thingie!
Now a days, it’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference!
Unfortunately, this would be true if the WH and media reported honestly.
Ambassador Stevens and the lives of the military and American people mean nothing in the eyes of those who lead us.
..Was the man a prancer.. and did the Hildabeast put him there with deliberate aggravating intentions..?
“We’re going to bring these folks to justice,” Obama said today.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Then get a better screen. It was being transmitted to you in real time. Did you miss it because it wasn't on Showtime?
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack.
He also replaced generals and admirals who refused to stand down-
Obama Administration Replaces Top Generals Following Benghazi Disaster
John: One of several recent great posts that hit hard because of how close satire and reality are with these folks - I guess it was a decision to take “non-kinetic action” by doing nothing...
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