Skip to comments.Obama to Cut 131 Million Dollars from Embassy Security (Just Wow)
Posted on 09/16/2012 9:17:12 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
You have to give Obama credit, this is a man who knows how to deal with a crisis. Some nut like Mitt Romney would run around shooting Muslims from the hip, but Obama meets with his advisers and dutifully studies ways to make each and every crisis that much worse. Because thats what good government is.
Obamas Sequestration Plan Would Cut $1.084 Billion From The State Departments Diplomatic And Consular Program, Including $2 Million For The Protection Of Foreign Missions And Officials, And $129 Million For Embassy Security, Construction, And Maintenance. (OMB Report Pursuant To The Sequestration Transparency Act Of 2012, Office Of Management And Budget, pp. 135-136, 9/14/12)
Err what do embassies need security for anyway? What are the real odds of a bunch of Muslim Jihadists deciding to carry out a series of embassy attacks timed with September 11? Also who needs 20,000 Marines, lets cut that money and put it into Solyandra and free condoms for Catholic schools.
But thats okay. Stop looking at the negative and focus on the positive.
I know the images on our televisions are disturbing. But let us never forget that for every angry mob, there are millions who yearn for the freedom, and dignity, and hope that our flag represents. That is the cause of America the ideals that took root in our founding; the opportunity that drew so many to our shores; and the awesome progress that we have promoted all across the globe.
Theres a silver lining for every cloud. For every Muslim who is burning an American embassy, theres a Muslim yearning to move to America and bomb our bars, planes and Christmas tree lighting events.
Who needs security anyway?
To be transferred to another entitlement program...
Someone once said that “Timing is everything”. Boy, does Obama have good timing, and probably good rhythmn too, according to Joe Biden.
Please send this article to all your friends and enemies.
Security, bah! Overrated
I doubt Hillary’s secrity is getting cut.
Makes one wonder what the setup is.
Everybody loves and respects us now that we have 0bama to lead us. Who needs security?
Obama is sabotaging America. Is there any evidence to dispute that? NO. Assault on two fronts; Weaken our economy by bankrupting us and dispensing entitlements to an extent we’ll never recover from and secondly, lessen our standing in the world and make recovery impossible through ‘destructive’ defense cuts. He’s accomplished both.
Not insanity. Evil.
How about just getting the hell out of most of these countries ruled by people who believe in a cult of a religion? Good lord!
a vacationing Jarrett...
If he were a Republican the media would have spent 4 years trashing this guy
Is Zero still planning on giving the Egyptians a billion dollars for two German submarines?
Cutting embassy security and arming the Islamic Brotherhood.
If you didn’t know better, you might conclude from this that the American president’s a Muslim.
It’s time to hit the alarm bell...
Sad times, just sad times for the USA :(
People like obama would never even have a chance in politics or leadership if most of America wasn’t enthralled with the BS out of Hollywood or professional sports.
We can quote sports stats and who is shtupping who in reality tv but for Pete’s sake, the average American has no clue about the real life issues; like the ones that are going to ensure their childrens lives as slaves to the government or some damn UN agenda.
We MUST change how we educate our young so they don’t elect someone whose loyalties and identity are suspect.
The Obama Bucks gotta come from some place.
Can we put the Drudge siren on the top of the Latest Articles page?
PS I’m sure Barack has a full agenda for his meeting with Egypt’s Morsi. (Keep in mind Steyn’s rule: If there’s trouble anywhere in the world, look out for a guy named `Mohammed’)
“OK, Mohammed, I understand your concern. http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/16/islamists-step-up-pressure-for-u-s-media-curbs-obama-equivocates/
“But there’s only so much I can do, you know, this whole blasted 1st Amendment thing, and they’re not all in the bag with me—yet. Patience my brother.”
“Now, the submarines.”
Morsi, blank expression.
“The boats that go under the water, Mohammed.”
“You know you can’t rely on the screen windows when you submerge ... “
Morsi, blank expression.
“When you go underwater.”
“Oh yes yes!”
“Now, the front end is called the `bow.’ That’s the end that shoots the things that explode and—
“Yes, explode I know!”
“OK (sigh), let’s take a break, we’ll do the whole banging our heads on the ground thing, then scarf up some camel lumps and goat eyeballs.”
I’m almost convinced he’s trying to lose
Let me guess — he’s going to cut off the consular staff’s Netflix accounts.
500 cowards in DC don’t want to be called racist.
I got interviewed by the State Department, and I can tell you the foreign office people are totally inadequate. THey are pu$$ies and Obama lovers without any relevancy to the job they are ascribed to. All the care about is if they can fly first class and get medical care wherever they are going.
So, it must come at huge shock to them that Obama could abandon them so easily and could not care about their safety.
So now they are pulling all the stops to try to blame it on US citizens, so that the foreign office type people start not asking questions. But they are such idiots, many are also minority women married to foreigners and muslims, and they are so gilded and selected so that way, they will continue believing the lies.
yeah the buy bullets and scatter them all over the US program.
What do you think he is buying and scattering all the bullets around the country for ?
It’s for his army that is stashed all over the place .
Think about why we have been importing muslims lots of them over the pass few years and then do a yahoo on what they did in Somalia
Yeah, not to mention family courts which have no jury, just like we have activist judges who could care less about what the legislature legislates, every time it upsets their corrupt agenda.
One day a legislator or a governor is going to straight up ask the government to either side with the judge or America, and the militias will have to be organized along those lines.
What “bifurcates” me the most in this, is... WHERE THE HECK IS THE GOP IN CONGRESS during this foreign crisis?
They are doing nothing! Is it that liberals get to sell high and the GOP buys low?
I guess US ambassadors lives aren't worth too much these days...
I agree. Generate significant savings by pulling out of some of the backwater hell holes.
But Egypt will still get $1.4 billion in aid to buy German submarines. Can’t cut everything ya know.
Hey man.......... think of how many more can take vacations and get free stuff!!! Cool! /s
This was going to happen way before the middle east went crazy. The Republican House passed the big spending bill so don’t worry about the additional money borrowed from China.
That’s actually a misleading headline as I read it. The line in the budget is for embassy construction and maintenance, as well as security.
"...$770 million program to rebuild Cairo's sewer system, paid for by the U.S. State Department's USAID program."