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Issa: State Dept. sitting on $2 billion-plus for embassy security
politico ^ | 10/14 | JOHN BRESNAHAN

Posted on 10/14/2012 7:21:27 PM PDT by RummyChick

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says the State Department is sitting on $2.2 billion that should be spent on upgrading security at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, but the Obama administration will not spend the funds.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; diplomaticsecurity; embassysecurity; issa; obama

1 posted on 10/14/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

They’re trying to figure out how to funnel it all back to the Obamugabe Campaign.......


2 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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sfl


3 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:02 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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sfl


4 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:09 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: RummyChick

The new embassy in London is nearly $1 Billion.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: RummyChick

george bush’s fault. Or hillary’s fault. Or the republican’s fault. Or fox news’ fault.

But don’t look at the leader of the free world. The buck stop somewhere else


6 posted on 10/14/2012 7:27:25 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

7 posted on 10/14/2012 7:28:41 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Politico is such a pack of whores:

Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, held a highly partisan hearing on the incident last week.

8 posted on 10/14/2012 7:30:28 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: RummyChick
This is another Pinocchio for ol Joe.

9 posted on 10/14/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: RummyChick

“With Republicans turning the Libya into a political issue, Democrats have countered that House GOP leaders actually sought to cut funding for embassy security, which Issa tried to refute.”

How many Democrats and their MSM lickspittles have been making this argument since the middle of September?
Pelosi, Reid, all their flunkies, I can’t remember them all. It was a standard talking point.
And all along they had 2.2 billion dollars. Romney should hammer Obama & Co. on this point. This is gross dereliction of their duty owed to State department employees.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 7:33:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Red Badger

The State Department has no problem building and repairing mosques all over the world and establishing a Muslim country in the Baltics. But they are afraid to offend the Muslim world by spending money to defend our embassies.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 7:34:27 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: RummyChick

Zero needs some walking-around money..


12 posted on 10/14/2012 7:36:18 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RummyChick
Issa claims the State Department will not spend the already approved funds because they didn't want to the appearance of needing increased security.

"The fact is, they [the State Department.] are making the decision not to put the security in because they don't want the presence of security," Issa said.


????!!!!!!!
13 posted on 10/14/2012 7:37:14 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: JohnBrowdie

The buck stops in Obama’s pocket.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 7:38:11 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: RummyChick
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says the State Department is sitting on $2.2 billion that should be spent on upgrading security at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide,....

Gotta buy all them Chevy Volts and charging stations. Solar panels and pinwheels for the roofs.

15 posted on 10/14/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Nachum

For the list.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 7:45:44 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tumblindice

PS And from an administration that has shown itself to be as `transparent’ as the Clinton administration was `ethical,’ this goes beyond their usual casuistry to misrepresentation, and not negligent but intentional misrepresentation. And misrepresentation—`fraud’—can be civil or criminal.
This is a major scandal. If it weren’t for the upcoming election and the cover they are getting from their media flunkies, Democrats would be resigning by now. They are in helmet defilade, and they should be.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 7:45:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/10/benghazi-gate-did-two-heroic-seals-ruin.html

BENGHAZI-GATE: Did two heroic SEALs ruin Obama’s October Surprise?


18 posted on 10/14/2012 7:49:58 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


19 posted on 10/14/2012 7:55:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


20 posted on 10/14/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: RummyChick

Bump


21 posted on 10/14/2012 8:05:49 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Army Air Corps

this is a thread you should be taking a look at...highly suspicious

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944874/posts


22 posted on 10/14/2012 8:08:26 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

BENGHAZI-GATE: Did two heroic SEALs ruin Obama’s October Surprise?

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please stop using “-Gate”. This thing stands alone, all by itself. BEN-GHAZI !! Any new Democratic scandal should be tagged “-GHAZI”.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 8:08:36 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: RummyChick

They didn’t want to scare off al-Qaeda in Libya. Increased security might have kept al-Qaeda from coming in to save Obama and Hillary’s behinds by telling us where the missing missiles are. They were trying to appease al-Qaeda to save their political hides. More security also means it’s harder to maintain the coverup about Obama and Clinton being the proximate cause of the loss of the missiles in Libya.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 8:16:04 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

do ya think they might be trying to launder that cash into some politicians pockets?


25 posted on 10/14/2012 8:20:06 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert
do ya think they might be trying to launder that cash into some politicians pockets?

Never. They are as pure as the driven snow.

26 posted on 10/14/2012 8:22:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: RummyChick
the State Department is sitting on $2.2 billion that should be spent on upgrading security at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide...

The boys at the New York Times were fooled on this one too... they'd miss it if it was shoved in their collective little faces... They don't want to see things that make them uncomfortable... Quick, quick, print up an excuse for Obama....

27 posted on 10/14/2012 8:24:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: RummyChick

Well they should be able to buy a few more Volts, a bike rack, and employ another SS dude to protect Valerie Jarrett for that!


28 posted on 10/14/2012 8:31:50 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tumblindice

Dennis Kucinich on Fox today said this is absolutely untrue.
He said there were just as many dems voting for this bill that was an actual increase of 120%, but not as much as obama asked for. Nothing was cut.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 8:36:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Hardraade

Do you know that more Dems voted for the cut in security money than Repubs by one vote. Rep Cummings voted for the cuts too, check it out.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 9:17:31 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: Red Badger; MestaMachine; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; Oorang; jersey117; ...

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Two billlion plus

Oh, really?!!!

“A Billion here, a Billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money”

Check out article, also graphic at # 7.

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31 posted on 10/14/2012 9:22:26 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Red Badger

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says the State Department is sitting on $2.2 billion that should be spent on upgrading security at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, but the Obama administration will not spend the funds.

Or Hillary wants it for 2016.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 11:07:10 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Red Badger

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says the State Department is sitting on $2.2 billion that should be spent on upgrading security at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, but the Obama administration will not spend the funds.

Or Hillary wants it for 2016.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 11:07:17 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst

“Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says the State Department is sitting on $2.2 billion that should be spent on upgrading security at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, but the Obama administration will not spend the funds.”

Didn’t Obama’s State Department spend $70,000 to defend Islam in Pakistan against that “anti-Islam” video?

I guess they have their priorities.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 4:31:12 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

” - - - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, held a highly partisan hearing on the incident last week. “

Yup. It is called Check and Balance.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 7:01:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Red Badger
They’re trying to figure out how to funnel it all back to the Obamugabe Campaign.......

We have a winner.

36 posted on 10/15/2012 7:40:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: LucyT

Two billlion plus

Oh, really?!!!

“A Billion here, a Billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money”

Check out article, also graphic at # 7.


“Chicago, we’ve got a problem!”


37 posted on 10/15/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Obama outsourced security at Benghazi. He owes America an explanation. The call for accountability should be deafening.


38 posted on 10/15/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by Faith
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To: elpadre

#11: That’s what they’re saving the $2 billion for.


39 posted on 10/15/2012 11:45:45 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: RummyChick

Speaking of which (unused funds), how is our government running? I don’t remember any special bill to continue running the government. October 1st is the new fiscal year. What’s up with that? Anyone? Anyone?


40 posted on 10/15/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Faith

Outsourcing...code word for evil white capitalist.

But wait, our federal government is outsourcing security of our embassy personnel and facilities?

Let’s see if the Bamster mentions outsourcing in Tuesday night’s debate...


41 posted on 10/15/2012 11:50:38 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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