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Issa: State Dept. sitting on $2 billion-plus for embassy security

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posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 11:50 AM

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight 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.

On Face the Nation Issa stated that the State Department chose not to upgrade security because "They don't want the presence of security." and then said: "That is not how you do security." (well, duh)

Democrats in attempt to deflect Republicans making this a political football have claimed House leaders sought to cut embassy security funding.

Why add more funds when they are not using the ones they have?

It looks that having Susan Rice, US Ambassador appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is in the making.

I cannot understand what ideology lead to this:

Issa claims the State Department will not spend the already approved funds because they didn't want to the appearance of needing increased security.

Somebody has some explaining to do and I believe it should be the President.

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edit on 10/15/2012 by sad_eyed_lady because: add something

posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 11:56 AM
Over here.

SOK happens to everyone.

posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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Glad it already going.
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