During Rose Garden press conference, Obama refuses to apologize for secretly seizing AP phone records, shifts blame to Congress for Benghazi
security lapses, and dodges question about White House IRS knowledge.
That headline was a tad too long to fit in a forum heading so forgive my improvisation. Thread topic is about 'blaming congress for Benghazi security
President Barack Obama dodged questions Thursday about the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, shifted responsibility for the Benghazi
attack to Congress, and said 'I offer no apologies' for the Department of Justice's secret seizure of reporter's phone records in search of a
classified intelligence leak.
So where does one start here?
Was congress the one who decided to go bomb Libya after 30 years of silence?
Was congress the one who was going around 'arming other embassies' with Chevy volts?
In fact there is little difference between Obama, and Boxers comments.
It takes funding to protect an embassy. It takes funding to protect a consulate. It takes funding to protect an outpost. Yes, it takes funding.
Who cut the funds from embassy security? The Republicans in the House, that is who — hundreds of millions of dollars. If it were not for the
Democrats, it would have been cut more, because when it came here, we stood our ground. We had to accommodate their cuts. That is how the process
works. So I think the Benghazi ‘scandal’ starts with the Republicans looking in the mirror. Mirror mirror, who is the fairest of them all? They
ought to ask: Mirror, mirror, who cut the funding for diplomatic security across this world for America? The answer: Republicans.
So 'It's all the republicans fault eh?
Guess that settles that it's all the 'republicans' fault!!!
Well that is a lie because I wasn't aware that the person(who was in charge of the state department) who said "We came,We saw, Gaddafi died), and the
guy who said (let's go bomb Libya) were republicans.
In fact neither Obama or Clinton are 'republicans' ok well they sure are acting like them with the neoconish ways of spreading 'freedom, and
democracy' in the ME.
Time for the facts:
Politicians often play games with budget numbers, and so one must be careful at accepting numbers at face value. Note how Boxer asserted that
House Republicans “sought to cut more than $450 million from President Obama’s budget request.” That means she is talking about the
president’s proposed budget — which in any administration is often a pie-in-the-sky document.
That's true a budget is just a number that is often thrown out there that has little to do with 'real need' that extends to any government budget.
In fact, the Congressional Research Service has documented that Congress, whether led by Democrats and Republicans, year after year did not fully
fund the various pots of money for embassy security. (See page 25.) The State Department, for instance, was shortchanged by $142 million in fiscal
year 2010, when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.
Moreover, while Boxer claims that Republicans “cut” the budget, she is only comparing it to what the Obama administration proposed. The
reality is that funding for embassy security has increased significantly in recent years.
There it is.
Benghazi was not over money, you would think that security would be paramount after you(the current administration) bombed the hell out of, and killed
But nope just blame congress, ok really just the righties of congress, because god knows the current administration is not responsible for anything
Although the State Department with it's 'Insufficient Funds' sure had enough to push alternative energy by sending other embassies Chevy volts.
People wake up and smell what is being shoveled.
edit on 16-5-2013 by neo96 because: (no reason given)