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  •  That is true (5+ / 0-)

    but at this time, the Arab Spring has created tremendous volitility in that region especially. The security issue is beyond my expertise -- but my larger point is that I get real pissed off at the hypocirsy of those who CUT the funding, then criticize for lack of security.  At any rate I would rather see us take tens of thousands of troops out of Afghanistan...and put a couple hundred of those at our embassies. It would cost us nothing, and be better use of resources.

    •  Frankly, I'm more than pissed off. (3+ / 0-)
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      I'm beyond being disgusted.
      Right now I'm disgusted at milquetoasts like Dick Durbin and Chuck Shumer et al who do not know how to deliver the appropriate amount of outrage and contempt at the human equivalent of steaming piles of dogshit like John McCain, Rand Paul, etc.
      The gop politicization of American dead is an unprecedented obscenity.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 03:36:42 PM PST

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      •  Unprecidented? Hardly. On either side. n/t (0+ / 0-)
        •  No' both sides' don't fucking do it. It has been (2+ / 0-)
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          the repugs who blew up the the unwritten agreement that politics stop at the waters edge.

          Benghazi is just the latest example of these empty headed shit hearts dragging American bodies around to make political points.

          •  Who was it that wanted to spread the photos of (0+ / 0-)

            flag-draped coffins in Dover all over the media to further their anti-war agenda (for one of many counter-examples)?

            "But they just wanted to inform the American people!" Yeah, don't they all.

            •  I all previous conflicts in the modern era, (0+ / 0-)

              Presidents have honored our fallen soldiers by publicly joining  families when they receive their dead. The Bush gang changed that policy because they wanted to hide the returning coffins from the public and protect themselves from any adverse blowback from their illegal war in Iraq.

              The returned dead from the Benghazi massacre, were received by their families and Secretary Clinton,representing the  country, to honor the fallen. President Obama in one of his first acts a s President joined families at 5am at Dover to honor the dead and offer the condolences of the nation.

              There is a difference between hiding our dead and honoring them.

          •  Not only are they making points, they're false (1+ / 0-)
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            points. This all started out as a ruse to divert attention away from Romney's monumental screw up on exploiting the violence.
            There may be some criticism to be leveled, once we have a clear understanding of what happened, but the fact is that State dept. and CIA officials necessarily take risks, and consequences sometimes follow. If they could operate totally risk-free, we'd be living in a magical Pax Americana world.
            The gop is just blowing out their ass about Benghazi, which makes it all that much worse.

            You can't make this stuff up.

            by David54 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:20:41 AM PST

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