SENATE hearing: Pathetic pandering from those posing the questions and from Clinton in her answers. Her conclusion seemed to be that more money would have solved everything. Disgusting. The State Department just had no money in its 50 billion dollar budget to pay for Benghazi security. My answer to that is, if you don't have the money and you won't protect Americans, DON'T SEND THEM to dangerous countries.
No answers on why help was not sent when requested by those who marked the target, and eventually died while waiting for military assistance. There were a few questions directed at why the Mohammed YouTube video was blamed and why assistance was not provided. Rand Paul (see video below) said: “I Would Have Relieved You Of Your Post”…
Daniel Greenfield notes:
State Department Had No $$$ for Benghazi Security, Did Have $16 Mil for Kindles and $4.5 for Art
According to Hillary Clinton’s long-delayed Benghazigate testimony, the State Department just did not have enough money to provide security for a mission in one of the most dangerous places in the world.
It did however have 16 million dollars to spend on 2,500 kindle book readers at the drastically inflated price of $6,600 per device. How much security could that 16 million buy?
And here is what else Hillary’s State Department did have money for…
7.9 billion dollars for Obama’s Global Health Initiative.
469 million for global climate change.
2.2 billion to strengthen democratic institutions in Pakistan.
And of course… Mosque renovations. [snip]
And $4.5 million for Art in Embassies [snip]
The State Department also has a Chief Diversity Officer, whose job it is to warn that “holding the fort” is a racist phrase.
As far as security goes, 200 million dollars were wasted on Iraqi police training that never went anywhere.
And nothing says State Department waste, like waste management.
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The following from Drudge:
Gets emotional over Benghazi attack...
Shouts: 'What Difference ... Does It Make?!'
Disses Rice: 'I Wasn't Involved In Talking Points'...
NYT: Some Algeria Attackers Hit US Embassy in Libya...
SecState: I never saw requests for more security...
Rand Paul: 'I would have relieved you of post'...
Dem Sen brings up WMD's in Iraq...
Rand Paul video:
Hillary loses her cool, pounds desk.
At times pounding her fist on the table in front of her, Clinton insisted that regardless of whether the attack was carried out by a “protest, or guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some Americans,” it is their job to to now prevent anything like it from happening again.