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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:00 PM

Interesting Darrell Issa (2007) rant at Democratic critics of David Petraeus

Time-warping to watch Issa's genuflective praise of Petaeus, and also some
interesting comments about Special Ops being used to guard Embassies
and State Dept. personnel.

I couldn't even tell what Issa was trying to say about the latter topic (Special
Ops etc.). Is anyone on DU familiar with this footage, who understands WTF
Issa was hinting at regarding the military guarding embassies?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:35 PM

1. I doubt he thought it through...

it just sounded like a good rhetorical question...

He said: "Do we really want 1500 special ops people guarding our embassies?"

The obvious answer is "Um, yeah, why not? How is that worse than having a lower number of more expensive mercenaries, who are probably just retired special ops people anyway."

Unless he was hinting that the State Dept. should be independent of the Pentagon, in which case he may have a point, but I don't know enough about how the two bureaucracies interact to know for sure.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. thanks for your thoughts

my internal dialogue when watching this was pretty much like yours.

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