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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:30 AM

Senator Leahy blasts obstructionist Republicans over killing embassy security funding

"Since the Republican takeover of the House, House Republicans have proposed deep cuts for U.S. embassy operations and programs across the board, including for security.

“Now they have topped even that record of recklessness. In preventing this transfer of unused funds appropriated earlier for Iraq – funds already appropriated and approved by Congress – they have hobbled the work that everyone agrees is needed to harden our embassy security efforts.

"The Administration did not do everything it should have in Benghazi – the report of the Accountability Review Board, appointed by Secretary Clinton, makes that clear. Knowing the Secretary, I have no doubt that she will want to do everything she can to learn from these mistakes. Many of our diplomats serve in dangerous places by necessity. We need to protect them as best we can, without turning our embassies into impenetrable fortresses that make it impossible for them to do their jobs.

“For Republicans to blame the Administration for failing to protect our diplomats, without acknowledging their own efforts to slash resources for embassy security, is pure, distilled hypocrisy.”


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kpete Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
topcat007 Jan 2013 #2
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FailureToCommunicate Jan 2013 #8
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #3
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:33 AM

1. Go, Sen. Leahy!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:50 AM

2. so silly to criticize.

 

How can you blame when we don't even know who is responsible yet.


THESE HEARINGS ARE SO STUPID !

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:22 PM

7. We know beyond any shadow of doubt that Republicans cut security funding for foreign Embassies

We know that for a fact......

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:49 PM

8. You joined DU today and have 40 posts already? That's like every five minutes. Is that a

new record here?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:50 AM

3. republicans are just slime

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:08 PM

4. K & R. Thanks. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:42 PM

5. Abouot damned time someone emphasized that.

Part of this is about Hillary's wonderful job approval ratings.

They are trying to taint her in case she decides to run in 2016.

Slam them and their withholding funds from our troops, our embassies and our veterans, despite all their flag pins and other faux patriotism.

Slam them every week, loudly and long.

Little shits that they are.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:45 PM

6. K&R.

Yes, yes, yes. I'm so sick of Republicans attempting the moral high ground on this when THEY stripped funding from the embassies. It's infuriating.

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