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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:58 PM

11. A security officer's request made at that level would not be sent up to the WH

Requests from officers in the field weren't communicated to the White House and the decision was made as a State Dept. policy matter at Foggy Bottom. See, http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/11/biden_contradicts_state_department_on_benghazi_security

It's not surprising that a DOS policy decision was made to not treat Libya as a continuing high-risk post. As the report states, Nordstrum may well be accurate when he claims he was told "there would be too much political cost" to such an action.

But, ultimately, the Ambassador gets as much protection as he requests, and Stevens was on-board with policy because he was personally deeply invested in making regime change in Libya a success.

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