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Start at the beginning in Benghazi probe

Published: May 18, 2014 4:00 AM

In the effort to find responsibility for the Benghazi attack, the newly appointed Senate committee might well start with a review of the State Department's request for an increase in the security budget for overseas stations the year before that brutal night. The Republicans not only denied the request for additional money to protect Foreign Service personnel and U.S. property abroad, but decreased the amount.

Start at the beginning, senators.

Ann Hopkins, Kent

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trawl May 18, 2014 12:53 PM

Come on Ann,

We all know Benghazi is an issue only because of the terror felt by the Right Wing whenever they think of running against Hillery in '16.

Even though they deny it we all know it.

They carry on about "wanting to know the truth", well, truth is Libya was a dangerous place, Ambassadors are volunteers, three of the dead were CIA operatives, and confusion arose by us not really wanting to admit we already had established a CIA presence in the country.

Then there is the thing about Stevens trying to get SA-7 missiles out of the hands of Libya extremists, and arranging weapons for Syrian rebels. Business as usual?

Cutting funding for embassy security? Yeah, thats an issue but since their the ones making noise they're the ones getting to choose what to make noise about. Bring up how they underfunded security and they'll just scream louder.

There are a few bright spots in the Right Wing carrying on about Benghazi,

First they show themselves to be non traditional Americans because if there is anything America has a tradition in is the behind the scenes manipulation of other countries affairs.

Then there is how the more one hears of anything the less it matters, so come '16 when they yell Benghazi only their shrunken core will care.