So you're contending that al Qaeda hasn't been effectively chased like rabbits into the holes of Pakistan for the most part, and then continued to be chased and killed by US drones?<quoted text>
The "problem" has ALWAYS been the deliberate lie the administration tried to feed the American public that al Qaeda was on the run
I'd like to confirm that's your argument before I decimate it.
You're missing some important details in your assertions here Aggie. Can you confirm that there was no intel coming in through the hundreds of thousands of sources if intel that needs to be sorted through daily about protests regarding that film? Egypt protested over that film that nobody saw. Yemen protested over that film that nobody saw, Iran protested over the film that nobody saw.<quoted text>
The "problem" has ALWAYS been the deliberate lie.......that the attack was the result of an impromptu protest over a stupid video virtually no one saw. They knew it wasn't true then, they knew it wasn't true when they sent Susan Rice to lie on ALL the Sunday shows - and boy was Bob Scheiffer mad about that this week- they knew it was a lie when they kept saying it for the next two weeks.
In hindsight it wasn't a protest at Benghazi, but are you sure that things couldn't have been confused AT THAT MOMENT with various intel coming in? It's a big world and there's a lot going on, a lot of information flowing in quickly, not all intel is reliable.
Who is "They"? And why do you give them so much credit for assuming they have perfect intel and analysis of all that intel instantaneously? What backup do you have of that? Why do you assume that the thousands of people and computers sorting all that intel have perfect and instantaneous communication amongst each other?
What makes you think that a LOT of that intel isn't still classified and that you're working with all the information?
Yeah? People get reassigned all the time due to budgetary needs and operational priorities.<quoted text>
And don't even try with the "republicans cut the funding" - besides the fact that it doesn't explain why security personnel already stationed there were removed AFTER the consulate requested additional security. Nor can it explain why the team in Tripoli was delayed from responding, nor does it explain why support a few hours away in Italy was told to stand down. I just LOVE the current excuse - "they couldn't get there in time".
Perhaps an intelligence or tactical decision was made that this could be a diversionary tactic and they needed that force for a more critical deployment, based on intel analysis. You're insane if you think our intelligence procedures and information are being cracked wide-open on C-span for the world to see.
Couldn't get there in time? Who knows what the issue was. Fuel trucks late, pilot still in Germany, who knows? If you think our military runs like a swiss watch - lol - I could tell you some stories - and I'm sure some other service-men could as well.
The truth is, Hillary requesting additonal funding. Not only did she not get it, but her funding was cut. This IS something we know was directly the result of Republicans. I bet Exxon-Mobil didn't have to wait for their subsidies though.