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Documents Reveal Chris Stevens Asking For More Security in Benghazi

Foreign Service Officer apologizes for “sounding like a broken record” after repeatedly asking for more agents

Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have released new documents backing up claims by security personnel previously station in Libya that there was a shortage of security personnel in Benghazi.

The documents contain previously unreleased cables from Ambassador Stevens and his staff reflecting concerns about safety in the country. ABC

[Congressmen] Issa and Chaffetz say they’ve “been told repeatedly” that the Obama administration not only “repeatedly reject(ed) requests for increased security despite escalating violence, but it also systematically decreased existing security to dangerous and ineffective levels,” and did so “to effectuate a policy of ‘normalization’ in Libya after the conclusion of its civil war.”

It is no wonder that President Obama completely dodged the question about security during the second debate. He might have been “offended” by Mitt Romney saying the Obama administration attempted to mislead the American people, but we should all be offended that the lives of fellow Americans were handled with such a dismissive attitude by the supposedly all-nurturing federal government.


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