"First of all, there are Marines in some places around the world. There are not Marines in every facility. That depends on the circumstances, that depends on the requirements," Rice said. "Our presence in Tripoli, as in Benghazi, is relatively new as you will recall. We've been back post-Revolution only for a matter of months. I've visited there myself, both to Tripoli and Benghazi, I was very grateful to have strong security presence with me as part of our embassy detachment there. We certainly are aware that Libya is a place where there have been increasingly some violent incidents. The security personnel that the State Department thought were required were in place."
Read it again. Or don't bother. You can read that bit of horse shit a thousand times and you're not going to be able to understand it. Host Jake Tapper asked, quite simply: "Why would we not have Marines at the embassy in Tripoli to begin with?" And we got that in response.
Had I been Tapper, I would have responded with this:
Great answer. But not to my question. Why would we not have Marines at the embassy in Tripoli to begin with?
So we learn from Obama's henchgirl that she had a swell visit to Tripoli.
What we didn't learn is why Obama and Hillary failed four Americans in their charge who are now dead.
The question will be asked again. And again. We will get a straight answer.
Until then, expect more dodge and weave and ... horse shit.
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Congressman Allen West has some questions - and comments - of his own. From The Blaze:
“It’s very simple. When I listened to the U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind: asinine, naive, inept, incompetent, and borderline ignorant. Because when you understand that the Egyptian government…put out a letter talking about a potential threat of attacks and uprisings about a week before this– it was even printed in the Jerusalem Post on 9/11. And anyhow I can tell you…having been in a combat zone several times after 9/11, we were always on a higher state of security and alertness on 9/11. It should have been the exact same thing here. “And for Susan Rice to say that this was not a well coordinated attack– first of all, I’d have to ask her what is her line of expertise in understanding what a well-coordinated attack is… This was not happenstance. It was not coincidence. This was well-planned, well-coordinated, and the president there in Libya confirms that.”You've got some explaining to do, Barry.