This is why we can’t have nice things

This is not a blog but…

Has anyone one else been watching these hearings on Libya?  I sort of ignored it as the usual political grandstanding.  But Rep. Jason Chaffetz has taken it to a new level entirely.  Here’s Representative Chaffetz yesterday at the hearing.

I believe personally, with more assets, more resources, just meeting the minimum standards. We could have and should have saved the life of Ambassador Stevens and the other people that were there.

Now here’s the same Congressman being asked by Soledad O’Brien of CNN did he vote to cut funding for embassy security:

Absolutely.  Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.

So as chairman of the subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, you voted to cut funding for embassy security by approximately 459 million in the last two years.  And now that something tragic has inevitably happened, you run in and talk about lack of resources!


It is truly sickening watching him speak.  How do you even have the balls to be chair of the committee that cuts funding for embassy security, against of the Secretary of State’s explicit requests, and then try and put the blame on the administration for failing to provide adequate security?  It’s worse than ambulance chasing.  WTF!!!

The full interview with CNN interview with the Congressman is here.  Soledad O’Brien is one of the few reasons to ever watch CNN.

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