Clinton claims that they didn’t delay in responding to the attack in Benghazi. A couple interesting points in this article.
First, this part:
FAST team of Marines out of Spain was asked by State Department officials to change out of their Marine uniforms after being asked to leave for Libya to help — this required them to deplane and delayed them by about 90 minutes, according to Pentagon officials.
That seems like a pretty specific delay. And there are several others listed. And then there’s this:
Clinton appeared to agree that the terrorist threat is far from diminished, but said that she never saw the requests from the Libya team for more security. “I didn’t see those requests, they didn’t come to me,” Clinton said.
Okay, so let’s find the person who should have passed this information along to her and fire them. And also, if she wasn’t getting requests I’d love to know what kind of information she was getting about the day to day situation in Libya? That it was all puppies and rainbows there?
An interesting story today in Fox News about the House Republicans and their, ‘no budget, no pay’ plan for the U.S. Senate. That apparently is unconstitutional. I would love to have a job where I didn’t have to work and I still get paid. I guess we know what I’ll be doing in 2014.
Barack Obama is trying to pass a new ban on assault weapons. Got the economy all fixed? Is that all settled so we’re moving on to other things? There’s a great article in Fox News about it. If you want the highlights I’ll toss it in here:
“…statistics show the number of mass shootings has not changed greatly over time – before, during and after the assault-weapons ban…”
And of course Politicat wanted to put in his two cents.
T-Shirt of the Day
On a brighter note, it’s Ben Franklin’s birthday today. This patriotic t-shirt features what is widely considered the first American political cartoon. Join, or Die was created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754. It depicts a snake cut into 8 parts each depicting a colony or region. Originally meant to inspire the colonies to act together during the French and Indian War, it was re-popularized during the American Revolution.
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Fox News has an article this morning about how he plans to ‘vigorously pursue’ gun control. It’s too bad the gun used in the latest school shooting was legally owned by a school teacher without any criminal record. Well what if she hadn’t owned an assault rifle you say? I don’t know, her son was a psychopath. He could just have easily stolen a school bus and drove it off a cliff. Clearly taking better care of our psychopath’s is the first step. Actually our first step is not electing them President.