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August 6, 2013 - 1:24 pm

NRO watched the State Department’s press conference so you didn’t have to.

In a press conference today, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki insisted it was inaccurate to call the departure of nearly 100 U.S. government personnel from their posts at the U.S. embassy in Yemen today an evacuation. Instead, she characterized the airlift as a “reduction in staff” and an “ordered departure.”

Earlier Tuesday, the United States flew all non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Sanaa, Yemen, to Germany in U.S. Air Force aircraft, and urged ”those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart immediately.” The British government has also evacuated its embassy staff.

I guess this wasn’t an evacuation either.

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When America is seen retreating from a threat, bad things happen.

Very. Bad. Things.

Bonus: I think I’ve just figured out why Jen Psaki has always seemed so strangely familiar.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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It seems WS Gilbert was prophetic:

"In enterprise of martial kind, / When there was any fighting, / He led his regiment from behind - / He found it less exciting. / But when away his regiment ran, / His place was at the fore-o. / That celebrated, under-rated nobleman, the Duke of Plaza-Toro."
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These cronies HAVE to get jobs within the clique after their time in service is finished because they are 'damaged goods' after regurgitating the lies of this regime...they couldn't get a job anywhere else.
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Aw c'mon Bryan. Don't be so harsh on the Surrenderer-in-Chief. Stand down, man.
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How can any adult not realize that wordplay like this makes them look exponentially more foolish than just not saying anything?
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Call it what you want, it just handed AQ a huge victory.
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It's advancing in another direction!
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Surely you are not equating these evacuations with the USMC's gallant fight at the Chosin Reservoir (Korea) in 1950...I know, I detected your sarcasm ;)

Remember BENGHAZI!
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