Those budget cuts the Democrats wailed about Wednesday were real killers.
In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country.
The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.”
Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies.
In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other green investments as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to “climate change solutions.”
The event posting on the embassy website read: “Celebrating the Greening of the Embassy.”
While the embassy in Vienna was going green, the consulate in Benghazi was getting bombed, and little was done to stop it.
Let’s not get all conspiratorial and note that Obama has promoted the Volt personally, its sales still stink, and it’s convenient that his government is spending taxpayer dollars to have the State Dept. buy expensive cars that most Americans can’t afford in the Obama economy. Let’s not go there.
Obviously the Obama team were just playing the long game here. These Volts will save us all from
global warming climate change somewhere around the year 2500. Those four Americans murdered by terrorists in Benghazi would have been dead by then anyway.
h/t Weasel Zippers