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Topic - American Consulate
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This is a "first report" e-book that was obviously rushed to publication. The definitive book on the Benghazi debacle still needs to be written, and this isn't it. "Benghazi: The Definitive Report" has problems.
The latest twist in the Benghazigate saga is a newly discovered, secret diplomatic cable. The document, sent two weeks before the Sept. 11 murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, warned that the consulate building in Benghazi could not withstand a "coordinated attack."
Mitt Romney accused President Obama of failing to protect the military from budget cuts and squandering U.S. leadership in the Middle East, leaving America standing by as al Qaeda has surged to become active in a dozen countries, as the two men faced off Monday night in their final debate.
Donald Rumsfeld served twice as U.S. secretary of defense, first under President Gerald R. Ford and more recently for President George W. Bush.
Ambassador Chris Stevens was still breathing when Libyans stumbled across him inside a room in the American Consulate in Benghazi, cheering, "Alive, alive" and "God is great" when they discovered he was still breathing and then trying to rescue him after last week's deadly attack in the eastern Libyan city, witnesses told the Associated Press on Monday.
The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the murders of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, produced chaos this week in the liberal media. Instead of asking about how the heck this could have happened in the aftermath of the Obama administration's Arab Spring euphoria, "reporters" started looking for scapegoats.
The remains of four Americans killed at a U.S. consulate in Libya were returned home Friday, as President Obama said his administration "will never retreat from the world" and anti-U.S. protests spread to more than a dozen Muslim nations.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday said it's never too early for America to condemn attacks on its sovereignty and said the White House gave "mixed signals" in its response to the breach of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Mitt Romney late Tuesday condemned reported attacks on two U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East and said President Obama bungled the American response by trying "to sympathize" with the attackers.
A Libyan security official says one American Consulate employee has been shot dead and another wounded in the hand during an attack at the U.S. Cconsulate in the eastern city of Bengazi.
A State Department officer was killed and another injured Tuesday in separate attacks on a U.S. Consulate in Libya and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo by hard-line Islamic protesters angry about an anti-Islamic film.
American embassies around the globe are pro- tected night and day by an elite unit called the Marine Security Guard. In "Last Men Out," journalists Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide an inside look at the Marines who guarded the U.S. Embassy in Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.