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Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security

Posted By admin On October 12, 2012 @ 2:23 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Josh Rogin
Foreign Policy [1]
Oct 12, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the administration wasn’t aware of requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi during Thursday night’s debate, contradicting two State Department officials and the former head of diplomatic security in Libya.

“We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there,” Biden said.

In fact, two security officials who worked for the State Department in Libya at the time testified Thursday [2] that they repeatedly requested more security and two State Department officials admitted they had denied those requests.

“All of us at post were in sync that we wanted these resources,” the top regional security officer in Libya over the summer, Eric Nordstrom, testified. “In those conversations, I was specifically told [by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb] ‘You cannot request an SST extension.’ I determined I was told that because there would be too much political cost. We went ahead and requested it anyway.”

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[1] Foreign Policy: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/11/biden_contradicts_state_department_on_benghazi_security

[2] testified Thursday: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/10/lamb_to_the_slaughter

[3] Trail of Benghazi security lapses leads to State Department senior leadership, records show: http://www.prisonplanet.com/trail-of-benghazi-security-lapses-leads-to-state-department-senior-leadership-records-show.html

[4] BENGHAZI: Names of ‘whistleblower’ witnesses revealed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/benghazi-names-of-%e2%80%98whistleblower%e2%80%99-witnesses-revealed.html

[5] Obama Met With Panetta and Biden at WH As Benghazi Terror Attack Unfolded: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-met-with-panetta-and-biden-at-wh-as-benghazi-terror-attack-unfolded.html

[6] Libyan Gun Control Policies Left Guards Unarmed at U.S. Compound in Benghazi: http://www.prisonplanet.com/libyan-gun-control-policies-left-guards-unarmed-at-u-s-compound-in-benghazi.html

[7] MSNBC Spins Biden’s Benghazi Remarks into Gun-Control Push: http://www.prisonplanet.com/msnbc-spins-biden%e2%80%99s-benghazi-remarks-into-gun-control-push.html

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