WTF Do I Say To This?
High-ranking State Dept. Official:
Our Libya Security Plan 'Worked'
State Department officials said security for the consulate was frequently reviewed and was deemed sufficient to counter what U.S. officials considered to be the most likely threat at the time: a limited hit-and-run attack with rocket-propelled grenades or improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.Later on in the same interview with the reporter, one of the State Dept. geniuses says THIS:
There was a string of attacks in Benghazi in the months before Sept. 11, including a June 6 IED explosion outside the consulate compound. "These types of incidents were the ones that were our principal concerns," a senior State Department official said. Based on the outcome of the June 6 attack, in which a perimeter wall was damaged but no Americans hurt, a second State Department official added: "Our security plan worked."
One senior State Department official described the Benghazi consulate as a "temporary office" that security officers treated as a "subsidiary" of the embassy in Tripoli, where more strenuous procedures and precautions were in place. "So Tripoli had the plan and the idea was that these people would just fall back on Tripoli, which they did in this situation, so it worked," the official said. [emphasis added]'It worked'. You don't say? Take a bow then, guys.
Made a wrong turn on that fallback to Tripoli
Seriously, I'm so freaking mad right now I can't think straight. I'll be back with a rant later.
Thanks to Ace of Spades HQ for the linking. Be sure to read Ace's and DrewM's own take on this fiasco over at Ace of Spades HQ: