We Relied on an Unpaid Militia To Protect Our Ambassador?

by David French

I didn’t think it was possible, but the Libya scandal just got worse. When you watch Jake Tapper’s excellent report on ABC News, you’ll see that our State Department not only withdrew necessary American security, it not only ignored its diplomats’ pleas for increased protection, it not only ignored repeated and escalating attacks in Benghazi (side question: Why are we only just now hearing about these attacks and bombings?), it also apparently relied on an unpaid local militia of grocers and shopkeepers as its security force. Any person with any experience in the Middle East knows this is beyond incompetence — it’s reckless disregard for our citizens’ lives.

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