- Mar 7, 2002
That's not the budget we're talking about. FFS. They actually restored some funding to 2012 but 2011 was pretty unfunded. If you think funding moves at the speed of light you're solely mistaken. There is a lag between funding and action.Yes, I see what you're saying: "If the state department requests funding and they dumb it down, you bet they will have to deny requests for security."
And what I'm saying is that regardless of what the numbers are, if you're sending people into a hot zone, you can send them properly protected at a $1.934B budget. There are no 'deny requests for security' when going into a ME shithole. Don't do something in some other place that's stable so you can do what you need to do in some place that is not stable.
There are always deny requests when budgets are not fully funded. Just ask Donald Rumsfeld.
It's real real easy to say what you're saying. Kind of selfish too.