Critics of the current administration have been blaming Barack Obama for the fall of the US Consulate in Libya, and the death of Ambassador Christopher Stephens. Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the blame. Marilyn MaCafee, a retired ambassador, and career diplomat who's coming to central Illinois this week says the decision was budget driven:
MaCafee says because of cuts to the State Department made by congress, there was less money available to pay for increased security in Benghazie Libya. MaCafee is speaking Thursday evening at 7 O'Clock at the Ivy club in Peoria Heights in an appearance sponsored by the Peoria Area World Affairs Council.
GLT's Jim Browne talks with retired US Ambassador Marilyn MaCafee about how important it is to speak the language when assigned overseas:
Hear the full conversation between Jim Browne and Marilyn MaCafee:
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