Benghazi weapons upgrades repeatedly ignored because they were not ‘aesthetically pleasing’

Requests for weaponry upgrades were repeatedly denied because the Obama administration felt the weapons requested weren’t “aesthetically pleasing,” according to the Republican House Select Committee on Benghazi report.

While the Democratic committee members released their own report Monday, claiming the evidence they received merely “confirms the core findings already issued by many previous investigations into the attacks in Benghazi,” the GOP report paints a different picture.

Not only did President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton do nothing in the way of support for those defending the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but also the State Department denied repeated requests for belt-fed machine guns.

Fox News Channel’s Adam Housley revealed this in his report Tuesday morning.

“When we talk about those with reactions I spoke with, including one special agent who was on the ground that night who says to me in Benghazi, quote, ‘the report continues to show how ridiculous the State Department makes it to give support to a special agent on the ground when he says he needs support,” Housley reported.

“‘There were about 10 of us who continually asked for more weapons and more security in Benghazi and were routinely denied.’ And we reported on that because the State Department told him it wasn’t aesthetically pleasing to have a belt-fed machine gun, for example.”

Heavy machine guns may not be pretty, and may even be scary-looking, but they sure are effective.

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Fox News clip via The Gateway Pundit

If you want something that truly wasn’t “aesthetically pleasing,” try this on for size:

They got their optics, alright — and got four good Americans killed in the process. Then there were these comments.


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