Report: Gov't Spends 14 Times More on Green Energy Than Embassy Security
Despite chaos and violence in the Middle East, the U.S. government is spending 14 times more on green energy than on security at U.S. embassies, according to a new report.
The State Department said it spent 2.7 billion on embassy security in 2013, compared to the 39 billion it spent on green energy, according to the American Taxpayer Alliance.
Former Green Beret Ben Collins said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that it's not just an either/or comparison, but asking if the embassies and personnel are getting everything that they're asking for.
Collins pointed out that the embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that was attacked by terrorists was actually deemed a "temporary facility" by the State Department, so it didn't have access to the same funds that a normal embassy would.
Collins said he thinks of the spending in two groups - "it would be nice to have" and "we need to have" - and with a war in the region, embassy security falls in the latter.
If you had a son on Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq with ISIS bearing down would you feel confident in his safety? Tucker Carlson asked.
"No, absolutely not. No, I certainly wouldn't," Collins answered.
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