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Monday, October 22, 2012

Ponder this one for a bit.

Then get very, very angry.

It is bewildering that no U.S. aircraft ever came to the aid of the defenders. If even one F18 had been on station, it would have detected the location of hostiles firing at night and deterred and attacked the mortar sites. For our top leadership, with all the technological and military tools at their disposal, to have done nothing for seven hours was a joint civilian and military failure of initiative and nerve.

Secretary of State Clinton has said the responsibility was hers. But there has been no assertion that the State Department overruled the Pentagon out of concern about the sovereignty of Libyan air space. Instead, it appears passive groupthink prevailed, with the assumption being that a spontaneous mob would quickly run out of steam.

Firefights, however, wax and wane from dusk to dawn. You cannot predict ahead of time when they will stop. Therefore a combat commander will take immediate action, presuming reinforcements will be needed.

The administration wrongly blamed a mob for the attack. Yet ironically, Mr. Obama’s chances of reelection would have plummeted were it not for the human decency of a mob that took the ambassador to the hospital before the terrorists returned.

If the terrorists had taken his body and, with no Special Operations Forces hot on their trail, taunted America the next day — claiming the ambassador was still alive — the Benghazi tragedy would have escalated into an international disaster. The U.S. military sent no aid. Why?

3 comments:

  1. Why?

    Because it would prove without a shadow of a doubt that Obama's decision to help topple Gaddhafi was a complete and abject clusterfark. And he can't have that. Thus the cover-up.

    Two more weeks.

    BTW - lunch?

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  2. two more weeks- from your lips to God's ears. And that from someone who has no say in who is the "Leader of the Free World"

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  3. As former military, I am not amused by this president's record on the treatment of the military.

    That whole excuse on blaming one rather bad filmmaker was about as substantial as a soggy corn flake. I could go on YouTube, and I'm sure, find video upon video that someone could riot over.

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