samhill wrote:Rwalker, I would think that maybe they knew how long it would take to get there by experience, the same way you think at that time there was not going to be an attack on say Tripoli or any other place at that given time. Hindsight is always 20/20 but military has to go on what is known at that time & at that time they knew very little, let those men take off & in 45 minutes attack Tripoli then you have no troops in either position, sounds like a solid play to me. Just how many militants attacked that night, how many of them were killed, how many of the men paid to protect them were killed, how many cut & run, how many joined in with the attackers? Lots of questions very little answers, as I said to me we shouldn't have been there from the get go until the country was stable, there should be no Americans there without the understanding that they will not be protected. I guess you feel that any group of military should feel free to go where they want whenever they want, you think Benghazi was attacked with slingshots & bean shooters? How many brave men & women have we lost in the last two unnecessary wars?
The SEALS wanted to go in. They didn't hesitate, they were TOLD to stand down. That is the difference. And, from what I read there was a 6 hour window between attacks. 6 hours. I have to defer to the fighting men on the ground with this one, and if they were cocked, locked, an ready to kick some ass, then I think they thought they could do it. Some over paid suit sitting in a comfy office somewhere, or sitting in some silk PJs drinking warm milk should not have made that call.
Yes. Anytime Americans are under attack, the United States Military should have the absolute right to go kick ass. If you yourself, or your family, is under attack do you not have the same right? I know I do, because soldiers like my grandfather fought for it.
Your last statement makes me sick. You are no patriot, you are a typical American cry-baby. I have many friends who have been in Iraq and Afghanistan and not a SINGLE one of them have called it unnecessary. An attack on the US is an act of war, be it a terrorist from over seas or home grown worthless scum. 1000s of Americans died on 9/11 and you call that war unnecessary? Go back to prospering under the very freedom our soldiers have died for. Drink your lattes and text on your Iphones and post on these forums. Raise your kids in a safe environment. Have the rights to practice whatever religion you want, say whatever you want, and own however many guns you want. Have the freedom to start your own business and makes millions. Have all those freedoms because America has the balls to step on the necks of our enemies, then call these wars unnecessary. If we really want to know what is wrong in America we need to look no further then attitudes like yours.
If that was your son or daughter that was on one of those planes Sam, your wife in one of those towers, your father in the embassy in Benghazi, would you feel the same?
God help us all if you would...