nice to see you answered for Beaudreaux, who I was addressing for his use of 'clips' instead of magazines.
I was a grunt in the Army.
Back in my day the M16a1 had a few nicknames, Mattel toy was one of them, I am very much an adult.
Like I said, some will go to any length to believe what they want to. No proof the Marines were not 'hot', several vets saying they never stood a guard without ammo and in far less dangerous places.
Nothing this President has done is out of line, what you seem to endorse was the tough line and swaggering cowboy style that created as many problems as MIGHT have been solved. Many wild eyed, bomb them back to the stone age/nuke them all/ whatever ranters here are envoking BushII or even St. Reagan, neither of whom had much success at stopping terrorism.
Now because I am quite grown-up let me tell you about president Reagan and 1986 bombing you seem to think pounded Ghaddafi into submission-
(oh FYI he wasn't in the tent when it was bombed so no 'human shield')
1986 Reagan orders the bombing of key sites to include Ghaddafi's tent.
in 1987 Libya is fomenting trouble in Australian held trusts, was caught shipping arms to European terrorists, Jorge Haider got 10 million for more Euro-terror from Iraq and Libya.
The OPM got support in Indonesia
Libya continued to train paramilitary subversive groups from around the world.
Now the nut punch to the USofA-
Now look at that date, two years AFTER President Reagan 'pounded' Libya. So he didn't stop anything. Libya continued to train terrorists, ship arms, bankroll terrorists, and then finally pull off a massive terrorist attack of a civilian airliner over Scotland.
Reagan overall didn't stop anything, from his ill conceived use of Marines in Lebanon (1983) that cost 241 men their lives to the bombing of Libya that was answered by Pam Am flight # 103.
Nice try at rewriting history...