This was an attack on our embassy and a tragedy. The tragedy isn't that the administration tried to blame a youtube video. That's the coverup we're talking about. Nobody (except those who contradict the report and all other evidence) says that the White House chose to let those men die. It's like Watergate, only if the person breaking into the hotel were a 16 year old kid, completely unassociated with the Nixon administration, looking for vicodin.
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Last edited by Napoleon; 02-20-13 at 12:00 AM.
If it was all about a video, you don't send in the Marines. But if it was Al Qaeda you do send in the Marines. If Obama would have acted, it would have compromised his reelection campaign. His platform was, Bin Laden was dead, the auto industry is alive and Al Qaeda was on the run.
We have to assume that at least 52 % of Americans are unaware that Obama's Middle East foreign policies have been a complete failure. Compared to four years ago, the entire Middle East is a basket case today. The Arab Spring that Obama supported doesn't smell like spring time in the Middle East. During the past four years of the Obama administration, Al Qaeda has spread it's base of operations all across the Middle East and North Africa not to mention other radical Islamist factions and the Muslim Brotherhood has gained significant power during the Obama administration.
Do you think if more Americans were more informed, that Obama would have been given a second chance ?
And it's not the job of the Secretary of Defense to decide what tactics are suppose to be used on the battlefields or even the strategy. That's the job of the Generals and Admirals.
The purpose of the Secretary of Defense and the other service secretaries is civilian oversight of the military, not telling the military how to fight and win battles or wars.
Remember Somalia, "Black Hawk Down" ? Who do you think those warlords were ?
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