[QUOTE=Unitedwestand13;1061776668]What was the situation in the city of of Benghazi? Were there people in the streets.
There sure were people on the streets, Al Qada militia. And they were armed with more than AK-47's. They had RPG's, heavy .50 Cal machineguns and mortars. Definitely not what you bring to a demonstration over a You Tube video.
If Obama would have done his job as Cn'C like the eleven Presidents before him were responsible of doing, making sure that there was a Carrier Strike Force in the 5th Fleet AOR with 1 Nimitz class carrier with a Carrier Air Wing 70 aircraft on board, 2 cruisers, 3 destroyers and 1 attack sub along with a Amphibious Ready Group with 1 LHD, 1 LPD and 1 LSD with a Marine MEU (soc) aboard (1,800 Marines who are special operations capable) which normally has 12 CH-46 helicopters, 4 CH-53 helicopters, 4 AH1 Cobra gunships and 2 UH-1 Hueys.
Launch a FA-18E armed with one Mk. 84 bomb that can be laser guided to the target. Launch one FA-18F to put the laser designator on the target. I can assure you everyone with in a klick or two would have gotten out of Dodge when the bomb hit the ground.
A destroyer with it's one 5"/54 gun could have just fired a direct fire mission of one HC round with a timed fuse and exploded that round 50' or 100' above the Al Qaeda militia and those Al Qaeda who could would have DEDE.
Then you send in the Marines to bring the alive Americans home.
But that's how we did things over forty some yeas ago. We weren't to politically correct back then. We always believed the value of American lives trump political correctness.