Whether or not this was handled well, the fear of a “Blackhawk Down” scenario could easily have been on someone’s mind. If you haven’t seen that movie, you should, it is really scary, and I have a son in Afghanistan. If would sure make me think twice before committing more troops.
I’m sorry that you have a son in Afghanistan now effectively abandoned by his President and his henchmen/women with ridiculous rules of engagement, nebulous plans and neglect.
“Blackhawk Down” was the fault of Bill Clinton and the media. The American Press met the shore ‘assault’ on Mogdishu in a story book ‘invasion story’. Clinton later refused to send the assets requested (M-1 Abrahms tanks, etc.) to protect our troops. The same way Obama deserted his charges in Libya and Bengazi.
Scenarios come and go. When they are tinted by BS politics is when our sons and daughters get killed. I sincerely hope your son returns home from where he is unscathed.
The right thing to do is the ‘right thing’ — save Americans where you have the ability to do so, PERIOD!
“Whether or not this was handled well, the fear of a Blackhawk Down scenario could easily have been on someones mind. “
Yes, and how would that have looked before an election?
Best to let the Ambassador die and then lie about it on Letterman and The View.
Bumps in the road.
These people are disgusting and beneath contempt.
Whether or not this was handled well, the fear of a Blackhawk Down scenario could easily have been on someones mind. If you havent seen that movie, you should, it is really scary, and I have a son in Afghanistan. If would sure make me think twice before committing more troops.gleeaiken, you are missing my point. If we grant your point, and while I do not agree with it I certainly understand the reluctance, that the Admin was too concerned about safety in this situation of troops, then this totally cuts the knees off of why you would start 3 days later and for two weeks saying that this was a spontaneous demonstration sparked by a video when you knew it wasn't. In fact, you are using the fact now that you knew it wasn't to justify your position not to send in troops. Deceit.
Let’s not forget that Gerald Ford sent Marines in to rescue the civilians of the hijacked merchant ship MAYAGUEZ back in 1975.
We lost a lot of men that day, and had to abandon three marines who were later executed by the Khmer Rouge, but at least Ford DID SOMETHING! Obama did nothing.
Then there was Jimmy Carter’s over planned but under thought out plan to rescue the Iranian hostages which was a massive failure.
Black Hawk Down only happened in the first place because Clinton didn’t like the optics of using tanks against blacks.
Black Hawk Down is what happens when Presidents pussy-foot around for political reasons.
The military’s job is to kill and break things. The military’s job is to prevail. The only thing that could stop your military from prevailing against 200 rag-heads was the weak sister in the White House.
Well, look what happened. The weak sister got four men killed.
At the very least we must make the White House OWN this debacle, and not excuse Bambi’s moral cowardice because ‘war is dangerous’.