Thursday, November 01, 2012

This time the Cavalry never came to the rescue

The dominant topic on military websites and at military reunions this fall is the shocking abandonment of Americans who fought for seven hours in Benghazi, Libya before finally being overrun and massacred by Al Qaeda on the anniversary of the infamous 9/11 attack. President Obama did nothing and gave an order to military assets in the area to "stand down." His challenger, Governor Romney, in front of an audience of 70 million Americans during the presidential debates chose not to question this betrayal. Romney may know how to run the economy better than Obama, but neither man is qualified to be Commander-in-Chief based on this show of leadership. Neither man has ever worn their country's military uniform; neither has ever been the target of a shot fired in anger.

The responsibility to aid and defend Americans under attack is sacrosanct. Both of these men should beg the forgiveness of every American in uniform and take an oath that it will never happen again. Compounding this failure of leadership, has been the subsequent attempt by the Obama administration to cover it up. Where is the press? Where are the Woodward and Bernsteins of the Vietnam era? In another time, surely there would have been talk of impeachment for such dereliction of duty.

Our UN ambassador and our Secretary of State - two more individuals who never served in our military - were told to blame the whole thing on a YouTube video. Disgraced and discredited, these two persons have not been on a talk show since. What does it say about a country when less than 1% of its people volunteer to defend it and we have to send our women out now to help with the fighting? Troop suicides are averaging one a day and Ted Turner says on CNN that this is a "good" thing. God help Obama and Turner if either ever gets trapped overseas and the U.S. military decides to "stand down" and watch their bodies be dragged through the streets.

Darrell Gutsche sent this video in which summarizes what happened. Romney is not mentioned but if he continues to ignore his responsibility to speak up, he is guilty of non-support as well.

"It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse." -- Adlai E. Stevenson

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