Whether there were “demonstrations” in Egypt, Liberia, Lebanon, OR Libya is totally irrelevant. Foreign missions in MANY COUNTRIES are in “hostile environments”, and there are risks involved for those who staff them. There is NO WAY that even doubling “security” would have made a difference in Benghazi. There is no way even having a C-130 “specter” would have made a difference, other than getting more people killed. It is tiresome that such as McCoy keep beating this drum, designed for “tin ears” and brain-dead dittoheads.
HAD “W” listened to intelligence, and Cheney NOT given all “response authority” to only the Secretary of Defense to respond to “events” on 9/11/01, the organization under Clinton might have responded more quickly, not in 58 minutes, but in less than 10 as they did with Payne Stewart’s private aircraft not responding properly, and some of the tragedy might have been avoided.
Starting wars in Afghanistan (dumb) and Iraq (totally STUPID!) was neither a response to the 9/11 attacks, nor an effective deterrent, as we just gave them American targets “over there”, while infuriating the populations of both INVADED countries.
MItten’s has now indicated he would potentially start a similar pointless, needless war, with Iran.
The only “pants on fire” belong to Republicans, and dolts like LImbaugh and Beck, stirring up more folks over a small tragedy that is only a drop in a very large bucket; that “Bush built”.
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy