Many of us are following the Congressional hearings into what happened in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/2012. It appears that there was a tremendous amount of misinformation being bandied about by Obama and various senior members of his administration. In addition to the misinformation there now appears to be strong evidence to support allegations that relief efforts were told to stand down.
A leader, must be a leader. Ask any GI about that. From the squad leader up to the Commander-in-Chief, leadership and responsibility are number one.
As such, I asked myself the question: What would Ike do? The day before D-Day, June 6, 1944 Dwight D. Eisenhower penned a short missive in case the Normandy invasion was unsuccessful and a disaster. This is what he wrote:
“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
No spin, just straight talk and a willingness to accept responsibility, if the mission failed. It was his decision to “go”, and he was responsible for what happened.