Memorial Day is the one day per year that every American should pause, acknowledge and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of our veterans. These brave people have protected our way of life for 237 years and counting.
Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty are two heroes I want to recognize this year. For those who don't recognize their names, these men were career US Navy Seals for 30 years who were working in Benghazi, Libya as CIA Secuirty Contractors in 2012.
On Septemebr 11, 2012, Ansar al-Sharia Islamic Terrorists attacked the US Embassy and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. Woods and Doherty led efforts to fight off the hoarde 150 attackers and were able to evacuate 30 survivors from the diplomatic faciity and save their lives. They fought bravely against a much larger force for 7 hours. That's the same 7 hours that Obama's White House was informed in writing about the attack and chose to do nothing to help those Americans while they made phone and radio calls for help.
Woods and Doherty ended up killing 60 of the attacking force. Those are serious force multipliers – these two courageous men eliminated about 40% of the attackers and saved 30 Americans. Their acts of heroism and sacrifice are impressve by any measure.
President Obama's White House chose to deceive the people by claiming that the September 11 Bengazi attacks were the result of an offensive video, instead of what is clearly an act of terrorism. President Obama did not even acknowlege Benghazi as an act of terror until 14 days after the attack.
When asked about how the State Department she was responsible for handled Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: