On September 11th 2012, in one of the most dangerous places in our world, two men went to the edge of courage and kept going.
Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were CIA operatives stationed near the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. When they heard the sound of the attack on our Embassy, they disobeyed direct orders to stand down, and went on to rescue most of our Embassy staff before perishing in the fight along with Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith. Despite repeatedly being told to stand down, and despite their calls for backup, air support, and reinforcements being ignored and denied, these two men gave their all trying to save and protect all those they could.
Beyond Courage is an attempt to make sure these men receive the honor they deserve. We want to keep their memory alive and pressure our government to honor them in their death even as they were ignored and forgotten in their life.
At least she appears to have had a slight smidgen of decency and has admitted that Romney was correct in asserting that the President indeed did not call the murder of our ambassador to Libya an act of terror until weeks later. Nevertheless, Candy Crowley performed a profound disservice to herself and to you and me and the world when she carried water for the President and attempted to defend his indefensible actions on Libya during last night’s debate.
This will hurt Barack Obama over time. Had Candy Crowley not intervened, Romney would have made his point. But it would have been one point in the debate. This elevated the issue. This story is going to get bigger now because of this.
Me? I’m interested in what Fact Checkers will now be able to say regarding this point. I imagined they’d see the words “act of terror” in the rose garden speech transcript and attempt a jig on their Romney’s effigy’s grave, but with THE MODERATOR having walked herself back, some of their fire may have been stolen.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.