Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty Each Deserve the Medal of Honor

Posted on November 6, 2012


The day that many of us have waited four years to see is finally here, Election Day 2012. It is not hyperbola to say that the fate of our nation is now in the hands of the American voters. Never in my life time have Americans been so divided. We were not divided as we are now in November of 2008 when Barack Hussein Obama was elected to be our President. Yes, many people were very unhappy with the presidency of George W. Bush. I was among them. But, more than being politically divided, we were a nation in crisis. The financial crisis, the bursting of the housing bubble, people losing their jobs and their homes came as a surprise to the vast majority of Americans. We were a nation in shock. It was under theses conditions that the 2008 presidential elections were held. Americans were in fact united in wanting to find solutions to our very serious problems. A young charismatic candidate by the unusual name of Barack Hussein Obama convince a majority of voters that he was the answer to America’s ills. He promised hope and change. He promise to unite Americans to one another and to unite America to the world of nations. But, something very different happened once Mr. Obama was sworn into office. Instead of uniting our people and solving our problems, he and his team with names like Jarrett, Emanuel, Axelrod, Reid, and Pelosi set out to divide Americans and to make our chances of economic recovery more difficult. Sadly, for America, they were very successful.

So, today, election day 2012, I pray that enough Americans will vote to put an end to the divisiveness. I pray that we will elect Mitt Romney to be our next President. I also pray that we can give him a majority of the Senate.  he will need it if he is to have a  reasonable chance of turning our country around.

Because of Barack Obama and his followers have succeeded in dividing Americans, tomorrow morning, when the election results are known, about half of our fellow Americans will be in a state of euphoria and the other half will be in a state of sorrow. In spite of that, I hope there is one thing that all Americans will be able to agree upon. I hope that in the weeks and months to come that Americans can put aside their differences and agree that two brave young men, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty deserve to be remembered and honored with this country’s highest honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

I have read some of the history and the criteria for the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor here , here, and here. I believe that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty meet all relevent criteria. Some purists might argue that they were civilians contracted to the CIA and were not members of any American Armed Forces. I say they were defending America against enemies of America in a foreign and, therefore, qualify. It is possible that someone in the  Pentagon would argue that these two men disobeyed a direct order to stand down and, therefore, do not qualify for the Congressional Medal of Honor. I say that the order to stand down was an abomination against everything America stands for and everything our military are trained to do and to believe is their duty to do.

Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, two ex-Navy Seals, did the only honorable thing they could do in disobeying the order to stand down. They left the CIA annex and went to try to save the US Ambassador to Libya,  Christopher Stevens. They fought their way into the Consulate that was in flames and still under attack. Although they could not find the Ambassador, they were able to recover the body of the Ambassador’s aide, Sean Smith and saved an as yet unknown number of people who were at the Consulate. They then fought their way back to the CIA annex and took up positions on the roof of the building. They called for air support and reinforcements which never came. They fought for hours until they were killed by a direct mortar hit. They are credited with killing between forty and fifty enemy combatants.

During the second Presidential Debate, President Obama, responding to criticism from mitt Romney about his handling of the Benghazi affair, said he was offended that criticism. Offended, Mr. President? I’ll tell you who is offended, Mr. President. Every American who has learned of your failure to provide security for our Diplomatic Mission in Libya and your failure to send help for these brave men who fought a seven hour battle against an overwhelming force. That is who arre offended!

Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty stood up for America when  America, represented by President Barack Hussein Obama, did not stand up for them.

Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty demonstrated bravery and valor way beyond the call of duty. I ask you, my friends and fellow Americans, no matter who wins the election today, do not let America forget these two brave men. Write your congressmen, write letter to the editors of your local newspapers asking that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty be given America’s highest honor. Let the loved ones they left behind know that although Barack Obama did not honor their sons, brothers, husbands, we Americans do honor them.

Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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