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Lessons of the Battle of Benghazi

kma2 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 1:06 PM
RE: "....the war in (insert country) has ended." Nowhere do you hear "...the war has been won." Actually, the only thing in Iraq that has ended is our military involvement. I wouldn't call Iraq a country at peace.

Now that the election is behind us, perhaps we can put politics aside and acknowledge a hard fact: On September 11, 2012, America was defeated by al-Qaeda in the Battle of Benghazi.

About this battle many questions remain. The media and Congress have a responsibility to get answers — not only because we should know the truth, not only to assign blame, but, more important, to learn from failure. At the least, we should try to understand what lessons our enemies have learned — because they will apply those lessons in the future.

It is possible to lose many battles and...