If the special Forces were not told to stand down, what did they do to rescue our Embassy people?
It’s just a “what the meaning of is..” moment. “Stand down” means do nothing, but the truth is that they WERE told not to go to Benghazi to help out. Dempsey is just playing a semantics game.
Hey, nothing interupts the General’s scheduled belly button lint picking time.
“If the special Forces were not told to stand down, what did they do to rescue our Embassy people?”
They were told to go to the Tripoli airport to meet the wounded coming in to get them to the hospital in Tripoli. That General has already said that in a hearing as I heard that hearing.
When he says they were not told to stand down, he means they had an order to meet the wounded at that airport. He says to stand down means don’t do anything and they had an order.
He is saying that the order was to stay in Tripoli and do “X.” THis had the same effect as a ‘stand down’ order to the people in Benghazi, but technically they were told to do something else, not ‘stand down.’
Total word parsing BS.