“There is only one person who can say, stand down,” Gen. McInerney began in answer to Lou Dobbs question about the team of forces who were prepared to fly out of Tripoli. “And that is the President of the United States.”
“For us to deny forces to go to the aid or our people – we never leave people behind, Lou”, he continued. “And that’s where the dereliction of duty comes in and it permeates the whole command and control system. To say we couldn’t get the airplanes down there, we couldn’t get approval for air space….that doesn’t matter, Lou…you take action and you move out. I’m actually ashamed of the way our military responded – not the men and women, but our senior leaders – and it’s disgraceful, McInerney concluded.