It is heart breaking that the two defenders of the annex, former SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty who were in Libya as security contractors separate from the consulate, ran to the sound of the guns at the consulate--though they were unarmed--and picked up dropped weapons on the way (tip to Instapundit).
They didn't know what was going on and didn't have real-time information about what was happening, but they followed their instincts and ran to the sounds of the guns.
It is a good thing that they acted that way, or the American body count could have been much higher--or we'd be discussing Day 47 of America Held Hostage.
The two Americans allowed the escape of 20 of our people in the consulate and then they set up a defense perimeter and held off an attack by 100-200 jihadis at the annex.
THESE TWO MEN DESERVE OUR HIGHEST AWARD FOR HONOR AND VALOR AND SACRIFICE.
IF WE CAN'T GIVE THEM THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR, THEN THEY SHOULD GET THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM.
(AND THE FORT HOOD VICTIMS SHOULD ALL GET PURPLE HEARTS; IT WAS AN ATTACK, NOT "WORKPLACE VIOLENCE"!)
AND OBAMA AND PANETTA AND CLINTON AND DEMPSEY DESERVE TO GET THEIR WALKING PAPERS.