Mitt Romney and a number of conservative columnists continue trying to make a big deal out of the tragedy in Libya. Maybe President Obama should handle that situation the way the iconic Republican president did in 1983. President Ronald Reagan sent the Marines to Lebanon on sort of a token force mission of America’s position. Hundreds of the Marines were placed in a four-story building for their barracks. An Islam suicide bomber drove a dynamite-loaded truck up to the building and set it off. Two hundred forty one Marines were killed and 60 injured.
Two days later, he ordered the invasion of Grenada and 19 more American soldiers were killed. This little two month war became the big news and the 241 were pretty much just old news.
Lee Mielke, Tavernier