The WaPo notes this about two of the four Americans killed at the American consulate in Benghazi:
On Thursday night, Clinton issued a statement [link] identifying the two others as Glen A. Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, both former Navy SEALs who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq and were working as security personnel for the State Department. Clinton said both had “died protecting their colleagues.”
That is not a surprise, since it was well-publicized that in order to bring down the official troop headcount in Iraq the State Department would be protected by private contractors. Presumably similar logic has been applied elsewhere.
But my question, which arises after chaneling my inner Kos - since these two had abandoned the uniform to become mercenaries for hire, is the Kos attitude still "screw 'em", as in the old days of "Bush's war"? I have not had the will to check, and I believe he later distanced himself from himself, but volunteers are welcome.
THEN AGAIN: I have a lot of sympathy for the "Who gives a rat's ass what Kos thinks" position as well.
GOOD POINT: Commenter Sandy Daze notes that "mercenary" is quite a pejorative way to describe Americans who died protecting Americans. I have added "which arises after channelling my inner Kos" to clarify where the mercenary meme came from.