What Barack Obama Could Learn From Our 32nd President …

September 11, 2012—11 years to the day after 19 fanatical jihadists carried out a terrorist attack against the United States which killed nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children—the nation was in mourning. Americans everywhere gathered privately and publicly, as they do every year, to remember the innocent lives lost on 9/11. At the nearly-completed memorial in New York City, loved ones read aloud each victim’s name in a sobering tribute to our fallen—yet unforgotten—fellow Americans.

And yet a day that was supposed to be a time for somber reflection and remembrance ended in violence and bloodshed. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Washington, D.C., time, militant Islamists stormed and set fire to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. These extremists, according to the inside-the-beltway website Politico.com, attacked the building with heavy machine guns and rocket propelled grenades. All told, the uprising lasted for four hours—and when the dust settled and the smoke finally dissipated, the unthinkable was confirmed: four American were dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. …