In the last two days there have been armed attacks on the US embassy in Libya, where US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 of his staff were killed, the Egyptian embassy has also been attacked, and protests against the US have been held outside our embassy in Jakarta.

And now it appears we are responding by dispatching a contingent of 50 Marines to Libya.

I love our military and fully support them, but why are we only sending 50 Marines?

With all due respect to those making these decisions, it is high time to fight from a position of strength. We must use overwhelming force, as force is the only thing the armed mobs in Libya will understand.

It seems we are sending a very small group of fighters into harm’s way, and in so doing, may only succeed in seeing harm done to our Marines.

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