Yes he did Homer__thank you for pointing that out.<quoted text>Actually, and I hate to point this out Bush opened the embassy in Libya -
5/15/2006 12:01:00 PM ET
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said Monday it will restore normal diplomatic relations with Libya for the first time in over a quarter century after deciding to remove Moammar Gadhafi’s country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
“We are taking these actions in recognition of Libya's continued commitment to its renunciation of terrorism and the excellent cooperation Libya has provided to the United States and other members of the international community in response to common global threats faced by the civilized world since September 11, 2001,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a statement.
As part of the process, the United States will open an embassy in Libya, upgrading the current U.S. liaison office in Tripoli.
Libya has oil and a wonderful location in the strategical sense. Should mention that Libya's oil was discovered and then developed by, who else but Merica's Hunt family of oil, silver and football fame. Prozac fame of late.
Anyway__the official US Embassy with the Marines and all is located in Tripoli which is on the Western side of Libya over by Tunisia. Benghazi, where the consulate and annex were located is 400 miles to East of Tripoli, over by Egypt.
The consulate is on a large semi-rural piece of land. surrounded by what appears to be date palm groves. There are multiple buildings and two entrances, the main one to the South on Fourth Ring Road and a small exit on the North end of the complex The British consulate was the next property going East.
To the Southeast of the consulate about a half mile was the Benghazi Annex and it's identified that way on google Earth Hah.
The Benghazi Annex is/was a fortified CIA base from which 30 plus American operatives conducted a secret war for a unknown period of time. Ty Woods was one of those operatives.