No one knew it would have been futile, and it is the mindset of the military that you go in despite the danger if even one american life is at risk. They didn't know how this would unfold and yes those parents would feel better if they knew someone tried to save their loved ones. That is a no-brainer.<quoted text>So you believe more than four Americans should have been killed, in a futile attempt to save the four, for the sake of gung-ho and hoo-raw?
The parents and families of the four would have felt better about that, I suppose?
You sure change colors often, are you going for devil's advocate.? Pick a lane.