Tyrone Woods, who died in the attack, was painting the source of the mortar rounds with his laser. Other special forces personnel have confirmed that HE WOULD NOT DO THAT unless there was an asset (C-130 or armed Drone) on station flying above the CIA building. We could have destroyed that mortar source BUT DIDNT and Woods DIED as a result of that. Given that this was an ACT OF WAR, the president had to be the one who ordered that that mortar source be left alone.
obama said the bad guys "were on the run". he didn't want to send in help and take a chance on it turning into a bigger deal, so he sacrificed a few lives. What's a few lives when his presidentcy is as stake?? What him worry??