posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 05:26 PM
To the OP:
You have a valid point regarding the media portraying people as "heroes" or patting their command and subordinates on the back for preventing
further death. I personally became sick at watching the politicians and military brass giving each other compliments and pointing repeating cliche
phrases about being "army strong."
That said, I believe that anyone in that room or building did what they could. If I'm sitting in a crowded room preparing to go to combat, I probably
have a lot going through my mind. Then all of a sudden gun fire erupts. I look around for my nearest exit, hopefully helping people get out along the
way. I think it's a fairly instinctive response to flee a situation when you don't know really what is going on.
[edit on 6-11-2009 by ExPostFacto]