This is one of my favorite films. It's a dazzling display of the technology the U. S. Military has at its disposal in the defense of the nation. It is also a dark story about politics at the highest levels, while telling the story of one man's effort to stay alive.
The real hero in the story is Gene Hackman - the admiral who defied the orders from above to 'stand down'. He went ahead and sacrificed his career to retrieve the downed airman.
Just as the rescue helicopters arrive, Burnett runs back amidst gunfire to retrieve the photo evidence from the ejection seat.
Whenever I hear reports about the personnel at the consulate in Benghazi asking for assistance, I cannot help but think of "Behind Enemy Lines". Was there no one who wanted the part of Gene Hackman in this horrific story?
The Americans at Benghazi waited for help that never came from their Commander in Chief.
We know that Mitt Romney answered the call when someone was in need of help.
When a friend was in trouble, Romney was willing to activate all of his assets to help out in the crisis.
This is the kind of man I want in the White House. One who actually answers that 3 a.m. call.