We haven't "unleashed the beast" since WW2. Probably because doing so would escalate to WW3.You know.... Mike Tyson said "Everyone wants to be a beast until it's time to do what beasts do" and too many people fit that description. Once Congress has "unleashed the beast", if any Congressman then hampers a military operation while men are in the field should be pulled from office and brought up on charges of treason. What those guys went through is a total fucking disgrace... and when you consider it was entirely avoidable... some heads should have rolled (literally). At the very MINIMUM their public service record should be flagged and their pensions should be given to the families of the fallen.