Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Will The Navy Seals "Swiftboat" Obama?

Barack Hussein Obama has been taking the SEALS legendary reticence and discretion for granted. But has he pushed them too far this time?
What was supposed to be an easy win—a victory lap on the anniversary of Bin Laden’s death, trumping up the president’s most militant moment—appeared to be slipping away. 

The frustration—or, even anger—within the SEAL community is real, and has been brewing for months, particularly among a politically conservative core of operators. It started immediately after the raid, with questions among the Special Forces and intelligence community of whether the president should have waited to announce the kill to exploit the intelligence cache at Osama’s compound. It simmered after a Chinook helicopter was shot down, killing 30 Americans, 22 of them Navy SEALs from Team Six. 

Was it a coincidence, SEALs asked themselves, catastrophe hit Team Six so soon after being named as the team responsible for the killing? 
Whether Obama was responsible or not is arguable. What is not arguable is that Obama never acknowledged the deaths of those SEALs. Never mourned them. And failed to order flags to half staff.


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