Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trump Ducks Responsibility For Yemen Raid

The botched Yemen raid by Navy SEALs on January 28 in which Navy SEAL Ryan Owens was killed wasn't an example of pathological liar and con-man-in-chief Donald "Rump" Trump's idea of "winning." So, narcissistic coward that he is, he's now blaming the raid's failure on the military planners and (wait for it) President Obama. This, despite the fact that he had the responsibility to consider the plan, ask questions and either approve it or reject it. Military officials were quoted as saying Rump approved the raid “without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations.” To add farce to the tragedy, he apparently was briefed on the mission by former National Security Advisor Michael "Jack D. Ripper" Flynn while having dinner with Vice President Mike "Dense" Pence, (President) Steve "Loose Cannon" Bannon, and son-in-law and poster boy for nepotism Jared Kushner. Perhaps he missed the "without sufficient intelligence...." part while slurping some soup.

On key person who isn't buying Rump's avoidance of responsibility is Owens' father, William Owens, who is asking for an investigation into the mission, telling Rump and his advisors,
“Don’t hide behind my son’s death to prevent an investigation. I want an investigation....The government owes my son an investigation."
Avoiding responsibility and trying to obstruct investigations seems to be a hallmark of Rump and his administration. This is one instance where Rethugs should be backing a Gold Star family for a change.

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