Any time the president authorizes a mission that involves the Navy SEALs or any other special operations, it is understood that the risk for the loss of life is extremely high since the mission is always deep into enemy territory.
The loss of the lives of any soldiers or civilians is regrettable and incredibility devastating to those surviving family members, but each soldier understands that the goal of the mission may be so important that the outcome is worth the risk. In this case, a high priority terrorist target was killed and valuable intelligence information was gathered that could save the lives of many more in the future. But we lost a valiant Navy SEAL, William Ryan Owens.
What isn’t beneficial is anti-Trump politicians, like Sen. John McCain, trying to score political points by armchair quarterbacking the situation and calling the mission a failure simply because he doesn’t like Trump!
From Conservative Tribune:
Shortly after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, a special operations raid first planned under the Obama administration was launched against an al-Qaeda base in Yemen to gather intelligence that unfortunately resulted a number of civilians being killed, the loss of an American military aircraft and the death of a Navy SEAL named Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens.
Though the mission was touted as being largely a success despite the losses, Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain instead decried the mission as a “failure,” earning a sharp rebuke from both Trump and White House press secretary Sean Spicer, among others.
Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie appeared on CNN Thursday to debate a conscientious objector named Brian Perry who also opposes Donald Trump. Higbie demanded an apology from McCain to the family of the fallen Navy SEAL for questioning the mission for political reasons.
“I think John McCain does owe an apology to the Owens family,” Higbie stated. “I think it was dishonorable of him, too… He called it an unsuccessful mission because of a plane crash? This is a guy who crashed an enormous amount of planes during training. Look, these things happen, and it’s not an unsuccessful mission just simply because John McCain doesn’t like Trump.”
You can watch the full interview here:
Senator McCain may deserve our respect for his service to this country but we owe him no respect for his political views. If he is so liberal that he criticizes President Trump just to score political points and make himself look more important, he shouldn’t be a Republican.
He’s already had his backside spanked in one presidential election and now he refuses to accept his waning popularity. He’s definitely not making any conservative voters happy, but we suspect he’s more interested in keeping progressives on his side, anyway.
He just needs to go ahead and switch parties and get it over with!
Source: Conservative Tribune