On Thursday families of SEAL Team 6 members who died after their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan held a press conference at the National Press Club. They placed the blame for the death of their sons on the Obama administration. Fox News has the details.
The family members, speaking at the National Press Club, tried to reopen the book on the crash, in which 30 Americans were killed, most of them belonging to the same unit as those who carried out the raid on Usama bin Laden earlier that year. The helicopter was shot down by insurgents.
During the event organized by a group called Freedom Watch, family members and former military personnel claimed President Obama turned the SEALs group into a Taliban target after the administration revealed they had conducted the bin Laden raid.
Doug Hamburger, whose son Patrick was killed, called the incident an “ambush” that could have been prevented.
“We’re very concerned that the administration had disclosed that the Navy SEALs had carried out a successful attack on bin Laden’s compound resulting in his death. And you know, never before in the history of our county (had) a sitting president released that type of information to the public, especially when he was talking about special forces. Their names and their missions had never been revealed before. And we really feel that this put our guys in an unnecessary risk,” Hamburger said.
Many military experts at the time, including some of Obama’s top military advisers, had questioned the White House’s public praise of SEAL Team 6 and said it put members in danger.
To make matters even worse, the military allowed an anti-American Muslim cleric to trash the fallen SEALs at their own funeral, as well as the US and Christians.
“It’s a complete disgrace, a complete desecration. Nobody from the military has apologized for it, nobody from the Obama administration has apologized for it,” [Freedom’s Watch president Larry] Klayman told The Daily Caller.
“This administration has set the tone for the military. They’re following Obama’s lead,” Klayman told TheDC. “Is this Obama’s Muslim outreach?”
“The funeral that was held in Kabul where you couldn’t even mention the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ and yet a Muslim cleric gets up and damns these fallen heroes to Hell as infidels. Unbelievable that our military brass would allow this to happen,” Klayman said at the press conference. (Read More)
Be sure to read all of both articles. There’s something seriously wrong here.
Thanks to Mrs. P for filling me in, I missed this while I was at work on Thursday and it didn’t get much press coverage.
Update: Linked by the ConMom – thanks.