President Trump refused to accept responsibility for the risky operations raid in Yemen earlier this month that resulted in the death of Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens.
Never mind the fact that Trump personally has ordered this flawed raid, never mind the fact that he personally signaled it during his campaign that he wanted to order more aggressive counter-terrorism actions like that one . When things went bad now, it was the fault of the military in the head of Donald Trump .
“This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something they wanted to do,” – President said
“They came to me, they explained what they wanted to do ― the generals ― who are very respected, my generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.”
The military, in other words, is to blame for the tragic loss of one of their own. Trump himself, in his own mind, is blameless.
Presidents have always taken responsibility for military raids when they went in the wrong way. Trump is blaming others.
If we take back a look President Barack Obama pointed the finger at himself after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 that left four Americans dead. “I’m the president. And I’m always responsible,” was the report he gave that time.
But now Donald Trump is blameless he blames the military but not him.
The father of the fallen commando Ryan didn’t want to meet with Trump.
I don’t wanna see him the father told,
“How can he even blame others when it happens staff like that at least president need to apologize for that and take better control for security of all of us.We need to cooperate we need to work together we deserve that, we serve the country as much as he serves, we should get respect” – Army officer (friend of Ryan Owens ).
Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn’t even barely a week into his administration? Owens asked
Trump’s denials of responsibility and evasion fit a broader pattern of weakness for the man who inhabits the world’s most powerful office. If Trump’s worst instincts continue to guide him, he will only destroy the nation by undermining the trust and respect accorded the president by those who serve him, and corroding the chain of command responsible for our national security. Our troops deserve better, and so do we. told Philip Carter who was former Army officer and Iran veteran
- Does president Donald Trump has to take the responsibility, or are his thoughts correct?
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