Comments: Seal Tears Off President's Head. Micturates Down... Respectfully.
If as it looks they've got currently-serving guys speaking out ... then it's evidence of poor leadership from the top, as good order and discipline is beginning to break.
These people who on their honor have made the commitment to the defense of our country, are telling us that we need to get serious about our choices, or they're gonna walk.
Posted by John A. Fleming at April 30, 2012 7:06 PM
And the clowns still pretend that the little fantasy theater death of a guy who died in December 2001 has any relation to reality.
The Country's screwed.
Posted by Bill Jones at April 30, 2012 9:29 PM
There was no other choice but to approve the mission. He made the operation contingent on 'no new risks'. If the mission failed, he claims 'new risks'. The Admiral goes under the bus and Obama is praised for his valiant attempt.
On the other hand, if bin Ladin slipped away again, he would lose the election in November. So, despite Jarrett's recommendation, he made the only choice open to him. Approve or lose in November. Obama was almost an observer. He had no real choice but to OK the operation. Political calculation not courage decided the issue.
Posted by Shooter1001 at May 1, 2012 5:51 AM
John Fleming is right. Leadership is recognized in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Article 88) by prohibiting commissioned officers from using "contemptuous words against the President, Vice-President, Congress, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of a military department, Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Governor or legislature" of any place he is serving in the US.
There is no similar provision for enlisted troops or non-commissioned officers, because if there is respect from the commissioned officers,there will be respect from the enlisted troops and the non-commissioned officers. Sgt. Stein, who is being railroaded out of the Marine Corps because of comments he made about the President has violated no provision of the UCMJ, but he has violated the politically correct doctrines of a bunch of fancy pants commissioned officers who know as much about leadership, as Patton would say, as they do about fornicating. Their failure of leadership, from BO on down, has destroyed one marine, and is destroying the military in this country. --USAF JAG, 1969-1972
Posted by St Thor at May 1, 2012 6:45 AM
SEALs do not desire or seek publicity for what they do; it just makes their jobs harder. Then the President blabs to the whole world about the mission. This is so bad, it's stupefying. For this act alone, Obama should be voted out of office.
Posted by Deborah at May 1, 2012 6:51 AM
Love how urban libs who don't know what end the round comes out of try to go all John Wayne when its to their advantage to boast.The Grifter-In Chief and Moochelle need to move on down to the southside of Chicago.
Posted by bill at May 1, 2012 7:24 AM
Also begs the question of which US presidents had prior service in the military.
As memory serves, the effective leaders were vets.
Posted by GaGator at May 1, 2012 9:11 AM
SEALS breaking a code of silence, and Secret Service agents whoring. Not a good sign. But when you don't have grownups in the WH, and you have drunken frat boys for speechwriters, what can you expect?
Posted by Don Rodrigo at May 1, 2012 9:30 AM
Not only is there no proof that "Obama killed Osama", there is no evidence, just the unsupported allegations of professional liars.
The weight of probability seems to be that Bin Laden died in December 2001.
Here's Dick Cheyney admitting that Bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11.
Here's a troublesome Pakistani bint on Bin Laden's death
Can't have people going around saying stuff like that that when we need the bogieman now, can we?
Don't we have the CIA to take care of this stuff?
Posted by Bill Jones at May 1, 2012 3:37 PM