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NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 28, 2017 03:45PM
And here you thought he couldn't get more irresponsible and vile.

Trump blames military for SEAL’s death
By Bob Fredericks
February 28, 2017 [nypost.com]
In the Trump administration, the buck apparently stops anywhere but the Oval Office. President Trump on Tuesday blamed the military for the death of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL who was killed in a Jan. 29 botched raid on Islamic terrorists in Yemen.

During an interview on “Fox ‘n’ Friends,” the commander-in-chief repeatedly said “they” — meaning the military — were at fault for the death of Owens, whose dad, Bill, refused to appear with Trump when his son’s body was returned to the US. “This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something they wanted to do,” Trump 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,” he added.

“This was something that they were looking at for a long time doing, and according to [Defense Secretary Jim] Mattis, it was a very successful mission. They got tremendous amounts of information.”
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While Trump and White House spokesman Sean Spicer have repeatedly called the operation a roaring success, US officials told NBC News on Monday that the raid produced little if any useful information.

In addition to Owens, 25 civilians, including women and children, were killed, as were numerous terrorists. Four other Americans were wounded and a $70 million Bell transport helicopter was lost.
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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 28, 2017 03:51PM
Well, the military and Obama.

But then again, it was a tremendous success, and anyone who says otherwise is a traitor, so...

dunno smiley
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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 28, 2017 04:22PM
.......is he ever to blame......??

.....it is always someone else's fault when things go wrong.....but he hogs the credit when they go right (actually he deludes himself that it is right either way)......



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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 28, 2017 04:53PM
He also said "My Generals" like he owned them.
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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 28, 2017 05:26PM
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samintx
He also said "My Generals" like he owned them.

I thought that was a little odd too. In fact he said:

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My generals are the most respected that we've had in many decades.

He didn't pick his generals, yet somehow they have to be "the most respected that we've had in many decades"?

What an odd guy.
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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: steve...
Date: February 28, 2017 05:32PM
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.

45 hasn't stooped this low in quite a few weeks.





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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 28, 2017 05:35PM
Was there a time many decades ago when the generals were not as respected as now? He doesn't know. Bull @#$%& just flows out of his mouth.



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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 28, 2017 06:36PM
He blathers compulsively about everything. He's an idiot.



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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 28, 2017 06:55PM
President Donald Trump slammed the American military Monday, complaining the U.S. doesn't "fight to win."

"Win. We have to win. We have to start winning wars again," Trump said. "I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say that we never lost a war. 'We never lost a war.' You remember."

"And now we never win a war," Trump added. "We never win. And we don't fight to win."

[theweek.com]



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Re: NY Post "Trump blames military for SEAL’s death"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 01, 2017 06:20AM
Hard to win wars with heel spurs.
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