Words cannot describe the mentality of our present federal government and their view on how we handle issues like the one we saw yesterday.
After two US Navy gunboats were seized by Iranian forces, John Kerry made it clear on our position:
I want to thank the Iranian authorities for their co-operation and quick response. These are always situations that everybody here knows have an ability, if not properly guided to get out of control and I'm appreciative for the quick and appropriate response of the Iranian authorities. All indications suggest or tell us that our sailors were well taken care of and provided with blankets and food and assisted with their return to the fleet earlier today. And I think we can all imagine how a similar situation might have played out three or four years ago and in fact, it is clear that today this kind of issue was able to be peacefully resolved and officially resolved and that is a testament to the critical role that diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure and strong. And that is really at the core of what I am here to talk about today.
This is a bad look for not only our government officials, but our esteemed Navy as well. All should be held accountable for this horrendous charade, even the Navy Admirals in charge. It's one thing for John Kerry to make the mistake, we expect that, constantly, but the Admirals who wear the stars on their shoulder boards need to look themselves in the mirror and understand the magnitude of what American sailors surrendering to Iranian forces looks like to the rest of the world.
The American Navy does not surrender, it attacks. It has been attacking ever since the USS Ranger stormed the town of Whitehaven, Britain, the invasion of Normandy, France, the domination of islands in the Pacific Ocean, and even the jungle rivers of Vietnam.
It's pitiful and insulting to the ones who have served before them. Admiral Chester Nimitz, John Paul Jones, and Commander Samuel Dealey may be looking down in astonishment to see what has happened to the greatest Navy the world has ever seen. Our military officials throw their hands up and point fingers at Obama and Kerry for allowing this to happen, but we should no longer accept that as a valid excuse. Everyone is now accountable.