President Obama loves to tout the fact that Osama bin Laden's death happened on his watch, in large measure because it's about the only effective action his administration has taken for our country. But former members of SEAL Team Six, the branch of the military responsible for actually carrying out that "gutsy" order, aren't so pleased with the way the president has politicized it. Now, Ryan Zinke, one of those former SEALs and a Montana state Senator, has formed a PAC aimed at defeating Obama, called Special Operations for America.
“Navy SEAL’s, Special Operations Personnel and Veteran’s across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain,” a statement announcing the loss of SOFA said. “The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President.”
“The President has failed and he is jeopardizing the safety of our troops, their families and our National security for political gain. Obama has exposed the identity of special operations units, leaked classified information, and limited the rules of engagement of forces on the ground,” said Mr. Zinke. “For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.”
Looks like our current commander in chief better be careful about bragging, or he'll have a bunch of former SEALs to answer to -- and really, who do you think is going to win that battle of words: the politician, or the men who save the world?
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