It still blows my mind that people can so thoughtlessly slander our soldiers.
Chris Kyle, as many know, is credited as the Navy SEAL with the most kills in US military history. He shared his incredible story in detail in his book “American Sniper,” which made the New York Times bestseller list in 2013. Clint Eastwood’s film with the same name is currently breaking records as freedom loving Americans flock to the theater to witness this patriot’s life.
Just a quick summary: Kyle went through hellish training to have the opportunity to fight in Iraq. While in combat, he saved countless of his fellow comrades’ lives by scouting out terrorists who were targeting Americans and killed them before they had the chance to fire first.
Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates the sacrifices Kyle made for his country. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC foreign correspondent (and frequent guest) Ayman Mohyeldin had the audacity to taint Kyle’s legacy with vicious accusations. With a straight face and even tone of voice, Mohyeldin suggested the real Chris Kyle – the one not shown in theaters – was ‘racist’ against Iraqis and Muslims and went on ‘killing sprees.’
Mohyeldin joins an unfortunate group including Michael Moore, Seth Rogen and Howard Dean who dared to dismiss Kyle’s heroics with their asinine comments.
As for me, I stand by this tweet.