By Pamela Geller
The Democrats are employing the same fake, forced concern for US Navy Seal, William “Ryan” Owen, killed in a critical counter-terror op in Yemen in January, as they are for for the continuing spate of antisemitic acts.
They couldn’t give a fig. Under President Obama’s incoherent foreign policy and crippling rules of engagement, the death toll and number of injured US soldiers spiked to levels not seen seen since the Vietnam War. The enemedia never spoke about it — ever. But if you recall, all through the Bush years, the enmedia gave daily death counts (even if no deaths had occurred). Under Obama, it as if these heroes never existed — now we are supposed to believe they care about one soldier? If they cared about the military, they would not have allowed Obama to rout it. Worse, Obama banned the media from covering the return to the United States of the bodies of 22 Navy SEALs and eight other service members.
The enemedia said nothing. And yet the difference between the casualty rates under Bush versus Obama is staggering. But the enemedia insisted: nothing to see here, folks. Of the over 20,000 US soldiers wounded in the Afghan war, over 90% were under Obama. Where are their stories? Did the NY Times and Washington Post write up articles on whether their deaths and injuries were producing something they deemed worthwhile?
William “Ryan” Owen is a hero. He died fighting in defense of the freedom we hold so dear. He died doing what soldiers do. This sacrifice is something the Democrat extremists, the enemedia jackals and the left-wingers will never understand. On the country, they hate it. Hatred of the good for being the good.
We never saw any coverage of the army of dead and wounded under President Obama. But now, finally, the enemedia and the left-wing extremists have found them useful. Exploit their deaths to smear and destroy President Trump.
Aaron Blake over at the Washington Post is hand-wringing and finger-wagging about Owen’s death. Where are WaPo’s 20K plus articles on the previously dead of injured under Obama?
New York Times: Special Operations Troops Top Casualty List as U.S. Relies More on Elite Forces (with this photo)
New York Times: Raid in Yemen: Risky From the Start and Costly in the End
NY Magazine: U.S. Military Sources Claim Trump Approved Yemen Strike Without Enough Preparation (the plan was a long time in the making. …. under Obama. But NY Magazine doesn’t see fit to include that factoid)