Video: OPSEC Team
Most Americans are aware President Barack Obama agreed to send a special ops team to “get” Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May, 2011.
Approximately one and a half years after that operation, two films are being released. Those releases come after ongoing publicity of the takedown
On the campaign trail Obama has oversold his own role in that operation, talking about it at every opportunity. It is his signature accomplishment among disasters like the ObamaCare Tax Bill and crony energy projects.
We are witnessing the prostitution of our Navy SEALs for political purposes. What many don't know is that this administration harrassed three of our SEALs on trumped up charges.
The Obama administration appears completely unconcerned about the impact of publicity on special warefare operations that should not be constantly publicized.
Vice President Joe Biden, who has about as much control over his tongue as Northeastern hotels do over bedbugs, told the world exactly who got bin Laden.
Obama has made the operation the keystone in his campaign.
How much anger has this constant publicity sparked from the Islamist machine seeking power over the Middle East and ultimately, the world?
How many of our troops’ lives are endangered as a result of using our military and our SEALs as political weapons?
The Navy SEAL ethos contains this pledge:
I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions.
One Tinseltown filmmaker who is an ardent and very wealthy supporter of Obama has a film about the SEAL operation coming out just ahead of the General Election.
What angers me more than the prostitution of our military is the fact that this administration went after three Navy SEALs after an Iraqi terrorist accused one of them of busting his lip. Those SEALs were so intent on keeping their ethos intact, they didn’t even pander to media when doing so would have helped their own defense.
I was proud to advocate openly and loudly on behalf of these men who are braver than me, you and certainly braver than parasitic politicians who sit in a room and make decisions involving danger they will not have to face themselves. To say I was furious about this is an understatement.
Giving filmmakers access to sensitive information about these special ops teams is one of the most self-serving, politically driven actions I’ve seen a president take in my lifetime.
Right now, there’s a red light district in Washington. There’s always been one in those Tinseltown filmmakers’ neighborhood.
Not a single “reporter” has asked Obama or Biden why they chose to deny the ethos of the men under their command.
I’ll be boycotting both those films. I hope you will too.
Isn’t it bizarre that Obama blamed a mysterious film for the terrorist attacks in Benghazi and apologized to the entire Muslim world for it while, at the same time, he assisted with films that will certainly spark widespread anger?
Maybe someone could make a film about how our government attempted to railroad three Navy SEALs on trumped up charges. By the way, big media assisted the administration in that outrage.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Oct. 25, 2012)
Read archived coverage about the Navy SEALs who faced purely political charges from this administration.