“Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn’t even barely a week into his administration?” asked the father of the victim


Trump Honors Fallen Navy SEAL But Blames Generals for His Death

HEADLINES MAR 01, 2017

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During Trump’s speech to Congress last night, he also honored Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who was killed in a botched raid on a Yemeni village that also left 25 civilians dead, including nine children under the age of 13. Last night, Trump referred to the raid as being “highly successful.”

At the speech, Owens’s widow, Carryn Owens, fought back tears as Trump called her late husband a “warrior and a hero.” However, in a taped interview with ”Fox & Friends” that aired earlier in the day Tuesday, Trump blamed Owens’s death on “the generals.”

President Donald Trump: “This was something that was, you know, just they wanted to do. And they came to see me. They explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected. My generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I would—I believe. And they lost Ryan.”

Owens’s father, Bill Owens, refused to meet with President Trump at Dover Air Force Base and has called for an investigation into his son’s death. Speaking to the Miami Herald, Bill Owens said his conscience wouldn’t let him meet with Trump, and he said, “Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn’t even barely a week into his administration?”

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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