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September 26, 2012

Former Navy SEAL’s To Obama: We Are Not ‘Bumps In The Road’

Former Navy SEAL’s To Obama: We Are Not ‘Bumps In The Road’

Former Navy SEALs are speaking out after President Barack Obama referred to recent events in the Middle East, including the deaths of two former Navy SEALs, as "bumps in the road."

Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were providing security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya when it was attacked on 9/11. They were both hailed in the aftermath of the attacks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both had gone into private security after retiring from the Navy after distinguished careers.

Former SEAL and current Montana State Senator Ryan Zinke issued the following statement:

The President refuses to admit that his policy of appeasement and apology has failed. The murder of our Ambassador and two former Navy SEALs is more than a "bump in the road," it is a global catastrophe where America is seen as being weak and vulnerable by our enemies. This President has failed to establish a red line for Iran's nuclear ambitions and has failed to recognize the scale and implications of the attacks against us. Reagan had it right: don't negotiate with terrorists and recognize the clear and present danger of not being willing to act or lead from the front.

Zinke has been a frequent critic of President Obama's foreign policy, and started a super PAC, Special Operations for America, that has released ads to that effect, including an ad highlighting Obama's bows to foreign monarchs.

Beyond the political debate, however, Navy SEALs are also a close-knit brotherhood, and do not take kindly to disrespect when lives are lost. President Obama's "bumps in the road" comment is particularly chafing because of the credit he has taken for the success of the SEALs in the raid against Osama bin Laden.

They are heroes when they return, and heroes when they fall--not just when it is politically convenient for those in power.

Wild Thing's comment..........

Muslim Obama hates our military and hates giving them credit for anything.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 26, 2012 02:55 AM


Just some history on how our Forefathers dealt with Muslims who killed and enslaved Americans.

Declaring that America was going to spend "millions for defense but not one cent for tribute," Jefferson pressed the issue by deploying American Marines and many of America's best warships to the Muslim Barbary Coast.

The USS Constitution, USS Constellation, USS Philadelphia, USS Chesapeake, USS Argus, USS Syren and USS Intrepid all saw action.
In 1805, American Marines marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all American slaves.

During the Jefferson administration, the Muslim Barbary States, crumbling as a result of intense American naval bombardment and on shore raids by Marines, finally officially agreed to abandon slavery and piracy

Posted by: BobF at September 26, 2012 07:41 AM

As this campaign moves forward the president is making more and more statements and moves that, were he a Republican, would be worth headline news for days.

Op-Ed writers like Dowd and Eugene Robinson, would do at least one follow up column. Brian Williams and Wolf Blitzer would be all over it like white on rice.

Unfortunately, or should I say fortunately, the American public is starting to wake up to this fraudulent, "Leader of the Free World".

Obama is beginning to demonstrate time and again what a shallow understanding he has of Foreign Policy, and the significance of keeping America strong.

Posted by: Sean at September 26, 2012 10:42 AM