One of the special moments of President Donald Trump’s speech before Congress was when he recognized the sacrifice of Navy SEAL Willam “Ryan” Owens and honored his wife, who was in the audience.
Liberals immediately flipped out, calling the moment exploitive of the widow and trying to cover up the ‘failure’ of the mission.
Here’s one sample, from The View, where they freak out and spout all sorts of things which weren’t true.
But it wasn’t a failure or exploitative.
But according to the Pentagon and CENTCOM, valuable intelligence about how Al Qaeda operates was gathered during the raid and will help prevent future attacks by the terror organization.
“Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies,” Secretary of Defense General Mattis said.
What information did they acquire?
Details about how Al Qaeda builds explosives destined to take down airplanes were gathered, in addition to hundreds of names belonging to fighters planning attacks around the world. […]
Defense officials have told CNN that information pertaining to the location of safe havens, explosives manufacturing, training and targets was acquired in the January ground operation.
Sounds like vitally important information.
Nor were there any lapses in judgement involved in the raid, another theme from The View and other liberals.
The top U.S. commander for the Middle East told senators Thursday that he has completed an exhaustive review of the Yemen raid that killed a Navy SEAL, and has concluded there were no lapses in judgment or decision-making surrounding the operation.
Gen. Joseph Votel, who heads U.S. Central Command, said he sees no need for additional investigations into the January mission that triggered debate in Washington over what went wrong and whether important intelligence was actually gathered.
Votel also echoed that valuable information had been obtained.
This was painted as a failure by liberals?
They are so invested in attacking Trump, they don’t seem to get not only are they pushing lies, they are denigrating the military as well as the efforts of Ryan Owens and the others on his team.