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“Usually, a President goes down to the Situation Room and is presented with what they call a full package for the attack.
There’s a legal assessment of the legal authorities under which they’re doing these,” David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times, told PBS.
“There’s a risk assessment to the commandos who would be doing it.
There is a risk assessment of what could happen to civilians who are in the area.”
He added: “It looks like President Trump got briefed on it, by and large, at a dinner, not in the Situation Room, not with legal advisers around.”
originally posted by: matafuchs
It is neither administrations fault. It is the fault of the intelligence community for allowing it to happen.
originally posted by: IchBinSparta
a reply to: Indigo5
Half a million Americans were killed in WW2. Their lives are on Roosevelt by your logic.
Ryan served under three U.S. presidents, and met former President Barack Obama, his father said. At his home on Friday, Bill Owens pulled out piles of photographs:
...There’s one of Ryan sitting on the floor in the White House playing with Obama’s dogs.
originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: Grimpachi
I guess my point is, who briefed them? And if Trump knew it was a bad idea, I'll question his actions. Trust me, I want change from what we've had over the past 8 years and if Trump can't bring it then I want to pick someone else. But I'm not gonna blindly blame everything on him and call him a racist and so forth... I have a hard time believing all these sources were present at the briefings.
It had been little more than 24 hours since six officers in dress uniform knocked on the door to Owens’ home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. It was not yet daylight when he answered the door, already knowing in the pit of his stomach what they had come to tell him.
Now, Owens cringed at the thought of having to shake the hand of the president who approved the raid in Yemen that claimed his son’s life — an operation that he and others are now calling into question.
“I told them I didn’t want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn’t let me talk to him,” Owens said Friday, speaking out for the first time in an interview with the Miami Herald.
Owens, also a military veteran, was troubled by Trump’s harsh treatment of a Gold Star family during his presidential campaign. Now Owens was a Gold Star parent, and he said he had deep reservations about the way the decision was made to launch what would be his son’s last mission.
Owens, also a military veteran, was troubled by Trump’s harsh treatment of a Gold Star family during his presidential campaign.
Since those like you like to spew crap without even knowing the details I will post this from the article in the OP.
He wants answers but refuses to meet with Trump? Nuff said. He is doing it for a political view. He should be ashamed of himself.
All you have here is political conjecture. That's all anyone has and while it makes a fantastic weapon to beat your political opponents with, it is hardly a valid argument or observation.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
I believe this man was "blaming Trump" for a rushed meaningless grandstanding poorly planned military operation that needlessly killed his son.
What has happened to basic dignity in regard to our fallen soldiers?