Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Silver Wings and Help Me Understand
Help me understand. Four Americans were killed in the 2012 terrorist attack on the United States’ diplomatic compound in Benghazi. When their flag draped coffins arrived in Dover, Maryland the then President of the United States and the Secretary of State met them. Nevertheless, the two were vilified for their actions in Benghazi.
The current president of the United States did not acknowledge the deaths of the four Green Berets in Niger until specifically asked about it. There was no press. No flags ordered to half-staff. Nothing for twelve days! When the POTUS did address the deaths, he lied about his predecessors’ actions and then made the situation worse when he did acknowledge the deaths to the families of the soldiers.
Why is there no outrage? Why is there no Facebook ranting demanding the flags be flown at half-staff in their honor? The death of a military hero doing his or her job to make the world safer should not be politicized. I do not understand the hypocrisy displayed.
Therefore, in my own little insignificant way, today I honor the four brave men, their courage, and send thoughts of peace to their families and loved ones and to the world.
Sing (or cry) along with SStg. Barry Sanders.
Silver wings upon their chests; these are men of America’s best…
‘Tis a sad day for us all.