Daesh (ISIS) fighters killed a U.S Navy SEALs in Iraq, in what’s being characterized as an “extremely heavy, extremely intense” firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said of the loss, “It is a combat death, of course and a very sad loss. It shows you the serious fight that we have to wage in Iraq.”
Meanwhile, back at the White House, what do you think the Obama administration’s focused on? The President’s impending visit to Flint, Michigan — where he’ll will stop at a food bank, take part in a roundtable about the towns ‘water crisis,’ speak to a crowd of 1,000 at a predominantly African-American high school and meet Little Miss Flint.
WH Spokesman Josh Earnest made no mention of the SEAL’s death until questioned. Not only did Earnest need to be asked about the incident before acknowledging it — the White House still refuses to classify the role of U.S. troops in Iraq as combat, instead preferring the euphemism, “dangerous work.”
While one might have hoped the Obama Administration would stray from its daily ‘self-promotion’ tour to acknowledge the death of a U.S. Navy SEAL without waiting to be asked — most Americans know where our brave men and women in uniform fit into Obama’s priorities.