By MJ Vara
Let us truly honor Ryan Owens by getting to the bottom of the raid in which he, and many civilians (including children) died:
I do not blame Carryn Owens, whose husband Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens was killed in a U.S. raid in Yemen, for being emotional last night. Of course not.
Carryn Owens, the widow of Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens
But as she grieves, she may be unaware or not able to fully grasp that her husband's death was unnecessary. The automatic investigations into the raid, including the "After Action Report," will better explain what occurred.
In the meantime, let us recall the following: 1) this raid was done less than a week after Trump came into office --- why? 2) Trump has passed the buck on to Obama, because the raid was planned under the previous administration; yet Obama never operationalized the raid as it was too risky and the intelligence yield considered questionable. 3) Senator John McCain termed the raid a failure and questioned the motives behind it---Sean Spicer then stated any criticism of the raid equals dishonor for Officer Owens (nonsense). 4) Owens' father, himself a decorated veteran, refused to meet with Trump and called the mission stupid...and seeks answers to why his son died.
Trump looks up at Carryn Owens during his speech to Congress
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