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The Bin Laden Raid: The Media(D) Loves McRaven, But Ignores …

Admiral McRaven is all the sudden the darling of the left for penning an editorial in which he implores President Trump to remove his security clearance. McRaven says it would be an honor to have the President do that to him and then wastes way too much ink defending John Brennan. Take note of how many media outlets go out of their way to refer to McRaven as “the Admiral that oversaw the Bin Laden raid”.

Strange. We don’t see similar fuss made anytime Rob O’Neill says something supportive of President Trump. For those – especially those in the media – needing a history lesson, O’Neill was the Navy SEAL that actually killed Bin Laden.

So on the one hand you have some Admiral who sat in undoubtedly plush environs as the Bin Laden raid unfolded. On the other hand, you have the guy who was actually there on the grounds of the Bin Laden compound and who pulled the trigger once he saw the 9/11 mastermind. Who is more credible?

You see, the left is reliant upon McRaven’s military background even after more than a decade denouncing the very war effort McRaven devoted a large portion of his professional life to. You are supposed to see “the Admiral that oversaw the Bin Laden raid” and accept as unvarnished truth and virtue anything McRaven says.

What about O’Neill though? He too spent a big chunk of his professional life engaged in the same war effort McRaven was part of. Is his point of view, including the positive things he’s said about President Trump, any less valid?

I know, I know. Some leftist out there somewhere is whining about how O’Neill shouldn’t have given away the fact that he killed Bin Laden, because doing so goes against some moral code. McRaven violated a moral code too; the one that says while it is ok to protest and disagree with any administration, that former officials need not engage in soft power attempts to effect unconstitutional changes in our Executive Branch.

Image: Excerpted from: Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams –, Public Domain,

Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen (@aandrewallen) grew up in the American southeast and for more than two decades has worked as an information technoloigies professional in various locations around the globe. A former far-left activist, Allen became a conservative in the late 1990s following a lengthy period spent questioning his own worldview. When not working IT-related issues or traveling, Andrew Allen spends his time discovering new ways to bring the pain by exposing the idiocy of liberals and their ideology.