Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Is Benghazi This President's Mogadishu? Former Navy SEAL Says 'It Looks Like Hillary Clinton Took A Page Out Of Her Husband's Playbook'

Howard E. Wasdin, a former member of SEAL Team Six and the author of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper, appeared on Fox News and took President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton to task for failing to support the Americans in Benghazi.

Eighteen Americans were killed in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. The two-day firefight during which a group of soldiers tried to rescue their fallen comrades inspired the film ‘Black Hawk Down.’

According to critics, the Clinton White House failed to provide our men with the resources needed to complete the mission. Some are drawing comparisons between the tragedy and the events surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Howard Wasdin, who survived the battle at Mogadishu and went on to write “SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper,” joined Fox and Friends this morning.

Wasdin discussed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi attack, saying it “looks like she took a play or a page out of her husband’s playbook, which is not to give what’s asked for.”

He continued, “In Mogadishu […] we asked for armor, but weren’t given the armor. I lost friends in that battle. Now the SEALs in Benghazi, I think it’s well-documented now, that there was a desperate cry for help going out that wasn’t heeded.”  

You can read the rest of the piece and watch the video interview of Wasdin via the below link:

You can also read my interview with Howard Wasdin that appeared in Counterterrorism magazine via the below links:

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