Kirsters Baish| Ben Rhodes, former foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama and known Trump hater, took a jab at the President this Wednesday after finding out that the Trump White House had revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. Rhodes mentioned Brennan’s part in the raid which ended up killing notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden. He seemed to be suggesting that because of Brennan’s role in the raid, he was above reproach.
Rhodes tweeted, “John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries.”
John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries.
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 15, 2018
A Navy SEAL Team 6 member named Robert J. O’Neill “claimed to have fired the shots that actually killed bin Laden during the raid on his Abbottabad compound on May 2, 2011.” He had something to say about Rhodes’ comments. He made a clear reference to all of the operators who worked on the mission.
O’Neill wrote in response to Rhodes, “Actually, @brhodes , 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.”
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) August 15, 2018
O’Neill called out President Obama back in 2015 for a “lack of strategy” in handling ISIS. The Navy SEAL has also criticized President Donald Trump and his idea to hold a military parade tweeting, “A military parade is third world bullish*t. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation.”
A military parade is third world bullshit. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) February 8, 2018
During my military career, I was fortunate to serve with the best of the best — people I found to be so much better than me. I pushed myself every day to be every bit as good as they were. Most of those I worked with felt the same way, and together we accomplished some amazing things.
I was part of over 400 combat missions. Although major motion pictures have been made about some of them, our accomplishments never seemed like a big deal to us. I did what the guys next to me, in front of me, and behind me were doing. We all just did what our SEAL training prepared us to do.
During our missions all I had to do was focus on my job and watch the back of the guy in front of me. I never worried because I knew my teammates were doing the same. I was part of a team that was bigger than any one man. Everything I ever accomplished could have been achieved by one of my teammates.
To put it simply, O’Neill schooled Rhodes for the whole internet to see. Maybe Rhodes will think twice before talking about things he knows nothing about.