Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Global Impact: Parents of Fallen SEAL Aaron Vaughn Snap Back at President Obama

The parents of a  SEAL Team 6 member who died in Afghanistan 2011 have called on President Barack Obama to resign, saying that his "cowardly lack of leadership" in handling the barbaric Islamic State threatens US and global security. 

In an open letter published at the below link, Billy and Karen Vaughn, whose son, Aaron, died in 2011, wrote that they were stunned by Obama’s decision to go golfing directly after giving a somber speech about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the jihadists, also known as ISIS:

"As commander-in-chief, your actions, or lack thereof, Mr. President, cost lives," said the Vaughns, whose son was killed in action when a Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan with 30 American soldiers on board.

"As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole--not only in America’s security but the security of the entire globe. Your message has come across loud and clear, sir: You are not up to this job. You know it. We know it. The world knows it."

"Please vacate the people’s house and allow a man or woman of courage and substance to seize the reins of this out-of-control thug-fest and regain the balance we, America, have provided throughout our great history."

The Vaughns, whose son was Special Operations Chief of the SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida terror leader Osama Bin Laden during a Pakistan raid in March 2011, went on to say that Obama’s administration has "lurched from one disaster to another." 

The Vaughns wrote, "Never in my lifetime have I witnessed such despair and such growing fear that the world’s last best hope, America, has finally been dismantled."

"You spearheaded the ambitious rush to end the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, with no plan on how to do so effectively. Also, the release of 'the Taliban five' in exchange for one American, without consulting Congress, is also on your shoulders." 

"You have been at the helm during unprecedented national security leaks--including, but not limited to the outing of SEAL Team 6 on the bin Laden raid, the outing of the Pakistani doctor who provided the intelligence for that raid, the outing of Afghanistan’s CIA station chief, and the outing of your personal 'kill list' to make you look tough."

The Vaughns said that after Foley’s execution by ISIS savages, they were left with "a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace." 

Noting that their "offering" was their son, they added, "Now we have this recent, heinous event, the beheading of an American citizen by a barbaric organization you foolishly referred to as the "JV team."

"You, sir, are the JV team. It’s time for you to step down and allow a true leader to restore our honor and protect our sons and daughters. America has always been exceptional. And she will be again. You, Mr. President, are a bump in our road."

Billy Vaughn, author of BETRAYED: THE SHOCKING TRUE STORY OF EXTORTION 17also told MailOnline that he’s angry at the way Obama conducts his news conferences. 

"I'd like to see him have some passion about anything going on in the world instead of just speaking in a monotone voice like he has a script that has been made up," Vaughn said.