- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Scott City council hires former SEMO public safety director as city administrator (11/15/17)
No response from administration
In 2011, President Obama used Navy Seals to take out Osama bin Laden. Since then, Americans have repeatedly seen the photo of the president in the situation room watching that Navy Seal operation.
On Sept. 11, 2012, America's consulate in Benghazi, Libya, considered sovereign territory, came under attack. Once again the president and his security team were summoned to the situation room to witness the heroic actions of two retired Navy Seal team members. These Seals were outnumbered and outgunned by Islamic militants and sent requests up the chain for military support.
President Obama, the only person with the authority to give that order, never responded with air support, and Americans will never see a situation room photo from that tragic day.
The similarities of the two Navy Seal operations are now clear. Both were watched in real time by drone technology eliminating the Hillary Clinton "fog of war" excuse and Leon Panetta's "putting troops in harm's way" excuse.
The death of bin Laden was a victory for President Obama, but the deaths of four American patriots could be political suicide just before an election.
When you cast your vote for Commander-in-Chief next Tuesday, remember two things.
When President Obama needed help to take out Osama bin Laden, he called on Navy Seal commandos.
When two Navy Seals called on President Obama and their commanders for help, they were denied, and they paid the ultimate sacrifice.
WILLIAM PIERCEY SR., Jackson