The Saddest Part of a Sad Speech to Congress
The spectre of Donald Trump pontificating to Congress and the nation was made infinitely worse by this.
From her seat among Washington dignitaries on Tuesday night, Carryn Owens fought back tears. Grief visible in her face, the widow of William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL killed less than a month ago in the Trump administration’s first counterterrorism operation, wore a strained smile and applauded as President Trump paid an extended tribute to her husband.
Yes, Ryan Owens was a hero. But he died because the Trump people authorized and implemented a military operation that was flawed from the beginning because not only did they not know what they were doing, they did not know that they did not know what they were doing.
Trump used Ms. Owens as a political pawn. We only hope that she gets solace and relief from Trumps horrific cynical actions, and that ultimately the truth of the Trump incompetency will over-ride the fake punditry that his speech was 'Presidential'.