I want you to read this tweet, sent after today’s MOAB drop and written by an American patriot and a man I’m privileged to know, Johnny (Joey) Jones:
I lost my legs because my gov't was afraid to use the tools they had and saw me as expendable. I wish I'd had this admin.— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) April 13, 2017
In response to online argument, he further amplified his point:
We begged to use bombs on the minefield ghost town I lost my legs clearing. But by all means-continue your rhetorically righteous tweeting. https://t.co/OoyoxZzZtV— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) April 13, 2017
Because, I believe, more of us would've come home alive and whole if we'd used bombs to eradicate enemy safe havens-Feel free to disagree https://t.co/jnWsZKdGVO— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) April 13, 2017
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By the way, I quote these tweets not to spark any anger against the man Jones is addressing, Daniel Riley (who’s also a vet and amputee; he lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan), but to highlight an important and painful point about our almost 16-year-long war. Excessive American caution has cost American lives and American limbs, and it has left families and friends of the victims with deep psychological wounds. Those wounds would be grievous enough in the best circumstances, but they’re compounded by the fact that many of the decisions not to shoot, not to use artillery, or not to drop bombs were based on a combination of rules of engagement and military misjudgments that were transparently foolish at the time.Read the rest from David French HERE.
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