Sean Hannity wants a new war so badly, you can almost hear him salivating for it – with other people doing the fighting, of course.
Last night, the Hannity show hosted Debbie Lee, “the mother of the first Navy SEAL to die in Iraq,” according to Sean Hannity. As such, she deserves only sympathy and respect for her thoughts about the fall of Ramadi, where her son died, and President Obama’s withdrawal of troops from Iraq. But she’s hardly a military expert or an expert in national security. If she weren’t such a perfect poster child for Fox’s endless war on President Obama, I doubt Fox would repeatedly hold her up as some kind of authority on the subject.
For Hannity, Lee represented a twofer: the chance to both war monger and attack President Obama. Watch how he repeatedly prodded Lee to suggest that more war is necessary.
HANNITY: The Obama administration continues to betray our fallen troops who died fighting in Iraq. They do nothing while ISIS continues to capture key cities that they won.
Lee told Hannity, “My son’s blood is on that soil. So many others have sacrificed greatly for that area. …There’s things we could be doing differently there. There’s tactics that could be employed that we could make a difference over there. And now, they’re only emblazoned to go further and go into Baghdad and take that area as well.”
Hannity specifically prodded her to promote more war.
HANNITY: Your son lost his life there. What do you want to say to the president that made this decision? In other words, do they regret pulling out too early? Apparently not…
Lee seemed to be on the same page.
LEE: We needed to leave troops there to stabilize that area. They weren’t ready yet to take that over by themselves. …Because we didn’t leave troops there to stabilize, now it’s in the hands of ISIS and that’s gut wrenching to me to know the sacrifices that have been made there.
We need to see our Commander in Chief allow our men and women, who are the best military in the world, to go in there and do what they do well and stabilize that country.
Lee also took a Fox-friendly swipe at Obama.
LEE: We heard from President Bush, who was a real Commander in Chief, who loved his troops, and the man that is serving today – (sigh) it’s just, it’s unbelievable that he doesn’t allow our troops to do – and give them policies and rules of engagement that let them be successful over there. It’s unconscionable.
The other guest was Navy SEAL Leif Babin, unidentified as Fox host Jenna Lee’s husband. Babin also suggested that we need more war.
BABIN: It’s not about numbers of troops that would have been left behind, it’s about a failure of leadership. …We have a president and senior commanders like General Dempsey who are not allowing our troops to actually go out and fight an evil enemy, as evil an enemy as the U.S. military has ever faced, and we absolutely could have prevented Ramadi from falling with a small number, maybe a couple thousand troops on the ground and some support from tanks and we could have dealt them a huge strategic blow but instead we handed them a victory.
Hannity closed by revealing that his sympathy for Lee is very much tied up with his political agenda: “I’m sorry about the loss of your son. It’s unbelievable the way these events have unfolded,” he said.
Watch it below, from last night's Hannity.
This aging media hack rather see Jr. play in tennis tournaments than serve his country.
Hannocchio was not fit to join the military. Too brash and arrogant to follow orders. He would have received a dishonorable discharge, or landed in the brig.
Instead, he chose the construction industry. Frankly, he should of stayed in the industry to spare the nation of his ignorant rhetoric. His wife would have married someone else who would have spent more time with the family.
The Stop Hannity Express says the only uniform Hannocchio should wear is an outfit that reads NYC Penitentiary.
Any bets what they are loaded with?