Two nights ago, Sean Hannity hosted Carl Higbie to attack President Obama over discuss the crisis in Iraq. Hannity introduced him as “former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and witnessed the 2009 withdrawals, U.S. troops from the country.” But there was something else about Higbie Hannity failed to mention: He’s a Republican candidate for Congress and he has a personal axe to grind against the Obama administration.
A December 11 article in The Daily Beast asks if Higbie lost his Honorable Discharge because he was critical of the Obama administration in a book. But about a month later, in an article about his Congressional candidacy, CTPost.com reported that he resigned with an Honorable Discharge after being told, “If you write this book, you’re out of the military.” The CT Post also reported that Higbie is a former Fox News contributor.
“I want to give people some perspective,” Hannity said, as he posted a large map of Iraq. Obviously, that desire did not spill over into giving viewers a full view of the supposedly neutral expert.
Higbie, meanwhile, took advantage of his TV time to attack Obama. As Hannity played video footage in which ISIS purportedly assassinated captives, Higbie announced:
This is what happens when you pull out prematurely, especially when you announce a pull-out date. The president really dropped the ball on this. Should we have sent troops over there this whole time and just left them there? I don’t know. But the problem is, is we committed to fight a war on Iraq’s terms and some of Iraq’s terms were not in the interests of US soldiers.
If the election doesn’t work out, I’d say it’s looking good for Higbie’s return to the Fox News payroll.
Watch the charade below.
Riiight…that’s the problem. It has nothing to do with illegally invading a sovereign nation. Apparently “personal responsibility” is a phrase that doesn’t apply to republican officials or official republicans.