by Greg Corombos, WND
A former Navy SEAL says he is honored to have served with his elite unit but is incredibly frustrated by a military bureaucracy that ties the hands of service members, slapped him with trumped-up charges and tried to sully his reputation after leaving the US Navy.
Carl Higbie is author of the brand new book, “Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: A SEAL’s Story.” Higbie served two tours in Iraq in a SEAL unit. He said the second tour aggravated him and his comrades because overly cautious commanders refused to let them go on any missions.
“It was extremely frustrating,” Higbie told WND and Radio America. “We were sitting over there as a SEAL fighting force. This is what we were designed to do. We weren’t allowed to action missions.
“The reason we weren’t allowed to do anything was because the military at that time, because of Barack Obama, had become so politicized and so top-heavy in their bureaucracy, they wanted to end the war, but they didn’t want to end the war by actually fighting and winning it. They wanted to end the war simply by calling us the victors.”
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