The widowed wife of Chris Kyle, American hero, has called for an apology from Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for comments that he made about the Navy Seal raid on Al Qaeda, in Yemen, that resulted in the death of Chief Petty Officer William Ryan Owens.
McCain, the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said,
“…When you lose a $75 million airplane, and more importantly, American lives are lost- a life is lost and wounded, I don’t believe that you could call it a success.”
By his definition, we can assume that America’s fight against the Nazis during World War II was not a success either. Apparently, the war was an abysmal failure as over 400,000 brave American soldiers sacrificed their lives for the greater cause of defeating Adolf Hitler and fascism.
McCain received a backlash for his comments, including from Fox News contributor, Taya Kyle, who appeared on Fox and Friends to demand an apology,
“He certainly could apologize to the family for saying it was a failure because that insinuates that his life was given for nothing and it wasn’t.”
She went on to say that, although there was a loss of American life, the operatives turned out to be successful in terms of what they accomplished.
“They got 14 high-value targets. That’s a big deal. These guys went in and risked their lives, and they were very successful.”
She also said that McCain’s arguments are based on semantics,
“Sometimes it’s politically motivated when you say something is a failure or a success. I don’t think you can categorically say that. You have to be a little more detailed.”
Yet Taya Kyle was not the only one to see McCain’s remarks as offensive. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has also called for the Arizona senator to apologize, and accused McCain’s words of “emboldening the enemy.”
What do you think about John McCain calling the Navy Seal raid in Yemen a failure? Watch the Fox and Friends segment below: