Regretting The Error Is Not Enough

Dear Editor,

Oops, did I do that?

“As soon as this was brought to our attention, we immediately deleted the photo,” the rep said.

“We regret the error and any issues this may have caused.”

“The photo received more than 6,100 likes, according to a screenshot that circulated on social media on Thursday.”

That’s what the Red … I mean the White House press office and press corps is saying after publishing uncensored pictures of Delta Force operators taken during a meeting with Doddering Uncle Joe. And yes, the WH press office is just as much to blame as the uncaring reptiles that published the photos uncensored. This action, in my opinion, makes the press office and press corps responsible and liable for any and everything that happens to these men and their families. At a minimum, these brave, highly trained men may very well see their unit assignment lost or changed to a less important position. Included in this is the loss of their extremely high level of training and experience.

“We regret the error and any issues this may have caused.” Do you “… regret the error…” enough to stand up, identify yourself, and immediately resign from your safe, cushy, overpaid position? I thought not. In reality, you don’t care, just as the scum in the press corps won’t publicly admit who they are and take responsibility for anything that happens to these men and their families. I know we have freedom of the press, and I support that, but there is also the responsibility to know what to print. Freedom of speech says I can yell fire in a crowded theater but I better be prepared to accept responsibility for what happens after I do and the same applies here. They had the right to publish those uncensored photos, but will they accept the responsibility for what happens to those men and their families should something happen, God forbid? I doubt it.

The Navy SEAL who claimed to have shot Bin Laden came out on his own. He is the one solely responsible for whatever happens to him and his, again God forbid, but for something to happen to those who did their jobs without wanting the glory is totally different.

The Founding Fathers put in writing our God given rights. They mistakenly thought people were responsible enough to understand the responsibility that goes with those rights.

Carpe diem,

Alan Marshall