Eugene Delgaudio: Liberal Wash Post DEAD SILENT About Sen. Reid Blaming Marine Deaths on Sequester
Here is Delgaudio quote to journalists who are DEAD SILENT right now.
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate says "Senator Reid alleged that the U.S. Marine Corps was, and is, willing to throw away men's lives rather than call off a training exercise. Does that sound like a respectable member of the Federal Legislature to you?. I say no it is not."
Senator Reid says the worse stuff ever uttered by an elected official in public and it is not retracted, corrected or even reported in this case.
But it may just be considered the same repeating diatribe similar in tone to canceling visits to the White House, closing down airports "due to the sequester" (sic).
Reid insists that the Armed Forces of the United States would routinely conduct training exercises without any safety measures at all.
Matt Vespa of Newsbusters says
"If you peruse the Washington Post online, you'd notice that the top five stories didn't even mention Harry Reid's egregious comments about the seven Marines that were killed in Nevada yesterday. Likewise, although the fatal training accident itself was reported on page A3, Reid's comments were nowhere in the March 20 print edition."
On the Senate floor yesterday, Reid suggested a link between their deaths and the current budget sequestration. Here's what the Nevada Democrat said which the capital city's newspaper of record apparently finds unremarkable:
"As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We'll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines."
"Mr. President, it's very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That's the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that's on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that's good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It's just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary.
These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it's going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country."