It seemed inconceivable to me that this elite group, the warriors responsible for finally finding Osama bin Laden, would have had so many of its members in the same chopper at one time. Controversy swirled around the case but below the surface for a long time.
About a year ago we started hearing from some of the family members. They wanted an investigation of what happened but were continually met with a stone wall from the Pentagon and the White House. Finally, a few courageous bloggers started "making some noise" and the pressure grew. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Congressman, started to listen and now his subcommittee in the House of Representatives has agreed to hold a hearing.
Here are just a few of the questions that need to be answered:
* Why would so many members of this unit all be carried aboard one transport helicopter?
* Why were there no escort aircraft as would normally be the case?
* Why was the manifest of the Afghan military team members changed at the last minute with the additions being unknown to the team members?
*Why was a slow and noisy Chinook used instead of multiple craft with speed and stealth?
*What was the mechanical condition of the aircraft and what was its maintenance history?
*Why has the Pentagon been so secretive about the case?
* What about the "Lucky Shot"? Was a military operation so poorly planned that a major force with a record of unparalleled success could be destroyed this easily and what does this say about our combat readiness?
These are just a few of the questions that I have; I am sure there are many more and I hope the sub-committee will look into this with great detail. The families of the deceased deserve to have their questions answered. If the record is clean, so be it. If not, we need to know the truth and if it is another Benghazi-type of fiasco, someone needs to pay for is or her sins.
It seems that so many of the things happening under this administration are tainted with scandal or worse. We need to demand the answers and find the truth. I know this isn't Denmark, but something seems to be truly rotten in the State of America. Pray to God that the answers will be forthcoming.