Who Is Eddie Gallagher?

Navy SEAL accused of the following:

“SEALs from the platoon that Chief Gallagher led during a deployment to Mosul, Iraq, in 2017 told military officials that they saw the chief fatally stab a wounded ISIS captive. Navy investigators said while several SEALs were providing medical aid to the fighter, Chief Gallagher took out a handmade hunting knife and stabbed the captive, a teenager, several times in the neck and torso.

The chief was also accused of firing a sniper rifle at civilians, striking a girl wearing a flower-print hijab as she walked along a riverbank and an old man carrying a water jug. Several SEALs broke the group’s code of silence and testified against Chief Gallagher in a military trial.”

Furthermore, Gallagher threatened to kill any Navy SEALs that reported him.

Imagine the Oval Office conversation.

Navy secretary: “Mr. President, he struck a girl wearing a flower-print hijab as she walked along a riverbank.”

Trump: “That’s okay.”

Navy secretary: “Mr. President, he struck an old man carrying a water jug.”

Trump: “So what.”

Navy secretary: “Mr. President, he fired his sniper rifle at civilians.”

Trump: “That’s okay.”

Navy secretary: “Mr. President, he took out a handmade hunting knife and stabbed the captive, a teenager, several times in the neck and torso killing him.”

Trump: “So what.”

Navy secretary: “Mr. President, he threatened to kill any SEALs that reported him.”

Trump: “That’s okay.”

The fallout from the New York Times:

“The Navy demoted him, but Mr. Trump earlier this month reversed that demotion, angering Navy officials, including the commander of the SEALs, Rear Admiral Collin Green, and Mr. Spencer, the Navy secretary.

In a letter acknowledging his termination on Sunday, Mr. Spencer said that he regarded good order and discipline throughout the Navy’s ranks to be ‘deadly serious business.’

‘The lives of our sailors, Marines and civilian teammates quite literally depend on the professional execution of our many missions, and they also depend on the ongoing faith and support of the people we serve and the allies we serve alongside,’ the letter said.

He added: ‘Unfortunately, it has become apparent that in this respect, I no longer share the same understanding with the commander in chief who appointed me, in regards to the key principle of good order and discipline. I cannot in good conscience obey an order that I believe violates the sacred oath I took.'”

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Always. Warfighters.

Trump isn’t “pro-military”, he’s anti-human dignity. He’s shown he doesn’t care about the sanctity of human life, let alone “good order and discipline”. The same is true for those blindly following him.