Fundamentally, 9/11 was able to happen because of the extreme – indeed, criminal – incompetence of the profoundly conservative Bush II administration. So this, from last week, is an especially disturbing indicator:
U.S. military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations.
As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger than expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists.
Comment below fold.
From Eric Ferguson: Sean Spicer says that the death of an American soldier means those who made the decisions are above criticism.
If Democrats handles this like Republicans handled Benghazi, the five year investigation would be starting shortly.