White House says Raid that Killed Civilians and a SEAL was ‘Successful Operation by all Standards’

by Aaron Rupar – Military officials said the Trump administration acted on insufficient intelligence. During his press conference on Thursday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer characterized President Trump’s first military raid — an action against al Qaeda in Yemen on Sunday that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL and many civilians — as a “successful operation by all standards.” “It’s hard to ever call something a complete success when you have loss of life or people injured, but I think when you look at the totality of what was gained to prevent the future loss of life here in America and against our people and our institutions and probably throughout the world, in terms of what some of these individuals could have done, I think it is a successful operation by all standards,” Spicer said. Yemeni officials say 16 civilians — eight women and eight children — were killed, while medics at the scene said the number of...

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