A former Navy SEAL is so irked by
Commander In Chief POS Barack Obama taking credit for Navy SEAL Team 6’s killing of Osama bin Laden that he has formed a political action committee (PAC) to defeat the POS and elect Mitt Romney.
Hunter Walker reports for Politicker.com, July 18, 2012, that Ryan Zinke, a Republican member of Montana’s state senate and ex-Navy SEAL, announced the launch of Special Operations for America (SOFA), a PAC dedicated to “the election of Mitt Romney and like-minded candidates.”
Zinke said this in his statement announcing the launch of SOFA:
“Navy SEALs, Special Operations Personnel and Veterans across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain. The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President.
The President has failed and he is jeopardizing the safety of our troops, their families and our National security for political gain. Obama has exposed the identity of special operations units, leaked classified information, and limited the rules of engagement of forces on the ground. For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.”
50-year-old Zinke has served in the Montana State Senate since 2009. According to Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress, a political action committee dedicated to electing Republican vets, Mr. Zinke was a member of SEAL Team Six, the elite unit that killed Bin Laden, from 1990 until 1993 and from 1996 until 1999. He held several titles including Task Force Commander. In 2004, he was named “Deputy and acting Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.” In that capacity he “led a force of over 3500 Special Operations personnel in Iraq in the conduct of 360 combat patrols, 48 Direct Action missions, and hundreds of sensitive operations” and “was responsible for killing or capturing 72 known enemy insurgents and terrorists.”
Zinke was awarded two Bronze Stars for active combat duty. He has a BS from the University of Oregon, an MBA from National University, and an MS from the University of San Diego.