Monday, February 9, 2009

USS Cole

In October, 2000 the US Navy destroyer USS Cole was attacked by a boat carrying suicide bombers while refueling in a port city of Aden in Yemen. Seventeen US sailors were killed in the attack. The alleged mastermind Al Nashiri was subsequently arrested and sent to Guantanamo terrorist prison in Cuba. He was about to be brought to trial, when Obama's Defense Department dropped all charges against him the day before he met with the families of the sailors killed in the attack. Wouldn't you have loved to have been a fly on the wall in that get together? Diane McDaniels, the mother of James McDaniels, one of the sailors killed, refused to go to the meeting. Her interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News can be seen at the following link.


  1. Do you think she might hsve done better to go to the meeting and express her feelings?

  2. With the attitude of the current administration, dropping charges against a terrorist who had blood all over his hands, I think her staying away said a lot more to them than her going and voicing her opinion. If she had do you think her feelings ever would have made it into the media. I highly doubt it.