A mortar shell explosion killed eight Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force near Hawthorne, NV and injured a half dozen more during mountain warfare training on March 19, 2013.
Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the floor of the Senate implying that sequestration was to blame for the tragic deaths.
“Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied. Saying that this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut, and if they couldn't afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn't do the exercise.”
“And in fact, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago that he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.”
It was this same weasel who did nothing to prevent sequestration in the 16 months leading up to it because he is nothing more than a political pawn of this regime. So, Harry, their blood is on your hands. You still want to blame this on sequestration you fucking little bastard?
Retired Col. Allen West said, “It’s about time the American people demanded more and have Harry Reid held accountable for the statement he made,” West said. “To try to impugn the training and the readiness of our Marine Corps so that he can make these cute political points, that’s horrific.”
Somebody needs to do a dick dance on Reid’s head.