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‘They Died for Nothing?’: Jake
Tapper’s Interview with Lone
Survivor Vet Gets Tense

Mediaite, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/11/2014 2:42:45 AM

CNN host Jake Tapper’s Interview with the subject of the Mark Wahlberg film Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, became tense on Friday when the veteran of Operation Red Wings apparently took offense at Tapper’s suggestion that the botched mission was a mistake. Luttrell defended his fellow veterans who lost their lives in that operation and asked if Tapper was suggesting that they died “for nothing.” Tapper said that he was struck by the loss of life and the sense of “hopelessness” he felt while watching the film adaptation of that mission. “And I was torn about the message of the film”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/11/2014 2:54:08 AM     (No. 9687694)

Pretty much, as soon as Doofus McDickhead was elected President.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 1/11/2014 3:08:14 AM     (No. 9687696)

Give him hell, Luttrell! You survived for a REASON!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 1/11/2014 3:22:57 AM     (No. 9687699)

FIRST MISTAKE...being interviewed on CNN! Jake, bad move....really bad move....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 1/11/2014 5:33:48 AM     (No. 9687738)

Hopelessness is the key word for CNN. Jake forgets the WH sent these men to die with extremely liberal rules of engagement. More soldiers died in the last year than the previous 8 years in Afghanistan.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/11/2014 6:05:27 AM     (No. 9687746)

The last person on earth I would want to offend would be a man like Marcus Luttrell. Jake just doesn´t get it. It´s called duty and honor. Men like Mr. Luttrell don´t compute with the Tappers of the world. Of course, the loss of those men was a tragedy, but to infer their mission was worthless, is a slap in the face. If you want to make any point worthy of making, Mr. Tapper, how about doing a piece on this administrations insane ROE´s. Look into the massacre in the Tangi Valley, Afghanistan and follow that story to its conclusion. Then come back and explain a misson´s worthiness or not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 1/11/2014 7:11:16 AM     (No. 9687810)

The worthwhile mission would have succeeded if the SEALs had voted to delete the shepherds.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/11/2014 8:11:24 AM     (No. 9687883)

Wow, just wow. Tapper is such a giant jerk.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/11/2014 9:46:15 AM     (No. 9688019)

Soft, self-important, arrogant little woosey men like Jake Tapper cannot begin to understand a real MAN of personal and physical strength like Marcus Luttrell. I have never liked him and he showed his true colors in this interview. Marcus could make quick work of this twerp in about 60 seconds.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DocH, 1/11/2014 11:26:20 AM     (No. 9688174)

Blaming Tapper is not quite accurate. Just for a second, it would be good if everyone reading this post thought about the impact of what Obama and his cronies have done to the military on the morale of those who serve in it.
Now, be afraid for our country. Be very afraid.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/11/2014 12:14:03 PM     (No. 9688243)

Why did we have to lose the first American in that God forsaken country? It´s not our war and has been proven to be unwinnable.

I once received a video about Afghanistan and what our military went through there. I saw ´roads´ with ruts so deep they were taller than the trucks using the roads. Other things our military had to put up with just broke your heart. And I think I remember Zippy making them use rubber bullets at some point so there would be no collateral damage. Bring our military home. Now! What have we gained from this fiasco?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 1/11/2014 12:45:37 PM     (No. 9688288)

The whole point of the war against al-Queda/ the Taliban in Afghanistan is that it is IN Afghanistan.

Jake Tapper and the Democrats would be happier if it were fought in LA, NYC, and Seattle under the same rules of engagement!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 1/11/2014 3:22:13 PM     (No. 9688465)


+1 on that

Shoot shovel shutup

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