Opinion: The Biden administration’s handling of the drone attack in Jordan reveals a lack of respect for the US military. The statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre belittles the soldiers who lost their lives in the attack, referring to them as “folks” instead of recognizing their sacrifice as uniformed servicemembers. This reflects a broader attitude within the administration that sees the military as serving the political elite rather than the American people.
The oath of enlistment, which calls for soldiers to defend the Constitution and obey the orders of the President and officers, highlights the concept of sacrifice and service to the nation. However, the current administration’s failure to honor the sacrifices made by servicemembers and its lack of clear foreign policy and mission objectives serve as deterrents to potential recruits.
The drone attack in Jordan, which resulted in three deaths and over 30 injuries, is a stark reminder of the administration’s defense failures. Despite empty threats to protect troops and national security interests in the region, the repeated attacks on US troops show that Iran and the terrorists they support are not deterred by the administration’s response.
In conclusion, the Biden administration’s handling of the drone attack in Jordan, along with its failure to properly honor fallen soldiers, highlights a lack of respect for the US military and serves as a deterrent to potential recruits.