Apparently the President “managed” the details of the rescue of Captain Phillips. In doing so he earned the hostility of the Seals entrusted with the mission. Here’s an account by a career Naval officer who had a distinguished career, Herb Schwartz, in which he refers to the President as “Zero”. (Which gives you an indication that he feels the President was more of an obstructionist than what the WH would later characterize as “daring and decisive”, once success had been achieved.
If you see the movie, keep these things in mind !
Herb Schwartz is a Navy Blue (more…)