Maybe I’m pissed off at what the US Air Force just did because of lingering inter-service rivalries remaining during my 20 fun-filled years in the Marine Corps.
No, that’s not it.
Maybe I’m pissed off at what the US Air Force just did because as someone who’s been a part of the US Armed Forces his entire life (dependent, active duty, retiree), just knowing that I’m even remotely associated to the USAF embarrasses me.
No, that’s not it.
Maybe I’m pissed off at what the US Air Force just did because in essence they just tucked their collective tails between their collective asses and apologized to one of the worst examples of organized barbarism ever.
Yeah, that’s it.
As noted by Katie Pavlich of TownHall.com, in a very left-handed way, the Air Force just apologized to the Taliban.
But first, a bit of background – just about everyone on the planet has already heard of the Yanny vs Laurel audio illusion. So as any good marketeer assigned to the AF Recruiting Command would know, jump of YvL while it’s hot.
And to their credit, that’s exactly what the Air Force did, possibly coming up with one of the better tweets ever;
Sadly, within a matter of mere hours, the Air Force not only pulled the tweet… they apologized for it.
We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. It has since been removed.
— U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) May 17, 2018
Then came the blast back that the Air Force so richly deserved. Here’s just a couple of the better ones;
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) May 17, 2018
No no noooooo! It was awesome! You’re letting the terrorists win. https://t.co/mIlewBy7Fc
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 17, 2018
Well, maybe the Air Force didn’t let the terrorists win, but their commitment to killing America’s enemies certainly has been drawn into question.