"He could never be a hero. Nor a statesman. Nor a great leader. He was just a toy soldier, an accidental president, playing with lives," Cruz-Angeles stated.
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She said this in light of the Mamasapano incident two years ago where 44 SAF officers were supposedly led to their deaths by the President himself.
"Mamasapano reminds me that I have the great fortune of being friends with living, breathing heroes. They take responsibility for their men. They take the hit for bad calls. They share accolades," she said.
"I know men who led their men and placed them in harm's way. But took the risks their men took. They led them in and then led them out. And if there were dead and dying they would go back because no one gets left behind," she added.
The lawyer said that the president used to sit in the presidential palace playing with guns.
"And inevitably, I think, there used to be a guy, sitting in Malacañang who played with guns. Read field manuals. Even had the temerity to lecture generals on how to conduct ground operations," she said.
SOURCE: Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles
Prominent lawyer says Aquino was never a hero, just an 'accidental president' Reviewed by FNPH Correspondent on Thursday, January 26, 2017 Rating: