On Wednesday, an image featuring President Joe Biden and Delta Force, a classified special operations unit of the United States military whose members are not disclosed to the public, was posted to Instagram by the Biden administration.
The difficulty was that the military personnel’s identities were not obscured.
Despite the removal of the image, the error quickly gained traction on social media.
“The Whitehouse media team shared this picture last night (I added the black boxes) without blurring or censoring the faces of the ‘Delta Force’ (CAG) operator’s faces,” one X user wrote.
“They deleted it an hour later after hundreds of thousands had already viewed it.”
“This is a massive failure on the Biden admin,” the user concluded.
The Whitehouse media team shared this picture last night (I added the black boxes) without blurring or censoring the faces of the “Delta Force” (CAG) operator’s faces. They deleted it an hour later after hundreds of thousands had already viewed it.
This is a massive failure on… pic.twitter.com/ROegvYWzit
— Sam Shoemate (@samosaur) October 19, 2023
The caption of the now-deleted post read, “In Israel, President Biden met with first responders to thank them for their bravery and the work they’re doing in response to the Hamas terrorist attacks.”
Former United States Navy intelligence officer Jack Posobiec posted, “Holy shlit these are the guys he was going to send in to free the hostages.”
Holy shlit these are the guys he was going to send in to free the hostages https://t.co/o4IbRsPMUP
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 19, 2023
The Biden WH just doxxed the Delta Force operators in Israel to rescue American hostages
and the Biden State Dept issued a Worldwide Caution for U.S. citizens.
Your life – and the life of every American – is in exponentially more danger under this corrupt psychopath.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 19, 2023
Former director Robby Starbuck wrote, “This is an unforgivable screw up by the Biden Administration!”
Last night Joe Biden’s administration blew the cover of some of our most lethal Delta Force troops whose identities are supposed to stay top secret. This photo was put up for hours with their faces AND tattoos visible before they deleted it. I covered their tattoos for safety… pic.twitter.com/55CT4o6ni4
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 19, 2023
Biden traveled to Israel on October 7 to express his support for the nation in the wake of a terrorist attack by Hamas that claimed the lives of more than 1,400 people.