“I’ve been a Seal for 30 years and I never heard the words ‘kill mission’. It’s a fantasy word. If it was a kill mission you don’t need Seal Team 6; you need a box of hand grenades.”
He said the men were angry with President Barack Obama for announcing Bin Laden’s death on TV just hours after they completed the mission on May 1.
“There isn’t a politician in the world who could resist trying to take credit for getting Bin Laden but it devalued the ‘intel’ and gave time for every other Al-Qaeda leader to scurry to another bolthole,” he said.
“The men who did this and their valorous act deserve better. It’s a pretty shabby way to treat these guys.”
As I outlined on my show, it was shady the way everyone heaped praise on politicians who had nothing to do with the operation. It was the military and intelligence services that deserved all the credit. Not Obama, and not Bush.
- New Book By Former SEAL Tells What Really Happened During Abbottabad Raid (businessinsider.com)
- Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out Bin Laden (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- SEALs Killed Bin Laden Within Minutes, Book Says (foxnews.com)