Football season may be over but it’s never a bad time to spike that football some more. Call me a cynic, but all that heat over Benghazi must have Obama worried. Why else would this interview be allowed?
The special forces commando who brought down Osama bin Laden said he had no choice but to kill the terrorist kingpin, fearing he had a gun or suicide explosives close at hand.
The Navy SEAL team member, identified only as “The Shooter” by Esquire magazine, describes the three shots that brought sudden justice to the world’s most despised man.
Bin Laden appeared to push his youngest wife toward the advancing SEALs before the fatal bullets were fired inside his safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011.
He describes taking bin Laden down with two quick headshots, then one for good measure.
“In that second, I shot him, two times in the forehead. Bap! Bap! The second time as he’s going down. He crumpled onto the floor in front of his bed and I hit him again, Bap! same place,” he said.
“That time I used my EOTech red-dot holo sight. He was dead. Not moving. His tongue was out. I watched him take his last breaths, just a reflex breath.”
In the high of the moment, the shooter said he had understandable mix of emotions.
“And I remember as I watched him breathe out the last part of air, I thought: ‘Is this the best thing I’ve ever done, or the worst thing I’ve ever done?’” the shooter said.
“This is real and that’s him. Holy shit.”
Naturally Esquire must make Obama out to be the real hero.
The Pentagon even developed a plan if the SEALs were approached by Pakistani forces, who were not told of the mission.
“We would surrender. The original plan was to have Vice President Biden fly to Islamabad and negotiate our release with Pakistan’s president,” the shooter said.
“This is hearsay, but I understand Obama said, ‘Hell no. My guys are not surrendering. What do we need to rain hell on the Pakistani military?’ That was the one time in my life I was thinking, I am f–king voting for this guy. I had a picture of him lying in bed at night, thinking, ‘You’re not f–king with my guys.’ Like, he’s thinking about us.”
Read the rest. It doesn’t sound as if this guy is exactly happy with the attention received.