Obama and knew that he would take credit for the mission. In fact after the mission one said that they had just
gotten Obama re-elected by carrying out the raid. The do respect him for giving the operation the green light.
Even worse is the book claims the account of the action we were given by the White House was a lie. There was no 40 minute-long gun fight…it was curiosity that killed the
Bin Laden apparently was shot in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction, according to former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen in “No Easy Day.” The book is to be published next week by Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint.
Bissonnette says he was directly behind a point man going up the stairs in the pitch black hallway. Near the top, he said, he heard two shots, but the book doesn’t make it clear who fired them. He wrote that the point man had seen a man peeking out of a door on the right side of the hallway.
The author writes that the man ducked back into his bedroom and the SEALs followed, only to find the man crumpled on the floor in a pool of blood with a hole visible on the right side of his head and two women wailing over his body. Once they wiped the blood off his face, they were certain it was bin Laden.
Once the terrorist was shot, they made sure he was dead. Bissonnette and the other SEALs trained their guns’ laser sights on bin Laden’s still-twitching body, shooting him several times until he lay motionless.
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The official report given by the Administration is the SEALs shot bin Laden only after he ducked back into the bedroom because they thought he might be reaching for a weapon.
In another possibly uncomfortable revelation for U.S. officials who say bin Laden’s body was treated with dignity before being given a full Muslim burial at sea, the author reveals that in the cramped helicopter flight out of the compound, one of the SEALs was sitting on bin Laden’s chest as the body lay at the author’s feet in the middle of the cabin, for the short flight to a refueling stop inside Pakistan where a third helicopter was waiting.
This is common practice, as U.S. troops sometimes must sit on their own war dead in packed helicopters. Space was cramped because one of the helicopters had crashed in the initial assault, leaving little space for the roughly two dozen commandos in the two aircraft that remained. When the commandos reached the third aircraft, bin Laden’s body was moved to it.
Bissonnette does not speak well of his meeting with Vice President Joe Biden. He says the SHMOTUS told “lame jokes” no one understood, reminding him of “someone’s drunken uncle at Christmas dinner.”
Truer words were never written.